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TheEveningStar
12-04-04, 21:47
Madonna's rubbed off on Britney in more ways than one. Spears courts a bit of controversy with her latest video, "Everytime," in which her wrist spontaneously starts bleeding.

Premiered Monday on "TRL," just one day after Easter, "Everytime" doesn't quite go the length Madonna's "Like a Prayer" did to invoke stigmata, but what first appears to be a red Kabbalah bracelet on Spears' wrist becomes a line of blood, only made apparent when she pulls her hand into a bathtub and a small red fog appears in the water.

Instead of taking her own life as described in the video's original treatment, Spears instead dies a more mysterious death, since the amount of blood she loses is small but she slips unconscious under the water nonetheless.

Despite her death, Spears ends up in a white-lit hospital room as a new mother gives birth. The final shot shows a fully alive Spears re-emerging from the bathtub, with a smile on her face. One way or another, she lives again.

"It's more like a movie," Spears explained when she called in to "TRL" on Monday. "It's different than anything I've ever done. It's dark, and it shows me in a different light. Of course, I'm going to go back and do dance videos, but I wanted to be inspired and challenged."

Though she didn't get a chance to say it for herself during her on-air chat, Spears called "TRL" back as the video was playing and asked the show to explain for her that the video's concept was about reincarnation.
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Here is an exclusive pic from the vid.

http://www.mtv.com/shared/media/news/images/s/Spears_Britney/sq-smile-in-tub-every.jpg

MTV.com

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Draco
12-04-04, 21:53
Why is this controversial?

TheEveningStar
12-04-04, 21:56
Here is an early statement from MTV news:

Britney Spears' Puzzling New Video Has Singer Drowning In Fame

http://www.mtv.com/shared/media/news/images/s/Spears_Britney/sq-curtains-jive.jpg

Britney Spears is getting into that "Leaving Las Vegas" frame of mind.

The singer is going to stage her suicide in her new video for "Everytime," as a way to respond to rumors and reports that she's teetering on the brink, seeking help, in therapy or otherwise disturbed. Call the clip Britney's funhouse mirror it'll reflect her life, but distort it, too.

Spears' follow-up to "Toxic" her first #1 single since 2000's "Oops! ... I Did it Again" will be shot in Los Angeles but set in Sin City, home of her quickie marriage. Though "Everytime" is a plea for forgiveness for inadvertently hurting a former lover, that aspect isn't addressed as much as the song's tone of regret and loss.

Directed by David LaChapelle, the video will use "saturated, but low and naturalistic lighting" to give a cinematic feel, taking a cue from the 1995 Nicolas Cage film "Leaving Las Vegas." According to the clip's treatment, Spears arrives at the supposedly secret but paparazzi-swarmed back alley of an exclusive hotel, boyfriend in tow. Though it's common for the singer to be mobbed by the press, this time, people go to extremes, exaggerating the chaos as her bodyguards try to protect her and fights break out.

The camera cuts back and forth from the action to find Spears in an extreme close-up, performing directly to the camera as the story unfolds around her. She and her date are shuttled into the hotel, having been roughed up a bit, and exchange a look expressing that what was supposed to be a vacation is no fun for either of them. They end up in the high-rollers suite, but it doesn't help calm them down. Spears tries to put her angry boyfriend at ease, pouring two glasses of wine from the gift basket, but he lashes out, smashing the bottle at her feet.

Spears then gets quiet and walks away, heading to the bathroom, where the camera angles start to add a bit of mystery. A hand lays down a glass of red wine, water trickles around the cracks of tile, the bathtub overflows, and on the ledge stands a bottle of pills, the cap removed. Spears' head slips under water, and only then does her boyfriend, who had been watching television, start to notice. As he tries to revive her, the camera tracks a new Britney, alive and unharmed, walking past him, out of the room and out of the hotel. The paparazzi, still swarming at the back entrance, don't seem to register this Britney, and she disappears into the night.

Ambiguity is all that remains is Britney alive? Dead? A ghost? Did she kill herself off before the tabloids could? Did she kill herself so that she could be reborn? The final shot which shouldn't be revealed here so as not to spoil the surprise doesn't answer any of these questions, but should give fans plenty to talk about.

Meanwhile, Spears will continue her Onyx Hotel Tour, which launched last week, with a second leg, starting in June. She'll squeeze in her "Everytime" video shoot between the March 12 Seattle date and the March 15 Denver date. MTV.com

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TheEveningStar
12-04-04, 22:00
Originally posted by Draco:
Why is this controversial?Hi Draco, long time haven't seen you. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif
Well as you can remember back in time, they said that she was going to commit suicide in the video, but as you can see she had to change the concept of the video, becuse that was an early treatement to the vid, no the original concept.

tlr online
12-04-04, 22:20
Anyone actually seen the video?

swimfanc42tr
12-04-04, 22:41
Originally posted by TheEveningStar:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by Draco:
Why is this controversial?Hi Draco, long time haven't seen you. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif
Well as you can remember back in time, they said that she was going to commit suicide in the video, but as you can see she had to change the concept of the video, becuse that was an early treatement to the vid, no the original concept.</font>[/QUOTE]Was she actually going to commit suicide?

TheEveningStar
12-04-04, 23:27
Originally posted by tlr online:
Anyone actually seen the video?Yes I just saw it and it was so different than what i was expecting it. I will bring you some shots later, and i will also put if they put the link for you to see the vid a link for you to go and check it out.

