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    • For full analysis go to my video posts =]
      • Run this town – Jay-z Featuring Rhianna and Kanye West
      • Released for radio air play July 24 th 2009
      • Beginning starts with Medium shot of red and black smoke, man holding a flame pans upwards and cuts to more flames
      • People are wearing masks, tribal like
      • Cuts to a variety of different shots
      • Head scarf's covering their faces – intertextuality
      • As song starts “feel it coming in the air” - Close up of Rhianna lifting down her scare. Misty fire fades away.
      • “ I'm addicted to the thrills” - Close up to long shot, We see her body, sexy outfit Voyeurism. Man with no top on gives her a flame, he appears to be smaller. Rhianna has power over man, contrasted with her outfit.
      • Dressed in a different outfit – all black and sexy.
      • Collection of different shots. Fragmentations of her body – sexualize.
      • See a medium shot of them all wearing shades -intertextuality
      • “ who's guna run this town tonight” medium shot of Jay-Z, close up of man running past him
      • Jay-z begins to rap. “pledge your allegiance” crown bashing sticks together – tribal like, supporting Jay-Z
      • “ all black everything” links into what they're wearing. Shows ma with black spikes, dangerous.
      • All the singers place on a stage about everybody. Tribe look like audience. Refers to a live audience.
      • Close ups of Jay-Z to establish his importance
      • Rhianna in hot pants and furry coat type thing – new image, like a prostitute
      • “ walking tall against the rain” - Rhianna holds flame higher, flames behind her, camera zooms slowly.
      • Jay-z long shot of him looking like a king, with tribe members along a corridor protecting him “you can call me Caesar.
      • There is always the main person singing in the middle.
      • Close up of Rhianna fades with long shot of tribe – shows her importance and leadership. Woman can be in charge.
      • Kanye in broken up car, smashes window – masculinity
      • “ Reebok” Kanye always mentions shoe brands in his lyrics
      • Close ups of tribe members at the end – all covered in black, one shot of woman in burqua like outfit, shows tribe is like religion
      • Knock you down – Keri Hilson, Kanye West and Neyo
      • Music video premièred on March 23 2009
      • Beginning – titles green and black, green connotes envy, zooms in
      • Keri free falls slow motion – links to lyrics, “knock you down”
      • Keri wearing under garments and thin t-shirt – sexualized
      • Shots, medium-long fade into each other
      • Close up of keri's face – opens her eyes, voice echo effect – sexy
      • Kanye standing up, camera looking up at him
      • “ Reboking” - mentions shoe brand – intertextuality
      • Medium shot of kanye and keri – shows love interest
      • Close up of Kanye – motioning slitting his throat, fades into keri free falling – links with lyrics “disaster”
      • Birds eye view of keri – sexy
      • Both holding their heads – shot cuts between them
      • Keri by herself, white background, dress more however in leather – still sexy
      • Shots cut to fragmentations of her body
      • Close up to extreme close up of keri and kanye about to kiss.
      • Close up of her biting her lip – intertextuality and voyeurism
      • Lyrics “knock me down” - Keri free falling again
      • Split screen effect – holding each others faces both smiling -> goes to feet -> both not smiling -> feet, keri turning hers away -> kanye falls after keri turns away. Links in with lyrics “sometimes love comes around and it knocks you down”
      • When Kanye hits the ground digitalized effect of him smashing into pieces.
      • Cuts to close up of Neyo
      • Usual image, smart hat, looking sleek
      • Cuts to Keri- extreme close up
      • “ kick it with my girl today” neyo shakes his head, cuts to keri – can see neyo is new love interest
      • “ commander and chief” dance moves link in with lyrics constantly
      • Neyo mentions “miss independent” one of his own songs, sings it like he does in his song
      • Close up of Kanye at a party – medium shot of keri and neyo – indicates confrontation
      • Split screen of Kanye and Keri – indicates reminiscing
      • Right side black and white – shows how they were – links with lyrics
      • On the split screen images reflecting lyrics – ashes, nassa, love letter, hour glass
      • Confrontation of Kanye and Keri – Kanye's tempo faster – climax
      • “ this is bad real bad Michael Jackson” keri motions the Jackson-esque holding her crotch, lyrics relate to Michaels song “bad”, links in with the songs situation
      • Medium shot of keri inbetween kanye and neyo, cuts to close ups of her looking sad. Shows she is in the middle of a love war – her voice pitch gets higher showing anxiety
      • Medium shot of kanye and neyo – zooms into a picture of her
      • Split screen of her with both kanye and neyo.
      • Fighter – Christina Aguilera
      • Beginning close up of moth – light surrounding it, rest dark
      • As music starts blurred close up of ballerina feet, with same lighting as moth
      • Close up of black spikey hair
      • Cuts quickly to image of dancer moving their hands spookily like a piano
      • Cuts back to moth – emphasis
      • Extreme close up of Christina face, background black – lighting like moth
      • Cuts back to body of dancer – cleverly done so not to show voyeurism
      • Long shot of Christina in door way, white skin black outfit
      • Medium shot of dancer – looks dead
      • 2 ballerinas, shows woman fighting together
      • Christina wears a cape – like vampire
      • Long shot of christina in a box – when she sings “makes me that much stronger” she smashes the box – shows masculinity and woman strength
      • Ballerina's eating fruit – sensual
      • Extreme close up of Christina when she starts singing – wearing heavy make up
      • Blur – fades into three dancers, more woman standing together
      • Medium shot of ballerina's with sticks, helping them walk
      • Christina crawling on floor with stick – eventual throws stick, black digitalized splodge on screen when she sings chorus again.
      • Long shot of her in white – peace
      • Close up of her in white, more intimate
      • As pitch of voice heightens, moths fly “towards the light” - extreme long shot emphasizes
      • As song comes to a climax, extreme close up to close up to medium shot of Christina
      • Close up of eye, green lashes – revenge
      • Eye then has a butterfly in front of it, butterfly beautiful compared to moth
      • Extreme close up of fire – emotions burning away
      • Christina changes her outfit – black and red – extreme close up filtered in red.
      • “ mid shot” makes muscle movement – masculinity and strength
      • Close up of Christina in white – filters to red like blood
      • Extreme close up of both hey eyes
      • Long shot at the end, Christina kicks screen, digitalized smash of camera lenz.