Alejandro

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    Jun 08, 2010 4:13 PM GMT
    The video is here.

    And, well, actually it is really good. The gender-bending and androgyny work extremely well. I hope the sexual ambiguity is picked up by people.



    O, and before people say "OMG Madonna copy" she already came out and said she was doing it but for a different reason.
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    Jun 08, 2010 4:23 PM GMT
    Madonna Redivivus meets Schindler´s List.
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    Jun 08, 2010 4:33 PM GMT
    That was so... different from what I'm use to watching!icon_surprised.gif
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    Jun 08, 2010 4:39 PM GMT
    the music sounds like a remake of Allegria .

    the whole thing is very polished but not innovative. or maybe i'm just blase.

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    Jun 08, 2010 5:44 PM GMT
    Ohai Madonna - erm - Gaga!
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    Jun 08, 2010 5:45 PM GMT
    ps wtf is it about?
    I do think she is trying a bit TOO hard to be innovative and a legend though.
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    Jun 08, 2010 5:50 PM GMT
    One expects her to deliver high calibre work. And then she does.
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    Jun 08, 2010 5:51 PM GMT
    luvitohateit saidOhai Madonna - erm - Gaga!


    It's definitely a brazen tribute to Express Yourself and Like A Prayer.icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 08, 2010 5:59 PM GMT
    GuerrillaSodomite said
    luvitohateit saidOhai Madonna - erm - Gaga!


    It's definitely a brazen tribute to Express Yourself and Like A Prayer.icon_biggrin.gif


    And some "vogue" thrown in for good measure perhaps?
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    Jun 08, 2010 6:00 PM GMT
    I liked Gaga a lot more before she started trying to one-up herself in the "artistic statement" department with each video.
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    Jun 08, 2010 6:02 PM GMT
    iz a good looking video....nice art and direction.....director and editing crew deserves most of the credit here......(as far as originality its crap)

    but the song is crap....like crap u find on the street on a tootsie rolled over with spitted out gum.....icon_cool.gif the song sounds like an ace of base song from the 90s....cant remember the name but the chorus sounds like they just copied str8 from that song.

    ceerruslay.....to me this bitch peaked at poker face.....iz all down hill and trying to outdo herself with silly fucktard outfitz and videos now....itz a good thing she likes to do cool videos cuz a good video will help a fucked up song to get played.......then u just gotta pray that the repetition will sink in and ppl will find it catchy cuz u just done planted the song in their brainz. poker face video wasnt even that artsy or well done but it was her biggest hit cuz the song was kickass.......the crappiest the song is....the more she goes all out on her vids...

    now somebody do a chart of how gaga video art scores are diretly proportional to the crap score of her songs....lolz icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 08, 2010 6:03 PM GMT
    silverfox1 said
    GuerrillaSodomite said
    luvitohateit saidOhai Madonna - erm - Gaga!


    It's definitely a brazen tribute to Express Yourself and Like A Prayer.icon_biggrin.gif


    And some "vogue" thrown in for good measure perhaps?


    Oh yeah, duh. icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 08, 2010 6:05 PM GMT
    I thought it was rather unexpected, considering you a summery, warm song and put it against a cold, military style video.

    I liked the imagery a lot, and thought it was actually one of her better videos. You can interpret it in different ways and the choreography is better to my eyes than it has been before.

    It makes me like the song better, which is what a video should do.
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    Jun 08, 2010 6:21 PM GMT
    I will agree that it is one of her better (best?) videos.

    And stop with the OMG Madonna, I warned you all when I posted.
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    Jun 08, 2010 6:26 PM GMT
    kentstrongtommy said[actually this song isn't a madonna copy.

    remember Ace to Base??? if u know what i mean......((:icon_smile.gif)xxx>>))


    but the song is good! gaga rocks!




    no bitch that aint the song i was talking about.....a lot of a0b songs sound alike but derz one that the alejandro chorus is ripped from....i dont fukin know the name cuz i aint even like a0b....i just know the gaga song soundz a lot like it. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jun 08, 2010 6:41 PM GMT
    I loved it. I think its hard now a days with so many artists that have done so many "outlandish" things to not look similar maybe to others. Artists admit all the time that they sample songs or video ideas from other artists. How can you not when I am sure she was inspired by madonna and many other artists as we are in every day life.

