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kanye west + runaway = my review

October 23, 2010

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Kanye West officially premiered his short film, Runaway on Saturday on MTV and BET networks. Most individuals were expecting what he delivered which is a beautiful cinematography with images that only he could create and music that was inspiring and emotional…however, I believe within the video – something was lost or perhaps over most of our heads, which is the storyline.
Kanye has compared this debut to Michael Jackson’s Thriller which I can understand if the comparison is strictly on time duration. But what Thriller achieved that Runaway had issues with is simply appealing to your average individual. Thriller’s storyline was easy to understand and accept – Runaway’s storyline, I believe, doesn’t necessarily appeal to the masses. It had all of the right elements to do so – but fell flat in achieving.
Visually and musically appealing however flat on understanding.

Kanye West – Runaway (Full), posted with vodpod
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One Comment leave one →
  1. phoenixrising permalink
    October 25, 2010 7:28 pm

    Funny how you say it falls flat on understanding when the whole film is about how people should be open-minded and accepting of things they don’t immediately understand. Thats was the whole point of the phoenix last line in the film.

    In there lies the irony or “misundertanding” of your review

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