Alright I just love the 20s and 30s and the style of the movies so in terms of costume and setting the movie was right up to my expectations, I loved every bit of that. I am not a fan of silent movies really, I’ve watched a few but they’ve all been quite short, Chaplin and the like.
But what you pick up is that you have to pay attention to the characters facial expressions, you end up following their lips and imagining what they are going to say, thinking how they feel, projecting your thoughts and position towards the people in the movie and you become immersed in the movie more so than a motion picture from today.
Why? Because you immediately begin to judge the person by their voice, alongside their appearance. If they talk in an arrogant way, they seem arrogant, no matter the voice. But here you could even see the pride shine through the protagonist, without him saying a word his eyes and posture showed that he was proud and loved doing what he does. This gave a great feel towards the protagonist and the actress in the supporting role was fantastic as well and you could really see the emotional connection the two of them had.
I won’t spoil anything of course but I really enjoyed the movie and the music is of course a class of its own and was spot on, setting out at the right moments and tuning in correctly. Truly a fantastic film.