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Music video analysis bad romance

  1. 1. Music Video Analysis<br />- By Paris Fielder<br />
  2. 2. Chosen video to analyse <br />I have chosen to analyse the music video for ‘Bad Romance’ by Lady Gaga, which was the lead release from her EP and second major release, The Fame Monster (2009). <br />In an interview with Rolling Stone, Gaga confirmed that Francis Lawrence had directed the music video for ‘Bad Romance’ quoting…<br />"I knew [Lawrence's] ability as a director is so much higher than what I could [do]."<br />
  3. 3. Type of video<br /><ul><li>Performance and concept type, slight narrative.
  4. 4. Concept type: she is being kidnapped by supermodels, drugged and sold to a Russian mafia for a million roubles. This video is a comparison to the music industry and its shady, dark side.
  5. 5. Performance type: Lady Gaga is singing the song and is the victim to the music industry.</li></li></ul><li>Camera work<br />The shot where she is in the bathtub with wide eyes is a way of showing her innocence and cleansing that away in preparation to be swallowed up by the music industry and turning into the Fame Monster, a direct link to the name of her album.<br />
  6. 6. Camera work<br />The tracking shot of her surrounded by hanging diamonds and a circle of men show her as an object to the music industry as the men are deciding whether to sign her. <br />
  7. 7. Camera work<br />The shot with the computers with bidding figures represent the music industry because she is performing for the men and they are bidding to sign her.<br />
  8. 8. Camera work<br />Extreme close-up of Lady Gaga with minimal makeup on and crying to show her innocence.<br />
  9. 9. Camera work<br />Full body shot of Lady Gaga with a silver plant around her represents her wanting to be the centre of the universe/attention.<br />
  10. 10. Camera work<br />Towards the end where the man who signed her is burnt on the bed shows Lady Gaga in control of her career and she later stated in a interview that the video is about a ‘tough female spirit’.<br />
  11. 11. Editing<br />Editing used on her eyes to emphasise the innocence and the phrase ‘wide-eyed’.<br />
  12. 12. Editing<br />The lyrics…<br />“I want your love, and all your lovers revenge” <br />This is her saying she wants to be part of the music industry, flaws and all and she wants the jealousy of other artists as well. <br />
  13. 13. Mise en scene<br />Lady Gaga wearing white clothes in the beginning show her innocence before she is involved in the music industry…<br />
  14. 14. Mise en scene<br />They are later replaced by blood red clothing to emphasise the dark side of the music industry and to show that Lady Gaga is no longer innocent. <br />
  15. 15. Mise en scene<br />All costumes were designed by the late Alexander McQueen.<br />
  16. 16. Mise en scene<br />Darker, harsher make-up in the shots with the red costumes show a darker side to Lady Gaga and emphasise on music industry evils.<br />
  17. 17. Mise en scene<br />Minimal make-up shots show innocence in Lady Gaga as an artist.<br />
  18. 18. Mise en scene<br />Bright lighting, indoors setting.<br />
  19. 19. Audience<br />This music video makes reference to other artists aiming to be signed and the music industry.<br />It appeals to Lady Gaga fans, creative people, eccentric musicians, primarily a young adult audience as children will not understand hidden messages and it could be too sexualised for them. Also, adults will find it too bizarre.<br />
  20. 20. Genre<br />Music<br />Business<br />Drugs<br />Competition <br />
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