I LOVE Taylor Swift’s Wildest Dreams music video

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Okay, so I’m been having conflicted thoughts about Taylor Swift quite recently (see recent posts here) but her new video for Wildest Dreams has secured my love for her once again. No-one is doing videos on such a grand scale as this and honestly, this felt like a mini-movie and I would happily pay to go see the feature length version.

Now I know I bummed the crap out of the Bad Blood video but I love this more for different reasons. 1: I prefer Wildest Dreams as a song. 2: It has a beautiful, romantic message. 3: It doesn’t have an endless parade of celeb friends/her “squad” that I find annoying. 4: The CGI is less obvious. 5: The cinematography is simply gorgeous.

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Taylor is essentially an old school Hollywood glamour-style actress shooting a movie in an exotic location (with lions, zebras, elephants etc) and has a fling with the lead actor played by Scott Eastwood. She hopes it becomes a thing but when shooting is over she discovers he is married.

I love the story but more than anything, I just love the way it looks. The cinematography is beautiful – the sweeping shoots of animals running across the plains, a GORGEOUS shot of them stood at the top of waterfall and just EVERYTHING. I keep going all filmmaking geek on it and going”oh that’s a beautiful shot” at so many things. Not just the location either – costumes and make-up are SO GOOD too. I love the homage to old school films – it feels very 1930s/1940s.

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Also Taylor’s acting is on point – you really understand her character and feel for her. It is heartbreaking! As you can tell I loved it and have watched it loads and could just rave about it all day.

Her best so far. More perfect shots as thumbnails below:

And the video:

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