Off-topic (somewhat) I thought I was the only one who noticed this:
IS TAYLOR SWIFT’S ‘I KNEW YOU WERE TROUBLE’ VIDEO A LANA DEL REY RIP OFF?
Posted December 19, 2012 by Matthew Harden
Many are saying that Taylor Swift’s new video for ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’ is a complete rip off of Lana Del Rey’s video for ‘Ride’.
The similarities between the duo seem to stack up.
Both clips start with self indulgent monologues, are twisted tales of desperate love, have scenes shot in the sweeping landscapes of Americana, and include fast paced flashbacks from one memory to another. Oh, and we can’t forget the fireworks, there’s plenty of those.
It’s easy to accuse the Grammy Award winning, Swift of plagiarism, just read the comments section beneath the clip on YouTube to see a barrage of thievery accusations. But one has to feel on the enlightened side to know that both videos share the same director, Anthony Mandler.
So, is Taylor to blame? Or should directors discontinue their style from one video to the next to save all this hoo-ha?
I even thought maybe Taylor was taking the piss by mocking Lana Del Rey with that intro to "I knew you were trouble" video, but that might be giving her too much credit.
P.S. sorry if this has already been posted earlier in the thread.