He allowed himself to cave to peer pressure and produce an album that made people adore him again. Share Share Tweet Email. I was immediately curious. But those people looked down on Kanye for bringing his Phoenix friend—who really represents Kanye's inner conscious who knows Kanye isn't being his true self—to the dinner. So now we know that West isn't very good at directing movies but everybody isn't supposed to be good at everything - even Michael Jordan fell short when he tried to play baseball. For the rest of the movie, you’ll see Earth shrouded by the red sky, almost like this Phoenix’s crash into earth has disrupted everything. Runaway opens with a shot of Kanye running through the forest. I co-founded Film Colossus and run the Colossus Movie Club. At first Kanye positions himself as a wizened mentor, somebody who can guide the Phoenix and teach her the ways of his world. 53,657. Best of Kanye West: https://goo.gl/2FXUVWSubscribe here: https://goo.gl/AgJE59Music video by Kanye West performing Runaway. But he’s also consumed by what those artists represent now, as opposed to what they represented when they were alive. It was a dreamy mini-movie with lovely, light imagery and a heavy message — … They it sound all wack and corny, yes its awful blasted boring. If I don’t burn, I can’t go back to my world.”. Luckily, that’s why art exists, so artists can express themselves in visual, sonic manners; so they can tell stories flooded with themes and motifs imbued with intention and meaning. His art can’t fully exist when he’s not truly being himself—which is where we get into Kanye in 2019. VideoKilledTheStereochrome. His armor has been removed. In his own way, Kanye was experiencing his own judgement day after the Taylor Swift incident. But I think it extends to what each person pours their heart and soul into. (C) 2010 Roc-A-Fella Records, LLC Well, that was a big turd. In that moment, I like to think about what Kanye’s character is actually thinking about. The inner part of Kanye—the Phoenix—understood all of this. I've covered several film festivals, including. As the camera pans down, we see all of these factors in play, ending with just Kanye’s car bathed in darkness. No matter what kind of flack or criticisms they received, no matter how wrong they were about something, they remained true to themselves. You don’t. Text Louis Bradley. But we know Kanye made this album as a response to the world after the Taylor Swift incident. This is a very important framing device, as we’re shown the man Kanye will become as opposed to the man he is when he first meets the Phoenix. Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest. The go-to source for comic book and superhero movie fans. These are just a few of the scenes that lost me. West replies, “I think that artists carved them years and years ago—”, “No," the Phoenix interrupts. Listen to both songs on WhoSampled, the ultimate database of sampled music, cover songs and remixes. This quote is actually a play on Roald Dahl’s Cinderella, in which he writes: "I guess you think you know this story. In case you weren’t able to discern the plot, here is the story for Runaway, according to West: "It’s the story of a phoenix fallen to Earth, and I make her my girlfriend, and people discriminate against her and eventually she has to burn herself alive and go back to her world. "Yo Taylor, I’m really happy for you, I’ll let you finish, but Beyoncé has one of the best videos of all time. In an absolutely breathtaking shot, Kanye zooms in on the Phoenix falling towards earth. © 2021 Forbes Media LLC. And that's where we'll note the difference between 2010 Kanye and 2019 Kanye. "Runaway" is a song by American hip hop recording artist Kanye West, released as the second single from his fifth studio album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010). So when Caramanica asks Kanye if he thinks his instincts have led him astray, Kanye doesn’t respond in the way the 2010 version Kanye would have, because the 2010 version of Kanye apologized. That idea of Kanye as this naive, vulnerable person is visually represented when his Murcielago blows up. And the real-life Kanye is sort of stuck in the middle of it all, trying to figure everything out. NEW YORK - OCTOBER 21: Rapper, writer and director Kanye West attends the "Runaway" New York ... [+] premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema on October 21, 2010 in New York City. They don’t jump up and dance to his art like the Phoenix does when he plays "Power", but instead politely clap when he plays "Runaway". And because Kanye doesn’t feel how the Phoenix feels about society—because he feels the pressure to apologize for his actions—he must remain tethered to earth. From his rant about George Bush not caring about black people, to donning the Confederate Flag on his jacket during the Yeezus rollout, to embracing Donald Trump in the Oval Office, Kanye has always stayed true to himself. 