TheEveningStar
12-04-04, 23:29
Originally posted by swimfanc42tr:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by TheEveningStar:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by Draco:
Why is this controversial?Hi Draco, long time haven't seen you. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif
Well as you can remember back in time, they said that she was going to commit suicide in the video, but as you can see she had to change the concept of the video, becuse that was an early treatement to the vid, no the original concept.</font>[/QUOTE]Was she actually going to commit suicide?</font>[/QUOTE]Yes, she was supposed to have an accidential suicide, meaning it wasn't intentional. like: tripping on a cord and get hang? :confused:

swimfanc42tr
13-04-04, 00:39
Oh my goodness gracious! She was 'accidently' going to slit her wrists or something? :eek: That's just too far... I bet a lot of people would watch it though.

TheEveningStar
13-04-04, 01:40
ok, anyone knows a good picture host?

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TheEveningStar
13-04-04, 01:46
and also a software that i can take sreenshots with (not Print Screen key) I try to take screen caps for you of the vid.

swimfanc42tr
13-04-04, 02:01
Angelfire is pretty good. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

laracroft8290
13-04-04, 02:04
Originally posted by TheEveningStar:
ok, anyone knows a good picture host?You can email them to me and I'll reply with URLs to post here.

TheEveningStar
13-04-04, 02:06
what about the software? what can i take the screenshots with?

TheEveningStar
13-04-04, 14:59
anyone? :confused:

rocker2004
13-04-04, 17:43
oh britney should just give up all together!

TheEveningStar
13-04-04, 20:57
Originally posted by kick_some_ass:
oh britney should just give up all together!http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/privateeye.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/c-3.gif

galaxia2999
14-04-04, 00:03
no britney doesn't slit her wrist, in fact it has nothing to do with her wrist(yet the bracelet can mislead you...). She actually gets hit in the head(you can see her screaming) before she enters the hotel and when she's in the bathtub she puts her hand on the back of her head and notices blood...thus drowing...(i guess loss of blood on the head? brain damage? i dunno..) and you can go to www.everythingbritney.net (http://www.everythingbritney.net) to download it yet it's very slow so i went to one of the affiliates on the site's side...most of them have it...enjoy

TheEveningStar
14-04-04, 01:25
thanks galaxia2999, but that's just what the article said so that's what i wrote. I saw the vid later and it was like you told us, but i didn't have time to come and change it on the article, thanks for letting us know. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif

swimfanc42tr
14-04-04, 01:53
Thank you so much! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif I was way off. :rolleyes:

TheEveningStar
14-04-04, 01:56
hey swimfan http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif , how are you?, what were you way off on?

galaxia2999
14-04-04, 02:10
Originally posted by TheEveningStar:
thanks galaxia2999, but that's just what the article said so that's what i wrote. I saw the vid later and it was like you told us, but i didn't have time to come and change it on the article, thanks for letting us know. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif yea but i still am confused on the last part. after britney drowns, she sort of becomes this spirit(imo) and goes in the hospital room with two patients: one clearly is a mother giving birth to a newborn; but the other one is confusing, is it just another body or is it actually britney's after being rushed into the hospital? if that is true then we can assume she did die because of this whole reincarnation thing but then again at the end she gets out of the bathtub SMILING so was it just all a dream after she fell unconscious in the bathtub dreaming that her boyfriend came to save her and all OR were the producers afraid that britney dying in the vid may be too shocking in the end so they decided to add this ABSOLUTELY NOT RELATED with britney coming out of the tub alive smiling just so viewers won't be dissapointed? see that's where i'm confused...

andromeda_eats
14-04-04, 02:16
Is it just me or does that website load really slowly?
Anyone have a driect link to the video?

crazyguy100
14-04-04, 02:17
WOW! Hot topic, hot woman.... (want to see the video http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif )

TheEveningStar
14-04-04, 02:24
I think is :"she gets out of the bathtub SMILING so was it just all a dream after she fell unconscious in the bathtub dreaming that her boyfriend came to save her and all" &lt;--that--and yes, the other body was her. Or maybe is like when she coms out of the bathtub is like a new begining for her life. I'm still confuse too. :D

galaxia2999
14-04-04, 20:25
Originally posted by andromeda_eats:
Is it just me or does that website load really slowly?
Anyone have a driect link to the video?go to one of the affiliates

rocker2004
14-04-04, 20:33
Originally posted by galaxia2999:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by andromeda_eats:
Is it just me or does that website load really slowly?
Anyone have a driect link to the video?go to one of the affiliates</font>[/QUOTE]no its not just you and the website sux!

ianneganda
15-04-04, 07:39
i have a copy of the video, my friend gave it to me :D

galaxia2999
15-04-04, 20:50
well the website's working fine to me, here's another one:
www.blowurmind.org (http://www.blowurmind.org) (i hope it works!)

Joseph
15-04-04, 20:55
Originally posted by galaxia2999:
well the website's working fine to me, here's another one:
www.blowurmind.org (http://www.blowurmind.org) (i hope it works!)Spywared link... http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/c-3.gif

galaxia2999
15-04-04, 22:11
what happened?

TheEveningStar
15-04-04, 22:59
Hey everyone, MTV is having a poll about the video, it's title "What Does Happen To Britney In 'Everytime'?" Go and check it out. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif
http://www.mtv.com/news/polls/monthly_more/images/everytime.jpg (http://www.mtv.com/news/polls/monthly_more/)

andromeda_eats
16-04-04, 00:37
Well I saw it finally. It wasnt controversial compared to other clips, such as the Smashing Pumpkins 'Try, Try, Try'. Controversial for Ms. Teen America though.

TheEveningStar
16-04-04, 01:18
Originally posted by andromeda_eats:
Well I saw it finally. It wasnt controversial compared to other clips, such as the Smashing Pumpkins 'Try, Try, Try'. Controversial for Ms. Teen America though.did you like it? :confused:

andromeda_eats
16-04-04, 05:18
It was a bit "Oh look at me life is so hard" :rolleyes:

Toxic was way better. I cant grasp the concept of Britney being a deep person. So trashy music videos is what she is best at and what she should stick too.