Kanye West - Runaway (Full-length Film)

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Kanye West Runaway (Full-length Film) R7 Rap\/Hip-Hop

Ofentse Mwase Films
This was Years ahead of its time.
Scott Farrell
Just imagine if everyone had Kayne's creativity. We'd be a different race
Scott Farrell
5:54 - 7:30 should have been on the album as an interlude to POWER
afro curly girl
This is my favorite music video to come back to. 2018?
In retrospect, maybe serving your bird girlfriend a turkey dinner wasn't a solid choice.
Bless Oli
This video ages like wine
Rafael Santos
This really made me realise how ripped ballerinas are
Jacob Canavan
13:00 is my favourite part "Do you know she is a bird?" conversation. "you leave the monkey at the zoo" and in parentheses (... and a bird in a cage). It is speaking to keeping things in their place. Use this as the metaphor for the more obvious black and white theme in this scene it portrays a sadder realisation and that is shown in Kanye's frustration at the guy saying that. It's the sub-text or inference you can attribute to the conversation. Applying this differently for example "your girlfriend is really beautiful do you realise she is (black)" or expressed more commonly "she is really beautiful... for a black girl". When he responds "no I never noticed that", he shows his frustration because he obviously 'knows' she is a bird but he saw the beauty regardless of the superficial and the guy just chimes in with "Do you know she is a bird?" as in you know you're not supposed to be here with her or this does not belong here. In response he unleashes into "Runaway" performance. This piece was meant to combat that negativity and really naivety moving forward and teaching not tolerance but true appreciation for things bringing together all things that are BEAUTIFUL [My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy] and allowing them to exist in open space to create something even more beautiful. "This is what the future is to me.. the JUXTAPOSITION of two things that you think don't go together" (Kanye West vh1 storytellers) [I capitalised juxtaposition because I wanted to point out that Kanye coined that term and I don't think he gets enough credit for it- he is personally responsible for a rise in that words use in recent times, but now back to the scheduled program] and in subsequent interviews he has described "Runaway" as being a juxtaposition of two worlds a meeting of hip hop and ballet. In the context of the short film the song is an expression of that frustration and a tableaux of "fuck your flawed thinking look how beautiful things that aren't supposed to be together can be and more eloquently expressed (let's have a toast for the douche-bags...)". For the concept of the overarching theme of the short film it is about teaching the CODES of how to conduct yourself in a hateful world right from "first rule in this world baby; don't pay attention to anything you see in the news" (at 4:30) [he has mentioned codes in the Zane Lowe interview and equating that it is in his code to do certain things and even though people are thinking they are cool whilst showing hatred and excluding him he had the winning ticket the whole time. He was Penelope Von Sweets 'the glitch' that was on the side of the game the whole time. He equated that hatred to the fashion world not letting him in the club there, but it can be extrapolated to the situation here. More on this point; he is saying it is a mentality that is stopping the civilisation from progress, not only on the individual level "That’s the main thing people are controlled by! Thoughts- their perception of themselves!" but also on the group and collective levels "right from the jokes people tell in the highschool lunch room to when you're older and anyone who decides to walk their own path is ostracised" (vh1 storytellers; not exact quote). Further he talks about codes existing in cultures and this type of knowledge can help people move through a social system by being a hub for knowledge (see surface interview) In this interview he also talks about people lacking opportunity and how those with it are often the ones portraying this catch-all snobbery attitude and exclusive thinking] to this conversation to "anything that is different you try to change" (at 26:30). They are all examples of how to navigate through this life and as jay z says which kanye likes to quote now and then "move in a room full of vultures". He gives you both the teachings of how this thinking is harmful and why we should stop it, but also how to arm yourself against it and progress through it. It comes back to letting things that are beautiful, be beautiful. No "Do you know she is a bird?", no backhanded remarks, just "Dopeness". There is also many other themes that tie in with this with the whole death/fantasy themes and all the dialogue, symbology and imagary that constantly shift the viewer's perception on where to align values on the presenting issues, but I wanted to just talk on that specific line. I am so dissapointed I couldn't express that sentiment with more truth I "didn't make it as poignant as I wanted to make it".
