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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

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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