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Love Story Powerpoint

  1. 1. Love Story - Taylor Swift
  2. 2. I ntroduction <ul><li>Director: Trey Fanjoy </li></ul><ul><li>Video Producer: Trent Hardville </li></ul><ul><li>Genre: Country crossover </li></ul><ul><li>Characteristics of Genre: </li></ul><ul><li>Setting – in the countryside, eg. Fields / Forest </li></ul>
  3. 3. R elationship between Lyrics & Visuals <ul><li>The majority of the lyrics are illustrated throughout the video </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>‘ balcony of summer air’ – the shot shows Taylor Swift standing on a balcony </li></ul><ul><li>‘ see you make your way through the crowd’ – the male in the video is shown walking through the ball towards Taylor </li></ul><ul><li>‘ sneak out to the garden to see you’ – shows Taylor wandering outside looking for the male lead </li></ul><ul><li>An amplified message throughout the video is the idea of a ‘Love Story’ and this is shown in the narrative of the lyrics shown in the visuals throughout the video in a chronological order, like a story. </li></ul>
  4. 4. R elationship Between Music & Visuals <ul><li>The beat of the song is regular throughout the first half of the song and the editing of the video represents this. Shots are long and slow. </li></ul><ul><li>When the beat changes to a higher tone near the end of the song, the cuts of video become quicker and shorter. Wirth more shots as the pace alters. </li></ul>
  5. 5. C lose up / Star Image Motifs <ul><li>There are some close ups of Taylor Swift which show her emotions within the song </li></ul><ul><li>These close up’s are not used voyeuristically like they are used in other music videos </li></ul><ul><li>This video relates to other videos by Taylor Swift in the idea that it follows a narrative but the image of the film, set in a period of time and the use of flashbacks does not relate to other videos by Taylor. </li></ul>
  6. 6. N otion of Looking <ul><li>Neither the main artist or extras in the video are on sexual display. This suits the period of time in which the video is set </li></ul><ul><li>There are no references to the idea of ‘looking’ within the video </li></ul>
  7. 7. I ntertextual References <ul><li>The video links to ideas of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ through: </li></ul><ul><li>- Mise-en-scene -- clothing – of the period </li></ul><ul><li>-- setting - In a ball/at a derelict castle </li></ul><ul><li>Storyline that links to a traditional love story such as Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet </li></ul><ul><li>- The Video also links to a book through the lyrics ‘The Scarlett Letter’. This is a book written in 1850 that also links to traditional love storylines. </li></ul><ul><li>There is also a link to Pride and Prejudice (2005) and the video also features the actress who played Lydia in ‘Pride and Prejudice’ in the background. </li></ul>
  8. 8. P erformance/narrative/Concept Based? <ul><li>The video is mainly Narrative-Based – portraying the story written in the lyrics </li></ul><ul><li>There are no performances of the artist within the video </li></ul><ul><li>The video is also concept based; Based around the idea of a story like ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and ‘Pride and Prejudice’ </li></ul>
  9. 9. C onclusion <ul><li>Overall, the video for ‘Love Story’ is closely linked to popular love films to add intertextual references to make it more appealing to the audience. </li></ul><ul><li>The genre of music is portrayed in the setting of the video </li></ul><ul><li>There is a close link between the visuals and music/lyrics </li></ul>