last night, we watched the movie hugo. the plotline revolved around the turn of the century filmmaker, george melies. i hadn't heard of him before, but the movie was beautiful. it made me want to find out more, so i looked him up.
i found out that one of his most famous works was a film called a trip to the moon. and it's really quite magical...
my friend zach mentioned that the video for "tonight, tonight" by the smashing pumpkins was inspired by this work. after viewing both, you can obviously see the influence.
what is it about this song and the dreamy visuals that make my heart ache in the absolute perfect way? such a lovely tribute to the original filmmaker.
sigh... don't you miss the 90's?