Sunday, 11 September 2011

Music Video deconstruction 11

Band: Eminem ft. Rihanna
Song: I Love The Way you Lie
"Love the Way You Lie" is a song by American rapper Eminem, from his seventh studio album, Recovery (2010). It was released as the album's second single on August 9, 2010, through Interscope Records. The song features vocals by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna; the duo's chemistry met with praise... Source: Wikipedia

  • This music video involves both narrative and performance. 
  • The performance for the male singer is of an isolated area, signifying his loneliness in life. 
  • The female is placed in front of a burning building linking to her lyrics.
  • For both performance aspects there is a range of shots used, mainly long shots for the female to get her whole body in view for the male gaze. 
  • The narrative involves a break down in a relationship, we see domestic violence and arguing signifying the collapse. 
  • The narrative very much so links closely to the music video. 
  • The use of close-up shots help show the real anger in both the characters faces. 

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