Still cant belive melon gave dis a 6
One of them is the cousin that stole the laptop
My interpretation is that the woman represents his artistic creativity personified. She is unique and beautiful and from outside this world shes diffrent. When she first reaches the world of fame that kanye takes her she sees all of the beautiful lights but doesn't understand that these light are just a front. She tries to fit in to the world but realizes that the world just wants to take advantage of her and afraid of her uniqueness although they recognize her beauty " your girlfriend is very beautiful. Do you know that she's a bird? I mean leave a monkey in the zoo." they just want to take advantage of the beauty of his art but they also want to marginalize it and " keep it in its place". She then sees how they killed another one of who she percieved as her kind ( turkey) they killed the art for the sake of their boogie lifestyle. They compromised there art to participate in the luxury. She realizes that she can't be herself and understands the evils of fame thus she runs away and though kanye doesn't want her to go he understands completely
Moo moo
"Your girlfriend's beautiful did you know she's a bird" "No I never noticed that"
Troy Spencer
The visuals and music deserve an award. Nobody in music, today, can do what Ye does.
I was Blind but now I see .. STAY STRONG MR .WEST
Connor Coulson
8k dislikes? Must be Taylor Swift fans. This is a masterpiece, one of the best albums of all time. My only complaint is that this was my main intro to the hip-hop scene, my standards are too high now.
2018 here ?.... Still coming back for this creativity
The Lost in the World part always gets me in my feels... We always chase the one that got away, but the hardest part is bearing the realization that it was never meant to be.
Dude is a prophet. He foreshadowed how people would look at him with Kim. Damn. I just noticed that after 8 years when this dropped in 2010.
ꜱᴛᴇᴀᴍɪɴ' ʜᴏᴛ ɢᴀʀʙᴀɢᴇ
Man, I love when Kanye smiles.
Edson Vuma
The College Dropout - 10/10 Late Registration - 10/10 Graduation - 13/10 808s and Heartbreaks - 15/10 MBDTF - 14/10 Watch the Throne: 11/10 Cruel Summer: 10/10 Yeezus - 12/10 The Life Of Pablo - 13/10
Bruh, its May of 2018 and im just now watching this.....for the first time ever. This visual masterpiece has changed my view and will alter how i live the remainder of my life.
King of the Void
SONG LIST 1. "Lacrimosa" by Mozart 2. "Dark Fantasy" by Kanye West ft. Teyana Taylor, Nicki Minaj & Bon Iver 3. "Gorgeous" by Kanye West ft. KiD CuDi & Raekwon 4. "POWER" by Kanye West (Runaway Remix) 5. "All of the Lights" by Kanye West ft. Rihanna, Kid Cudi, Fergie 6. "Devil in a New Dress" by Kanye West ft. Rick Ross 7. "Runaway" by Kanye West ft. Pusha T 8. "Hell of a Life" by Kanye West 9. "Blame Game" by Kanye West ft. John Legend 10. "Lost in the World / Who Will Survive In America" by Kanye West ft. Bon Iver & Gil-Scott Heron
Patrick Tervo
Thriller by Michael Jackson. Best music video ever. If anything comes close, it is this absolute freaking masterpiece. It is the most beautiful, perfect, elegant, flawless video ever to bless the heartless land of YouTube. I want everyone I know to see this. Kanye, never ever ever quit. The world needs videos like this.
Careem Smith
When Nicki used to do that awful British accent.
That black panther dinner though, that power scene, that michael jackson parade, those dancers. God dam. And this was 8 years ago, now everyone is wearing yeezy's. How is this man so laughed at?
Luke Cleary
This is a masterpiece. If people say Kanye’s not a genius their wrong
Jack Torrance
Much better than This is America.
James Law
Don’t let this distract you from ththe fact that melon gave KIDS SEE GHOSTS a 10/10.
M Cai
This is the highest form of art.
If you haven’t seen it, there’s a podcast on Apple called Dissect that goes through every lyric and sample of MBDTF. Pretty amazing work and gave me a new appreciation of Kanye
Ryan Manella
Lost in the World in the end fits in so perfectly
Zack the vibe Sage
Scoopity poop
Mr Man
Yashmina Uejima
Well I know how beyonce was inspired to create lemonade.... watching this shows me Kanye was ahead of the game genius
hiram monga
The actual message of this song was deeper... in short “he rescued the devil”
Pete Sakez
Here after the “ye” album.
