One inspiration for me, for this particular page, is the movie Cabaret, starring Liza Minnelli. My favorite scenes are when the camera pans around to the inside of the lounge to the laughing audience. There is something very grotesque and unsettling about watching everyone laugh, and even more so in the context of what is happening outside the lounge (the Nazis running rampant). These things stand out most in my mind just like the scene in Citizen Kane, when all the men are gathered and the troop of girls are dancing in honor of Mr. Kane. The camera shows a close-up of Kane's two closest companions alongside the other men, laughing and clapping, and not on Mr. Kane, himself.