This week my favourite song is…
Taylor Swift’s, Wildest Dreams is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift for her fifth studio album, 1989 (2014)
The video was first aired on television during the pre-show of the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards on August 30, 2015. Scott Eastwood appeared in the video. In the video, Swift plays a fictional actress named Majorie Finn which is a reference to her grandmother name, Majorie Finlay. While Scott Eastwood plays a fictional character named Robert Kingsley. Swift’s grandfather name was Robert and her dad’s middle name is Kingsley. According to Khan the video is based on classic Hollywood romances like Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, as well as classic movies like The African Queen,Out of Africa and The English Patient.
The video, set in an African Savannah in the 1950s during the golden age of cinema, follows the story of fictional brunette actress Marjorie Finn (Swift) shooting a romantic adventure film, Wildest Dreams, in the desert with co-actor, Robert Kingsley (Eastwood) which is a reference to the 1985 film Out of Africa. The video is interspersed with shots of African wildlife and natural scenery including shots of a cascading waterfall and others such as Swift lounging with a lion. After a fight on set, the romance ends and the video cuts to a Hollywood premiere, where Swift sees her co-star, Eastwood, with his wife. She is visibly upset but tries to act nonchalant, and the video ends with her fleeing the premiere and seeing her co-star run out onto the road in the side mirror of the limousine.
What is your favourite song at the moment?