VIDEO SPOTLIGHT: RUNAWAY BY KANYE WEST
by petercortle | October 6, 2010
Don’t call it a comeback, but it’s pretty close. Mr. West proves once again that he is the king of pop art–and also that his self-imposed exile from society during the past year really has done absolutely nothing to shrink his ego.
But you’ve gotta dream big to do big–we at LCA know that well. And the 35 minute short film “Runaway” is proof of that, mixing in a number of songs off of the soon-to-be-released “Dark Twisted Fantasy” with a parade of symbols and visual metaphors. Some of them are beautiful, like the glassy-eyed deer watching a fallen angel rocket down to earth in a hail of fire and brimstone. Some of it is downright bizarre–cue the giant paper machete Michael Jackson head.
Grab a drink, make sure you’re in a comfy chair, and let yourself be immersed in Kanye’s Dark Twisted Fantasy.