90 Day Fiance: Whose OnlyFans Have More Bang For Their Buck? I'm just the shot in the morning to get you going to make you believe you can overcome that situation that you're dealing with all the time.". The production was handled by West, alongside co-producers Emile, Jeff Bhasker, and Mike Dean. You may opt-out by. Pusha T sampled The Backyard Heavies's "Expo '83". Kanye West's "Runaway" music video features both classic and modern dance. You know how people give a backhanded compliment? Best of Kanye West: https://goo.gl/2FXUVWSubscribe here: https://goo.gl/AgJE59Music video by Kanye West performing Runaway (Full-length Film). Shop affordable wall art to hang in dorms, bedrooms, offices, or anywhere blank walls aren't welcome. Runaway by Kanye West feat. This opening quote from Nicki Minaj gets at the naïveté many people have when it comes to fame. You're a fan of yourself. And if I don’t burn, I will turn to stone. Paul's been with Screen Rant since April 2009 and besides contributing to our Featured List Posts, also maintains our forums as Community Manager. Follow us on Twitter for TV and Movie news @Walwus and @ScreenRant. 0. Runaway stars newcomer Selita Ebanks as the Phoenix and Kayne West as himself. And if the Phoenix is a representation of that childlike innocence, then she recognizes that Kanye has entirely abandoned what had inspired so many people for so many years. So let’s take a step outside ourselves for one second and step into Kanye’s shoes. PC Red, sometimes purple. Buy this Track. With this framing, the middle portion of the movie makes sense. In this way, statues becomes representation of how we revere our artists once they’re long dead and gone, as opposed to appreciating them and understanding them while they’re still on Earth. But in 2010, he was simply lost in this world. Kanye thread #342342342, but here we go. I normally listen to indie rock, never voluntarily listened to Kanye and never gave it much thought. Beauty, truth, awesomeness. First, my opinion of Kanye West's Runaway is completely unbiased. Kanye.West.Runaway.2010.UNRATED.1080p.film.AAC.x264 » video movie hd 8 years 1070 MB 1 1 Pitchfork Presents: The Top 100 Tracks of 2010 » audio music mp3 9 years 843 MB 1 1 Kanye West-My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy CD_DVD » audio music lossless 7 years 695 MB 1 1 Kanye West - The Best Of Kanye » audio music mp3 5 years 278 MB 0 1 (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images). It doesn’t even seem like he did it for himself. But this isn’t really the beginning—it’s the end. Newer Post Older Post Home. Ballerina breaks down dance scenes in movies like 'Black Swan,' TV shows like 'It's Always Sunny,' and music videos like Kanye West's 'Runaway.' Kanye exists in this weird middle space, almost like a purgatory, where he’s caught between the promise of celebrity and the real world. If I don’t burn, I can’t go back to my world.”. They’ll be loved and adored and discussed and written about. Night Stalker: Does the Netflix Docuseries Glamorize Richard Ramirez? It features Pusha T, who is signed to West's label GOOD Music. I’ve been feeling the idea of the phoenix. How can we frame this ending, this entire film in the eyes of Kanye. His movie interests vary greatly and you might find him watching "Big Momma's House 3" by himself during a matinee, standing in line to watch "The Avengers" at midnight or live-tweeting a viewing of "Sharknado". Kanye West debuted his long-form music film Runaway on Saturday night. Kanye is running away from his judgement day, and running towards the Phoenix. 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That quote always blows my mind. The phony one, the one you know, Was cooked up years and years ago, And made to sound all soft and sappy Just to keep the children happy.". httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7W0DMAx8FY. This is a selected viewing as we wait for clearance and user rights. It was a dreamy mini-movie with lovely, light imagery and a heavy message — roughly speaking, people aren’t open-minded; they don’t accept what they don’t immediately understand. This highlights the tension between the phoenix and Kanye. Slightly confusing at first, but I was definitely interested. I do see her as her own character, but moreso as a representation of Kanye—both his naïveté about celebrity and his true knowledge of the pains of celebrity. 