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Thursday, 11 October 2012

Music Video Research-The Script-The Man Who Can't Be Moved

The Script-The Man Who Can’t Be Moved
This music video starts off with Danny O'Donoghue wondering in the street, looking around. On his way to the location he met the girl, since 8 second after the video started Danny starts singing and the lyrics is “Going back to the corner where I first saw you
Gonna camp in my sleeping bag, I'm not gonna move
Got some words on cardboard, got your picture in my hand
Saying if you see this girl can you tell her where I am”,it tells the audience what he is doing and what he is aiming to do.  During that time Danny looks around and while he sings the line “Saying if you see this girl can you tell her where I am”, at 0.27 he looks at a person so it seems like he is talking to the people that pass by. More or less from there the audience will see few camera shots where you see different locations such as in 0.24 he is in the main busy street and then 0.42 he is in some local non popular area.
To give it more feel and a variety of shots, to make it less dull than just Danny wondering around. The music video also shows the audience some scene’s of the band playing their instruments while Danny sings. To make it fit in with the story locations I believe they choose a empty car park like location for the band in order to fit in with the urban style.  Along I personally think they shown the band in order for the audience to recognise the band more and not just Danny, so they would be known at The Script not just Danny O’Donoghue.  
Nevertheless after the few shots of the band, it goes back to the story where Danny reaches his location and has his sign next to him. At this point there is a close up shot of Danny putting down a watch (at 1.05). Along another shot has Danny with a sleeping bag, to prove that he is not going to move until he finds that girl, in 1.07.  I personally think this is done to represent time going by and he is not going to move. As in the scene 3.05, the watch time ticks fast along the different lighting shows that time is going by. Along the speed of people moving tells the audience he has been there for hours and the sky changes colour from night to morning, it represent days gone by. It express that Danny is determined to stay there until he finds that girl, no matter what the weather condition will be. For example the scene of him in 3.19, the weather condition is terrible yet he still stays there waiting for her.   
Which cause people to pay attention to him and give him weird looks, which lead to him being popular and ends up on the news.  In the scene 2.41, it shows people are crowding Danny and are taking pictures of him. Then a news woman appear, she interviews him and from the scene 2.52 her facial expression seems like Danny answers has emotionally touched her heart. I think this is done to make it seems like his love for this girl is extremely strong, strong enough that the media is going to help him to find her, by broadcasting him on TV in hoping she will see it and know where to go.
Overall to match the lyrics more with the video, from the scene 1.26 to 1.47 it shows a police woman looking at Danny. The lyrics for this sections are “Policeman says son you can't stay here
I said there's someone I'm waiting for if it's a day, a month, a year
Gotta stand my ground even if it rains or snows
If she changes her mind this is the first place she will go”, Danny sings this to the police woman. Which makes sense as it follows the story. Unlike some music videos where the video does not match the song, for example Lady GaGa Born This Way.
On YouTube this music video has gained 42,833,168 views, 134,355 likes and 1,173 dislikes. A fan said “Dear The Script. I am srorry for hitting your replay button 500,000,000 times. Sincerely TheSkillScope”, by TheSkillScope. From this the audience can tell that this person is addicted to the song. Another fan said “I would do that for my girlfriend…………….. IF I HAD ONE!!”, by dancycle. It shows that this person is a male and can relate to this situation or is as loving as Danny within the music video. Along it proves that the music video is important as this person watched it carefully, since there are scenes where Danny is out in the cold and the rain. Yet this person still says yes in doing this for his future girlfriend.
Also I believe this music video is popular due to some comment that are written on YouTube, that there are some guys out there that do exist in doing something like it. For example GianAngeloAgustin said “yep, I know of someone like this, he got featured in our university newspaper on the article about him a police officer even told the interviewer “When his hair was black he’s here on the same spot, now that his hair is white, he is still here, and when we try to move him he gets angry and spank us with his “stick” even if the circumstances needed so he doesn’t care, rain or shine he’s there on the same old spot.”, it proves that situations like this does exist but very little has been seen. Some people may be able to relate to it or girls simply love this song and wish their man would do something similar like this for them.
Though from another point of view, the 1,173 dislike may be due to people think that a guy like this is too good to be true and something like this can never exist. Along according to some people, apparently nowadays it is hard to find true love but sex is easier to get.  This website explains some of these matters.
At the end, this song can be brought alone on Amazon for 89p, but it will be a digital download copy. Or it can be brought within the album known as the The Script and as a single.  

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