Oscar Echavarria
Kanye"s ballerinas did the mannequin challenge before it was cool
Mike Ranft
kanye is a genius for putting gil scott-heron’s speech at the end, strong words
Mulumebet Yohannes
The whole film is one of the best moments of his career
Tell me he isn't the best of all time after listening to this. I dare you.
Usmaan Bilal
Maybe she knows Birdperson
Here 6 years later, still one of the GOAT albums of our rap generation..
ROAch Golem
IS K. WEST THE G.A.A.T? (the greatest artist all time)?
happy seventh birthday to this legendary album.
Christoph Nuzzo
Damn! He was saying don't listen to the news 8 years ago and no one was angry at him. Now it's pissing everyone off because he is a black rapper that doesn't hate Trump just because the news is telling black America to do so. I like the tribute to MJ, and damn that bird chick is hot 😎
Jazmine Jordin
Wow still having an affect on me 7 years later. This is a master piece!
No rapper is on Kanye's level. He surpassed Eminem, Jay-Z, Tupac, Biggie, all of them. His artistry is unparalleled.
J. Cole
As soon as I heard the intro for devil in a new dress, I started to smile :)
Ray Supreme
4:32 "First rule in this world baby don't pay attention to anything you see on the news" Truest shit EVER !
David Brizs
2018 anyone?
John Harry
I have never judge kanye but i never thougth he was so talented im amazed i thougth he was jist famous because of the kardashians but this made me cry pure talent i could listen to this forever
this album was ahead of its time man...
Cesar Rodriguez
I want this Kanye back. I miss the old Kanye...
This is 7 years old! And watching it today, it still feel like its from the future 😳
I am a white guy who generally doesn't listen to rap. This full movie was incredible. As with most music, it's all about telling a story. Very well told! Mr. West, you have my attention and great respect for your creative abilities.
Sam Johnson
If after watching this you don't think that kanye is one a creative GENIUS then open your eyes.
Justin Crawford
"First rule of this world, baby. Don't pay attention to anything you see in the news."
Dr. Everything B. Alright
Trump just negotiated the release of three American prisoners, the unification of North and South Korea, and a peace summit with Kim Jong Un all in one week. Let's have a toast for the douchebags.
juan quntos
Dragon energy!
Varun Kaviraj
2018 june?????
Cherish G
I love the bit where power is playing
Jared Ratliff
4:33 Kanye called out fake news 7 years before MSM. A true prophet.
Alvaro Pelayo
I need to find my calling in life, I wish I was as smart and brave as Kanye West
Who's still mesmerised by this beauty..... Watching in 2018..... Can't believe that it's been 8 years since I first listened to this beauty
Trey Hunter
The most creative, aesthetically pleasing videography of any musical artist ever.
Based Strawberry
I'm probably wrong, but I think the pheonix symbolizes kanye's creativity/uniqueness. Once he started rapping/getting money he became more and more exotic or unique. At first he didn't quite know what to do with it. When he noticed he kinda just waited to see what would happen with it (watching it in the yard). Then he started to enjoy it (the fireworks). Nobody noticed (the people in the mj band and the "klansmen"?) but then people started to take notice (the weddingish dinner) and he was kinda upset that it mattered to them(the comment about him knowing she was a "bird"). Cuz by this time he was happy with who he was (the bird was called his girlfriend and he was supposedly getting married to her)The turkey being put infront of the the girl/bird was society (or whoever i guess) making fun of him and dissing him and basicly just putting his creativity down. His uniquness was being challenged and it probably hurt him a little. Making him uncomfortable for being different. Him observing her some more is more self reflection on who he wants to be. When the pheonix says she wants to burn and to return to her world, thats really him seeing his creativity go away. He chases the pheonix as he saw himself chasing his inspiration to be unique. Eventually he thinks he sees it leave. And I believe off screen he stops running realizes that his creativity isn't leaving, and never came. It was always there. "bullshit you can't assume stuff happens offscreen" well nigga, the pheonix motherfucking talked. When did it learn to talk? Offsceen.  
