kanye west - runaway (movie)
My thoughts on the film:
Wow, Kanye has definitely innovated the rap game with this one. The vision and how it was directed makes is remarkable. This is Art: Mr. West started this film off brilliantly. If you listen carefully to the song in the beginning, he sends out a subliminal message that gives a brief description of the rise of his career. The first scene takes off, we see Kanye living his lavish life; blistering through the woods in his expensive sports car. In the song he states,”I fantasized about this back in Chicago. Mercy, mercy me, that Murcielago. That’s me, the first year that I blow. How you say broke in Spanish? Me no hablo. Me drown sorrow in that Diablo. Me found bravery in my bravado.” A blast from the past; spending money unconsciously to fulfill happiness and depression. Having made it, his ego grows uncontrollably to the point where greed becomes a problem and hate susceptible.
“First rule in this world baby, don’t pay attention to anything you see on the news.”
“Your girlfriend’s really beautiful. Thank you. Do you know she’s a bird? No I never noticed that…”
“Do you know what I hate most about your world? Anything that is different you try to change. You try to tear it down.”
I decided not to analyze the last 3 quotes due to endless possibilities; therefore, I deliberated on one and left the rest alone for you contemplate on. On a side note, here is a quick- unfinished explanation of the whole movie:I viewed the phoenix as a guardian angle. She comes crashing down in a ball of fire while Kanye is speeding through the woods. Metaphorically the phoenix interrupts him from living the fast lane; the place where he is lost as a person and need concrete guidance. Though the phoenix is clueless of the life he lives, she teaches him lessons that he soon acknowledges. The ballerinas symbolizes the trails and errors that are bettering him self as a person, but failed; which is why they turn into stoned statues. To be continued…