Iconoc music videos

Choose an iconic mid-1980s music video from the list below. Find the video on YouTube or a similar site. Be certain that you are looking at the original video. Choose from: Twisted Sister “Were Not Gonna Take It (extended version),” 1984 A-Ha “Take o
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  1. Choose an iconic mid-1980s music video from the list below. Find the video on YouTube or a similar site. Be certain that you are looking at the original video.
    Choose from:
    Twisted Sister “Were Not Gonna Take It (extended version),” 1984
    A-Ha “Take on Me,” 1985
    Robert Palmer “Addicted to Love,” 1985
    Peter Gabriel “Sledgehammer,” 1986
    Genesis “Land of Confusion,” 1986
    Run-DMC “Walk this Way,” 1986
  2. Watch the video several times, including at least once with the sound off.
  3. Write a two-page summary of your findings. You may wish to answer the following questions:
    Is the music diegetic or non-diegetic (or a combination of the two)?
    What is the video “about”?
    Does the video make use of new or innovative visual techniques?
    Does the video director use symbolism in any way? Is there a “message behind the message?”
    Does the video enhance the music (or not)? How?
    Does the video use techniques or ideas associated with postmodernism?

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