Black Hole Sun Response

Black Hole Sun Response - abnormality leaves so many...

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I fully agree with your thoughts and analysis on the Black Hole Sun video. It is a classic music video; it tells the story of the music. The video tells the story of song and is structured around the music, just like Vernallis said was the original purpose and point of the music video in “Strange People, Weird Objects.” The ‘crap’ that exists today certainly has no merit as a music video. There are fast cars, expensive jewelry (also called ‘bling’), and a sea of women, but what does any of this have to do with the poetic aspects and plot lines in the story of the song (if there are any)? Soundgarden definitely nailed this video, even though, as you said, the members of Soundgarden had nothing to do with the production of the video, which I found interesting. Also, in terms of the bizarre aspects of the video, there is no way to go wrong, since the
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Unformatted text preview: abnormality leaves so many possibly explanations. I do agree with the analysis of the girl and Barbie doll roast and the Blonde at the poolside. I never thought of it as a criticism of American social norms like, in this case, tanning and the use of tanning beds (which the grill resembles in a way), but after reading your essay, it all makes sense. The apocalyptic aspects of it are also interesting, in that I suppose most of these people are sinners, and they are all being punished. Finally, in terms of the “Guitar Hero Generation,” I couldn’t agree more, that they will never have the same appreciation for music videos like this one. It pains me to hear someone call The Rolling Stones’ “Paint It, Black” “that song from Guitar Hero III,” but I guess there is no way to stop it....
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This note was uploaded on 11/01/2010 for the course JWST 244 taught by Professor Monroe, l during the Fall '09 term at Cornell.

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