1′ Une météorite, une forêt, et Kanye West au volant de Kit. He took the power and artistry and tragedy of that final track and birthed a visual representation of how lost in this world he felt in 2010. Kanye kisses the Phoenix as the camera pans to the sky, the clouds still red, still rolling. Then the movie’s real story actually starts, as Nicki Minaj comes in to say: "You might think you've peeped the scene—you haven't. Kanye West Rises from the Ashes to Direct 'Runaway' Kanye West is making his film directing debut with a movie to accompany the release of his latest album - but should he just stick to music? He encourages people to fully be themselves, to embrace who they are. Runaway est un court-métrage musical américain réalisé par Kanye West, sorti en 2010 .. Il sert de vidéoclip pour une compilation de chansons issues de l'album de West, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.Il est inspiré par d'autres films liés à la musique tels que Purple Rain, Pink Floyd The Wall et Thriller de Michael Jackson ainsi que par les peintres Picasso et Matisse . KANYE WEST Clean version of Runaway movie uploaded to Kanye's youtube. You rip the wings off the phoenix and they turn to stone. Instead, I simply want to evaluate a man who once had a major falling out with the public, what that low point did to his psyche, and how that explains his behavior in 2018 and 2019. He’s no longer apologizing—he’s embracing who he is and how that speaks to his fans. But here’s the thing: at the beginning of this movie, we don’t even know about the Phoenix. Kanye said he didn’t—in fact, it seems all he regretted doing was apologizing at the time. And this gets into the final quote of the film that feels like it was written by Kanye in 2019: "Do you know what I hate most about your world? And Kanye is in the movie. News; Browse; Charts; Submit; 6º Game; GET AD-FREE WHOSAMPLED PREMIUM! I know he's good at that. It's the code to self-esteem. “All of the statues that we see, where do you think they came from?” the Phoenix asks. Music. 0. But...can't he be doing both? Hipgnosis Songs Acquires Music Catalog Of Popular Hip-Hop/R&B Producer No I.D. You try to tear it down. Comment "Dabble - to work at anything in an irregular or superficial manner." Instead the 2013 version of Kanye responded in the way we know the 2019 version of Kanye would respond: "It’s only led me to complete awesomeness at all times. Sign up Sign in. And that’s really what we’re seeing in that final scene of the film. He thinks he’s saying something really meaningful to the Phoenix, so it’s met with this explosion to capture the energy. Visually, the environment becomes something Kanye has no control over. Tiny, black silhouettes of Kanye West and the Phoenix rest in the frame. Last movie you watched Pinned Upvote +45 Downvote. Can't believe some people actually enjoyed it. premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema on October 21, 2010 in New York City. Pusha T - discover this song's samples, covers and remixes on WhoSampled. I watched the short film with fellow Screen Rant writer Mike Eisenberg, who had this to say: "This looks like what would happen if Michael Bay and Stanley Kubrick collaborated on a film while consuming a large quantity of hallucinogenic drugs." Lacrimosa is the last song in this section, ending with a request of eternal life: “Merciful Lord Jesus, Grant them eternal rest. With his feature-length 2010 visual, the rapper established some of the themes he’d explore over the coming years – six years later, it feels more relevant than ever. Do you know what I hate most about your world? I can’t read his mind. Kanye West debuted his high-concept movie -- he directed and stars in it -- on Saturday on MTV. We’ll continue to see this explosion throughout the movie—including at the end of the movie. Découvrez Runaway, le film de Kanye West réalisé par Hype Williams, second clip le plus long de l'histoire après Ghost de Michael Jackson Reactions: Skulls, alone, Yung_Stuart and 4 others. This quote has its own context on the album, but in this visual setup, it’s constructing the idea and lore of the Phoenix. I’d like to think that Kanye, as an artist, sees the creation when he looks at the statue. Runaway est un court-métrage musical américain réalisé par Kanye West, sorti en 2010 .. Il sert de vidéoclip pour une compilation de chansons issues de l'album de West, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.Il est inspiré par d'autres films liés à la musique tels que Purple Rain, Pink Floyd The Wall et Thriller de Michael Jackson ainsi que par les peintres Picasso et Matisse . Pusha T . Sound familiar? In the beginning, when he’s in his Murcielago, it’s nothing but a false front, something he needs to feel empowered—the final shot reveals an exposed, vulnerable, broken man who actually needed rescuing more than the Phoenix did. I was like: 'Let me show you guys what I can do, and please accept me back. I'm just the espresso. Before we even hear "Dark Fantasy", the first song of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Mozart’s Lacrimosa