Tag Archives: Lady Gaga

Music Video Renaissance? Kanye West’s Runaway

In the last year we have had three major music video events, with artists using the medium to launch videos as short films with a pace more lyrical than the usual heart attack-inducing editing style of music videos.  I commented on Lady Gaga and M.I.A.’s videos earlier this year, and now Kanye West has grabbed headlines with his 34-minute museum installation “Runaway.” Continue reading

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Lady Gaga vs. M.I.A.

M.I.A. of “Paper Planes” fame isn’t a fan of Lady Gaga to say the least.  So after Gaga’s “Telephone” mini-movie/music video received so much attention, it seemed fortuitous (though I wouldn’t say planned given the time it takes to make even a short film) that M.I.A. had a mini-movie/music video of her own released a few months after Lady Gaga’s, titled “Born Free.”  For this piece, I’d like you watch the two back to back.

Here’s Lady Gaga’s “Telephone”

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