    I think she definitely has a unique and awesome way of expressing herself through her music. I love the music and I think instead of looking for some long term meaning to a song or etc, just let it be a good song and enjoy it.

    She admits herself that her music was intended to be like fantasy and take people to a place they have never been before, a false reality if you will, so for me its ok if it doesn't necessarily have some great wonderful meaning.

    I think she is definitely a force to be reckoned with now and I hope she is around for a long time.

    Unlock madonna though she can actually sing. She can sit down at a piano and sing and still sound good without any auto-tune and etc.

    Just let it be what she intended her music to be, fun innovative and something to take you away from everyday life crap.
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    Jun 08, 2010 6:44 PM GMT
    luvitohateit saidOhai Madonna - erm - Gaga!


    please. this video is not Madonna. one, she is doing an homage here. do we call Ulysses by Joyce a Homer ripoff? Gaga pushes boundaries further than Madonna did; yes, this is basing portions of the video from Madonna, but she is appropriating them, not repeating them. Gaga is far darker, more sexual, and more intelligent in her narrative (as in a cone bra verse a machine gun bra). two, this video is actually based on the the Steven Klein Academy photo shoot with Lara Stone (http://homotography.blogspot.com/2009/08/steven-klein-academy-lara-stone-w.html), so please get your facts right before you see one Madonna reference and write the whole thing off as Madonna. three, this video is technically more stunning than any Madonna video it is borrowing from with a far more complex array of choreography, cinematography, costume, lighting... mise en scene en general. four, i think the intelligence of the statements being portrayed are far deeper than anything Madonna has ever done where Madonna's edginess has always been blatant in meaning where Gaga in this video is vested in a subtler handling of the piece. and finally, i appreciate the video for its gender-defying and sexuality-risque moments which Gaga explains as "[It's about the] purity of my friendships with my gay friends, and how I've been unable to find that with a straight man in my life. It's a celebration and an admiration of gay love—it confesses my envy of the courage and bravery they require to be together. In the video I'm pining for the love of my gay friends—but they just don't want me to be with them" and ""homoerotic military theme" [...] "It is a celebration of my love and appreciation for the gay community, my admiration of their bravery, their love for one another and their courage in their relationships."

    i never saw Madonna do anything like that. it's really easy to just say this is a copy, but under inspection it's impossible not to see this as a genuine work of her own creation. i mean, how many people envisioned this is what the video would look like when they first heard the song?
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    Jun 08, 2010 6:59 PM GMT
    She can sing well and her video' are always entertaining. so what else can we ask for more.
    Alejandro was one on my fav tracks from her second album, so pretty happy that the video is finally out.
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    Jun 08, 2010 7:28 PM GMT
    Love it love it love it love it
    However, though she tries to break away from the old stereotypes our society throws at us, I think the whole role-reversal theme is this very little bit cliché... but who cares...
    It has wonderful, somewhat linear, neo-noir-ish feel to it, and the black-and-white scenes don't ruin a thing. And yeah the composition in some scenes is beautiful...
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    Jun 08, 2010 7:52 PM GMT
    A really hot video - there are some tribute/homage images to some of Madonna's videos! Hm! The male models are hot - so far - this is what I got from the lyrics! Alejandro, Roberto and Fernando! so Is she having different affairs with 3 Latin guys in the song? Hehehe HOT! !!! icon_cool.gif


    http://www.bostonherald.com/entertainment/music/general/view.bg?articleid=1260271

    interesting article.
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    Jun 08, 2010 7:55 PM GMT
    I dont understand this video, like paparazzi made sense, telephone a little. But for Alejandro I'm not sure i get the story yet. Someone please elaborate if you have a theory
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    Jun 08, 2010 7:59 PM GMT
    7539mthe-three-stooges-moe-posters.jpg?w

    meets

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    PS...again with the cumberbunds on the guys??
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    Jun 08, 2010 8:05 PM GMT
    All that latex/gear... and no-one got wet icon_question.gificon_exclaim.gif



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    Jun 08, 2010 8:07 PM GMT
    Penis.

    /Because someone had to say it.
    //NTTAWT
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    Jun 08, 2010 8:09 PM GMT
    Rawrly saidI can't believe she wore a fucking mantilla.


    There is a reason why we pray to her as Our Lady of Gagalupe icon_wink.gif