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Ah, silent film. The fantastic thing about the silent film era is it has a very strong, distinct aesthetic. The bad thing is, it's overplayed. Absolutely
everyone finds it "inspiring", but they chicken out on actually carrying it through. Granted, all of that dark makeup and glam clothes can feel pretty intimidating in real life, but if we can walk out of the house in forties regalia and latex leggings, what is a little eyeliner to be frightened of?
One of my favourite silent film inspirations is in fact, not a silent film, it is the Smashing Pumpkins' music video for "Tonight Tonight".
Taken from a Georges Méliès film called "Le Voyage dans la lune" made in 1902, the moon in that music video alone has been creeping into my personal art since I was probably ten or eleven.