Thursday, October 15, 2015

If Taylor Swift's Blank Space is meant to be an interpretation of The Great Gatsby

The Joseph Kahn video for Taylor Swift's 2014 Blank Space has recieved over a billion views on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-ORhEE9VVg

The video is highly stylised ("There's a lot of symmetrical framing that's Kubrickian").

Looking at it again today, I wondered if Taylor Swift's Blank Space is meant to be an interpretation of The Great Gatsby, seen from the viewpoint of Daisy Buchanan? ("They were careless people, Tom and Daisy — they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made. . .").































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