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Kanye West Compares Runaway Film to Flashing Lights Video

blame it on Shake October 21, 2010

After a limited Manhattan screening of Runaway, Kanye speaks with MTV‘s Jayson Rodriguez about the meaning behind the film. Comparing the aesthetics to that of his 2008 visual for Flashing Lights.

“Look at it graphically, how it starts,” he said of “Flashing Lights.” “With the car, the orange sky, the color palettes, the blue sky, the car pulling up with the orange headlights. And just the beautiful women, taking the Helmut Newton type photo and bringing it to real life and crashing it against Jim Henson and George Lucas type whimsy and taking, like, a [Federico] Fellini, [Stanley] Kubrick pacing and a very graphic novel/ comic book type setup on all the shots. There’s a lot of shots that are borderline illegal for a film student. It just breaks rules, because I have absolutely no idea what I’m doing.”

And for those that are still wondering where the rest of the Flashing Lights video is, Ye says that they didn’t have the time or money to finish. And that he may give us the whole video (with other songs) two years from now haha.