Friday, 8 May 2009

Iconic Videos Part.I.

_Madonna, 'Frozen'

This was one of those videos that massively influenced my teenage years - As a awkward 13 year old in 1998, this video was so inspiring to me - It made be want to be integreging and ground breaking. I even spent the next six months with full henna hands after this Chris Cunningham video launched, and even 10 years on it influences my stlye and come the dark months I can be seen working the floor length layered black capes, black gloss nails and scruffy black braids look.

"Madonna travelled to the Indian Well Valley of the Mojave Desert in California to shoot the music video for "Frozen" from January 7-10, 1998. It was directed by Chris Cunningham, and was inspired by the movies The English Patient and The Sheltering Sky. Madonna walks about the desert wearing a flowing black dress and her hands painted with Henna ink. The video also contains stunning special effects of Madonna changing into a mob of crows and a Doberman, which won an MTV Video Music Award for "Best Special Effects" in 1998 (Note - I still have these awards recorded from TV on VHS). The cinematography was done by Darius Khondji, who also shot Madonna's 1993 music video "Fever", and the 1996 film Evita.

The video premiered on February 12, 1998 in Europe and on MTV four days later. There were also two remix videos of "Frozen" released that same year by Dan-O-Rama titled "Stereo MC's Mix" and "Calderone Club Mix".

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