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Ugly Hecty posted a topic in General Madonna Discussionhttp://www.papermag.com/christina-aguilera-transformation-2553214651.html
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We all know Madonna is not only the queen of music but also the queen of music videos. We also know that Michael Jackson (and his sister) share the record for most expensive video ever for 'Scream' which cost around $7 million back in the day. I am kind of obsessed with good music videos, especially if they tell a story, feature incredible effects or simply amazing choreography. So today I was bored and thought 'let's check out the wiki page again' even though I knew from my previous wiki visits that the top 5 always looked like this: 1) MJ - Scream 2) Madonna - Die Another Day 3) Madonna - Bedtime Story 4) Madonna - Express Yourself 5) MJ - Black or White I definitely remember this because I thought it was very fitting that the both of them take up the entire top 5 with their videos. Now suddenly, Bedtime Story, which was always listed in the top 5 with costs up to $5 million, has slipped out of the top 10 because someone changed the entry and lists the costs as $2 million. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most_expensive_music_videos The source article is written by a guy called Chris Willmann and was published in 1995. Now I wonder, who made the effort to search the entire internet for this article when you have thousands of sites claiming that the video cost $5 million, like these Forbes or Rolling Stones articles for example: http://www.forbes.com/sites/hughmcintyre/2014/08/24/the-top-5-most-expensive-music-videos-of-all-time/ http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/making-of-madonnas-20-best-music-videos-20150225/hung-up-2005-20150224 There are also many sites which list Express Yourself's costs at $5 million. Yet again, someone found an old VH1 article as a source which claims the costs are somewhere in between $2 million and $5 million. I don't understand where this huge gap comes from? So my questions are: - Do we have any official source (interviews with the directors for example) which confirm the actual costs? - Do we know how expensive Madonna's other videos were? I somehow can't believe that ALL of Madonna's videos (except for the 4 videos listed) were cheaper than the last entry on the list (which is Britney's horrid Piece Of Me video which had a budget of $500,000). - Who pays for the videos, is it all the record company or sponsors or the artist itself? It looks like someone is trying to sabotage Madonna's record breaking music video achievements and that's why I would like to investigate and find out the truth. Another fun tidbit - Mark Romanek, director of Bedtime Story and Scream, said this about Scream: "I'd love to state again for the record that Guinness got it wrong and it's not the most expensive video ever made. There are two other videos of the era — both produced at Propaganda Films, incidentally [a hugely successful music video production company that Romanek worked with] — that cost millions more." I'd love to find out which videos he was talking about...
zephyralexxx posted a topic in General Madonna Discussionhttp://vimeo.com/72796691 09:30, 10:03, 39:33 (especially this one), 39:57.