Silent film-inspired music videos

When you think about it, music videos are like silent films, conveying a story without words. Pure image. Here are two notable music videos which reference this medium.

Smashing Pumpkins channels film pioneer George Melies.

Coldplay takes on the glitzy look of a late-era silent picture. Looks like a less intense Tod Browning feature.

One thought on “Silent film-inspired music videos

  1. My fave music video of all time is Rainbow’s “Can’t Let You Go” which is based on “The Cabinet Of Doctor Caligari”:

    And of course Queen’s “Radio GaGa” was based around Lang’s “Metropolis”:



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