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ERIC Number: ED311475
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jul-10
Pages: 60
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Music Video: An Analysis at Three Levels.
Burns, Gary
This paper is an analysis of the different aspects of the music video. Music video is defined as having three meanings: an individual clip, a format, or the "aesthetic" that describes what the clips and format look like. The paper examines interruptions, the dialectical tension and the organization of the work of art, shot-scene sequence, and "hooks." The paper also contains a micro-analysis of the song "All She Wants to Do Is Dance" performed by Don Henley and a meso-analysis of the "Hot Hit Video" program on St. Louis TV. The paper concludes that music video is the aesthetic of the alienated establishment, removing the musician one step further from direct contact with an audience. The paper also concludes that the music video glorifies shortness, incompleteness, lack of resolution, and the dehumanization of Western culture. (Thirty-seven footnotes are appended.) (MS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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