dies illa, which translates to “Full of tears will be that day,” plays in the background. Because in 2009, Kanye stormed the MTV Video Music Award stage and took away Taylor Swift's moment to accept her hard-earned award. KANYE WEST RUNAWAY THE MOVIE Posted by STR8PAPERPRODUCTIONZ at 7:38 AM. The real one is far to mean. This motivation he gives people is worded perfectly from Kanye himself during an interview with BBC’s Zane Lowe: "Go listen to all my music. “This Is For The Biopic”—Ant Clemons And The Perspective Of Success. But the Phoenix, who really represents Kanye’s inner conscious, sees that Kanye is selling himself short by becoming part of the groupthink. It not only continued, but expanded upon the themes of the album. He thinks about the craftsmanship of the artist and their intention with their art. Then as the camera pulls back, outer space and all the stars remain still, but the clouds are moving and whirling about at a rapid pace. Kanye West makes his directorial debut with Runaway - a 30 minute short film written by Hype Williams that will have you saying 'Huh?'. Even though Kanye’s ego had made him a controversial figure for years, this is the first time it truly felt like Kanye was about to lose everything. The Murcielago Kanye drives almost feels like a coat of armor, an outfit you throw on to give off this impression that you’re well off and successful. And if I don’t burn, I will turn to stone. Maybe if West keeps trying, he'll get better; though, I'd rather he just stick to music. Still from Kanye West's 'Runaway' via Genius Revisiting Kanye’s ‘Runaway’ and how it resonates today. If you're a Kanye West fan, you're not a fan of me. “The most beautiful thoughts are always besides the darkest,” as Kanye said on his song I Thought About Killing You. And the reaction from everybody was no longer, “Oh, that’s Kanye for you…” Kanye was shunned, abandoned—cancelled, as they say these days. This is exactly what Kanye West is experiencing today. The watered down, the one you know, was made up centuries ago. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Roc-A-Fella 2010. In the film, he dressed in white and matches the elite guests at his dinner. You will believe in yourself. You have the stars set in place, you have something fantastical happening in the sky, you have nature exposed and innocent—and then you have Kanye, housed in his Murcielago. Anything that is different, you try to change. What was he feeling at the time of its release, and how was he conveying everything he felt through this film? The naive side buys into the lies, but by the end, the logical version of Kanye is able to remove himself from everything and see how troubling his life is. People who watched the trailer were left scratching their heads as they tried piecing together the jumbled, incohesive scenes into some sort of storyline. Hip-Hop Discussion benji22 Regular. I've covered several film festivals, including Toronto and Sundance. Kanye West debuted his long-form music film Runaway on Saturday night. When living, those artists were committed to their art and what it meant to people. “Fame” is just the framing device because that’s what’s consumed Kanye from the very beginning. Kanye was perceived as anything but a leader and a caretaker back in 2010—he was the villain, the Wicked Witch of the West in the Wizard of Oz (Wicked is one of Kanye's favorite musicals, by the way). But what he wasn't thinking about was what was best for his legacy—and what’s best for your legacy is staying true to yourself, creating art that is the most honest representation of yourself. At last month’s MTV Video Music Awards Kanye West released the trailer for his short film Runaway. And how can this help us understand Kanye West in 2019, when he's more controversial than he's ever been? A birdwoman in distress, a gaggle of ballet dancers and Jacko's massive balloon head. Il voulait produire une oeuvre plus longue que le Ghost de Michael Jackson (1987), c’est raté. It creates this ethereal, disorienting effect that something otherworldly is disrupting time and space on earth—and Kanye happens to be driving through the forest in that moment. The motivation they give people in the present will continue to provide motivation for centuries to come. I believe Kanye uses this song to reference his life leading up to the My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy era—trapped (by his own doing) in the spotlight, crucified and criticized by news outlets, late night talk show hosts, and celebrities who felt the need to speak out. I co-founded Film Colossus and run the Colossus Movie Club. But this goes far beyond fame. On a positive note, along with the movie, there are 10 great hip-hop tracks on West's website GOOD Fridays for free and they're well worth your time to download.