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Midweek Music Video: Tonight, Tonight by The Smashing Pumpkins

Inspired by a silent film from the 1900's, the music video evokes a quirky old-world charm with the use of turn-of-the-century stylistic elements.

Tonight, Tonight is the fourth single from the American alternative rock band’s third and possibly most sought-after album, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. The song is one of the band’s most unforgettable releases, made even more unforgettable by a spectacular music video.

Photo via pumkinmachine

The concept for the music was inspired by French illusionist and filmmaker Georges Méliès’s silent film A Trip to the Moon. It was conceived as an afterthought to the album cover of Mellon Collie, which reminded the husband and wife directorial team of Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris of old silent films.

The music video evokes a quirky old-world charm with the use of turn-of-the-century stylistic elements; the props, costumes, backdrops and special effects are reminiscent of the 1800’s and silent film.

Watch the music video and be visually captivated:

Video via youtube

Time is never time at all
You can never ever leave without leaving a piece of youth
And our lives are forever changed…

Like this article? Read more from our Midweek Music Video series.

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written by jillytanrad

3 comments

  1. clownshoes

    clownshoes

    Always love this video

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  2. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    me too!! ^

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  3. holgardo

    holgardo

    great video and album... and the last album I liked from Smashing Pumpkins

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