Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Music Video Analysis: Weapon of Choice - Fatboy Slim

For our first video analysis we chose Weapon of Choice by Fatboy Slim
The music video doesn't generate any similar characteristics towards the more conventional electric/house music videos. The use of lyrics and visuals are mainly contradicting although there are vague links between some of the visuals towards the lyrics which are often amplified. There is a exaggerated link between the visuals and the music, where the actor (Christopher Walken) is seemingly performing to the song. There is no obvious mention of the artist during the video, the whole video instead features around the actor. There is a strong use of mirrors in one scene which creates parallel images of the actor. There is a reference to film by using the actor Christopher Walken who often plays more sinister roles in movies such as Pulp Fiction and Sleepy Hollow, an is known for his serious characters, using him in this video was a break of usual convention, giving the video a more unique and entertaining appeal.

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