On Monday I posted a list of Steampunk movies. Today I would like to show you stills from some of the ones I mentioned along with some new ones...
|A fine example of steampunk lighting.|
|The outside of the compass. You really can't see it here, but the case has some very detailed etching.|
|A beautiful steampunk window.|
|This picture, and the following three, are from the movie Wild Wild West. I don't remember the television show which was apparently popular when I was growing up, but the movie is pure steampunk.|
|A steam powered wheel chair.|
|This picture, and the next, are from The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. While the movie is not entirely steampunk, elements are, and who doesn't enjoy Sean Connery?|
|The character of Dorian Grey, on the left, makes this movie soooo worth it.|
|The original 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and the first movie I remember as a kid.|
|Elements of Edward Scissorhands are quite steampunk.|
|Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. Air ships are very steampunk*.|
|Batman. Braxton could tell you which one this is....but I have no idea.|
|My favorite of the bunch, Sherlock Holmes.|
|Mad Eye Moody from Harry Potter sports a very steampunk eye.|
|The original Time Machine.|
Hopefully these stills from movies have helped us define steampunk style. Remember, the vibe is of a time when the steam engine ruled and the aesthetic tends toward Victorian/Edwardian with lots of metal work and leather. Though it's not exactly my personal style, I can appreciate the beauty, craftsmanship, and true art of this look, and would love the find a way to bring elements into my own home and closet.
*Would someone please come up with a synonym for steampunk? If this week were a drinking game and we all had to take a shot every time I write "steampunk"....we would all be on the floor by now!
Have a beautiful day.