What iTunes Did: The Video is Up!

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  1. Nick595

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    That's a pretty nice thought of the movie. :)
    I was more thinking about what we are doing to the world, with the empty desert being the result.
     
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    Seeing as how the video isn't on the Australian version of iTunes yet, I've finally managed to see the vid on YouTube.

    I loved it. I didn't have a problem at all with the social commentary (as EdGreene said), and I thought the slo-mo shots of Chester, mike and Brad were awesome.
     
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    I was thinking of something else..

    What I've done, what humanity has done. War, terrorism, global warming all that kind of stuff. And they're playing in the desert to leave all that behind, to be somewhere where there is no war, terrorism or something else like that.
     
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    What i was thinking is that the desert setting was used as a visual aid to show what the world will become of, if people do not change their ways and stop the possibilities of a nuclear war, thus Minutes to Midnight. That i think is the main focus. The other points the video showed, reflected the song itself, as in what people have done over the millenia (and possibly not doing: stopping world hunger). But the album cover, album titles, and some points in that video show that the desert is all that will be left...
    Just my two cents >_>.
     
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    Well, yeah, but also, I think the video fits very well with the video.

    The lines 'cleaning the slate' etc. Just shows they seem like they are being reborn.
     
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    the desert is not only a symbol of their new sound, but is a symbol of the world around us. The eagle shot is definitely a major symbol. This whole video is just tongue and cheek, but i love it.
    I can't stop watching it.
     
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    That is exactly what I was thinking.

    The song is about the past and asking for forgiveness. Society has done things that they regreted.

    And the desert part is isolated. Away from bombings, death, terrorism, and penguins :lol:
     
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    The "death" of grass in the beginning is the death of humanity. Once that ended, all acts of violence, bigotry, etc. are shown to symbolize what has taken its place. The return of the grass symbolizes the return of humanity in this arid, morally barren world in which we live.

    At least that's my interpretation anyways.
     
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    That's deep man. Now that I think about it, you're 100% correct.
     
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    That is exactly why this is probably one of my favorite LP videos. There are multiple meanings unlike Hahn's previous work.
     
  11. Omar

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    Yes, it's def. Hahn's best work, and the best, if not one of Linkin Park's top music videos.

    Although, I will admit, it's a little too flashy for the song, in that the band segments seem to overtake the significance of the video with the pacing of cuts and moving camera angles.
     
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    I thought the ground circling of the band was awesome. Hahn picked some great angles.

    The only part he messed up on was he didn't get Brad playing his mini-solo.
     
  13. Omar

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    Sure, I loved the camera work; I just thought it overshadowed the impact of the video :lol:
     
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    I agree with whoever said this video could be described with one word: "Powerful"
     
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