Samo Aquaia
Kanye is steps ahead everybody in this world, or at least he is the only one not afraid to express his genius.
Sarah Stallworth
When you realize this is where JayZ & Beyonce got a lot of their artistic/movie/ full length music video/albums from.#BeforeTheyDidIt
ike bello
It's still beautiful 8 years after
Billionaire Burns
I still rock with Ye despite him wearing a Red Hat.  Be Owt Kanye represent free thought and speech.  You can only make change from the inside
Tristan Noël
"Your girlfriend is really beautiful" "Yeah, thank you" "Do you know she's a bird?" "Nah, never noticed that" xDDD
chuy -tastic
23:03 They hit that Naruto Run
stannis Barracuda
This album just kanye is a musical genius this is his last Great solo album after this his albums has just been good or OKay
Jodie Teresa Tarot Reader
Kanye is a Gemini, some other signs can't keep up with the speed of how fast a Gemini can think, speak, rap.. 2pac was also a Gemini and ice cube. They are known and blessed for being clever and for being as fast as quicksilver, the natural born communicators of the zodiac. I'm also a Gemini, Kanye should embrace who he is, pure genius!! Gemini's get a lot of haters through life through envy. He is very spiritual too!! Listen to him, spirit is present in most of his so called "rants". Loved every album!! Thanks for being you Kanye x My personal fav live performance is Hey mama at the grammys, the most beautiful heart felt tune I've ever seen!! Very real!!
Terrell Zaquan
The only thing is they changed what Nicki said in the beginning here from what she said on the premiere that night I watched. She said "you might think you know the story you don't! The real one's much too gory. The phony one, the only one you know was made up (can't remember) ago. They made it sound all short and sappy, just to make the children happy!" I wonder why they changed it.
"Do you know she's a bird" "No I never noticed that" Lol fantastic
Lucas Sellers
Does anyone else feel like it goes by quicker than 34 mins?
genny benny
f**k this is so beautiful, it brings tears to my eyes...kanye is a visionary, a musical genius, I’m so glad I’m here to witness his work unfold
This look like something that would be made at this time not in 2010
Егор Спиридонов
jennifer lopez
1st time seeing this . Remembering why I'm a Kanye fan.
R J Lee
Redemption Song Bob Marley 1980 Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery None but ourselves can free our minds Have no fear for atomic energy 'Cause none of them can stop the time How long shall they kill our prophets While we stand aside and look? Ooh Some say it's just a part of it We've got to fulfill the Book Won't you help to sing These songs of freedom? 'Cause all I ever have Redemption songs Redemption songs Redemption songs Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery None but ourselves can free our minds “Kanye is a prophet for our time. I hope he doesn’t get killed.”
Oshane Wiiliams
Kanye still the best
K Adrienne
Kanye may never top this....
james Wynter
Reality is fake dreams are for real
Arman Dem
I might be going way over board with this. but notice how in contrast to normal ballet where all ballerinas follow one coreography. All were dancing independently. Is this Kanye trying to show how people should break out of the conform and rigidness of society?
Armchair Critic
Imagine a Graduation animated film 😍
If I could put this on a wall in my house I would, pure art..
Adrian Rogers
Damn never knew kanye was always concious. He drops gems in his music that are messages to the people to come together and wake up out of this fake ass reality.
at me
2018 and I'm still obsessed with this
That turkey, reverse slavery, the hypocrisy of humanity. The human condition. "leave the monkey at the zoo" Are we such apostles of mercy? Why would a visitor from outer space want to stay here?
jose Tavares
"The first rule in this life baby,don't believe ANYTHING you see in the news" #FACTS and still relevant today!! He a g.o.a.t
Jacqueline Howell
"First rule in this world, baby, don't pay attention to anything you see in the news." This film is so beautiful and so funny and well done, riveting. No one can touch it, really. People need reminding.
Guillermo Vasquez
So Kanye didn't know he had a bird for a wife...lol this video goes deep
Joy Marie
"don't believe anything you see in the news" - Kanye West, forever ago.
Sleezy Monday
How you say broke in Spanish ?
I live for 5:55 - 7:30
Joshua Hilton
Thought I hated Kanye till I seen this video
29:56 Ye is faster than 6ix9ine!