silent film music

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THE LANGUAGE OF THORNS   →   BLOOD RELATIONS

The apprentice’s gaze slid to their reflection, and he squared his shoulders so that he and Ulla stood side by side, much the same height, their hair as black and gleaming as deepwater pearls.

“Look at that,” he said, and his reflection lifted a brow. “We might almost be blood relations.”

He was right, Ulla realized. It was not just the hair, or the slender-reed build that they shared. There was something in the shape of their faces, the sharp cut of their bones.

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For those wondering – MUDAI (working title) is coming along well! I have briefly put it on hold as I’m doing animation for a company I wanted to work with.

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Top 10 Songs

I was tagged by @magical-warlock and honestly this was too hard!!!!

But anyways here’s my songs in no particular order

1. Russ - Cherry Hill

Originally posted by slaughteringbunnies

2. Killer Queen - Queen

3. Harbour Lights - A Silent Film

Originally posted by 2000sbling

4. Lights On - H.E.R.

5. Cry Baby - Janis Joplin

Originally posted by akageesus

6. Drew Barrymore - SZA

Originally posted by spicymother

7. Modern Woman - Tennis

8. Poplar St. Glass Animals

9. Mine - Bazzi

Originally posted by beautifulmichaeljackson

10. Michael Jackson Billie Jean

+Bonus

Originally posted by yccnseok

Baepsae - BTS

I tag anyone who wants to do it!!!! (seriously, if you really want to do this and haven’t been tagged yet, just say I tagged you :D love you cutie bugs)

also if anyone here is thinking of doing a fave music video tag, tag me in that shiiiit (seriously, I would be so down for that and you can tag my main blog or this one)

My dear Christine

You are in no peril as long as you do not touch my mask. You will be free as long as your love for the spirit of Erik overcomes you fear.

Erik

🎨 by @vashnner

This was an interesting one. How would I design Erik? I wanted to pay homage to multiple incarnations so I pulled from the novel, the 1925 silent film, and the ALW musical. I think it turned out well. I’m getting better at anatomy and facial structure.

Ziegfeld Follies Showgirl Lilyan Tashman, Photo by Fred Hartsook, 1920s. 

Acting in music videos is its own art form, one that hearkens back to silent films and musicals. Swift’s a singer and guitarist by trade, but through her dancing and facial expressions, she’s learned to tell stories with her whole body. “Delicate” takes us on a physical, spiritual journey. By the end, Taylor’s danced away her troubles and found a new inner peace – and hopefully, so have we.

Billboard (x)

Song Aesthetics // “Chinese Lanterns” by A Silent Film

Floating on a sea of light

Chinese lanterns in the sky

Sailing over you and I

Chinese lanterns guide us tonight

Listen Here 

Theda Bara as “Cleopatra” in Photoplay magazine, 1918.

“A lone harpist furnished nearly all the music for the emotional scenes in Theda Bara’s Cleopatra”. The accompaniment was described as “an old Egyptian tune”; but an astute investigator discovered that it was this - “La Cinquantaine” - The Golden Wedding. Imagine Marc and Octavius being vamped to a golden anniversary song.”

THEDA BARA - a song about Theda Bara. (You don’t say?)

Theda Bara (born Theodosia Burr Goodman) was one of Hollywood’s first sex symbols, the woman for whom the term ‘vamp’ was coined. She shot to fame in 1915 after starring in A Fool There Was, and retired a few short years later at the insistence of her new husband. She made over 40 films in her short career, only a couple of which survive now, making her the actor with the highest percentage of lost films of anyone with a star on the Hollywood walk of fame. I’ve seen most of her surviving work, and I can’t say they’re great films, but there’s something fascinating about Theda and her story.

I wrote the song after reading 'Vamp’, the excellent biography by Eve Golden, which is well worth a read if you care to know more about Theda. I’ve had the song knocking around for over five years, having attempted to record it to my satisfaction three separate times now. In fact this demo was mostly recorded two years ago, I remixed it tonight and added the plinky piano. It’s still not exactly what I had in mind, but I thought it was about time I shared it. So… here it is!

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Taylor’s “Shake It Off” video from 2014 ended with the pop star attempting a ballet curtsy and falling over. In “Delicate”, its spiritual sequel, she redeems herself, pulling off a surprisingly elegant split on the hood of a car. Swift is no trained dancer, but she’s more charming because she’s completely herself. Acting in music videos is its own art form, one that hearkens back to silent films and musicals. Swift’s a singer and guitarist by trade, but through her dancing and facial expressions, she’s learned to tell stories with her whole body. “Delicate” takes us on a physical, spiritual journey. By the end, Taylor’s danced away her troubles and found a new inner peace. The video frees Taylor from our expectations. She casts off the burden of her name and face, and dances for the pure joy of music – the reason she began writing songs in the first place. Her message: We are not defined by our lowest moments. We are how we choose to define ourselves, and Taylor chooses to humble herself through awkward, honest, cathartic dance. “Delicate” finally allows her to hit reset.

- Billboard Article I absolutely adore

when you want to disappear

{listen}

trouble - coldplay // spanish sahara - foals // march to the sea - twenty one pilots // hiding tonight - alex turner // street poetry - tyler joseph // 102 - matty healy // cigarette daydreams - cage the elephant // oblivion (live at capitol studios) - bastille // a car, a torch, a death - twenty one pilots // moon - foals // reaching the potential - a silent film // hole in the ground - tyler joseph // shiver - coldplay // human - the killers