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The Meaning of the Coup D'Etat MV

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ONIT
Post Sep 01, 2013 @ 8:33 pm

Just checked a few reactions to the MV and they basically realize that there is a lot of symbolism going on, so if you have more than 3 brain cells you might come up with an interpretation of your own.

What's your take on the meaning of the MV?

Mine is: It's a really intelligent MV with lots of symbolism. A coup d'etat is when a government is overthrown. Basically when everything lies in waste (dryness), there will be tears. All that black and white thinking will lead to a coup d'etat (throwing of stone) and there will be blood (red). Big question, whate or who is the MV putting on trial? Is it a real government? Is it a society? Is it his contract? I'll be looking forward to interviews with GD.


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Seungslut
Post Sep 01, 2013 @ 8:34 pm

no its obviously gd being racist. the masks, and statues mean nothing. GD put black paint on his face to make fun of black people


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vipblackjack1
Post Sep 02, 2013 @ 9:44 am

I read this and was pleasantly surprised by the meaning she/he gave to the mv.
I think you should read it.
http://www.scribd.com/doc/164805066/G-d ... Symbolisms

Riley
Post Sep 02, 2013 @ 9:48 am

"Coup d'État" means "Revolution", so I'm assuming this is about a revolution.


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c2i2n2d2y2
Post Sep 03, 2013 @ 2:57 pm

ONIT wrote:Just checked a few reactions to the MV and they basically realize that there is a lot of symbolism going on, so if you have more than 3 brain cells you might come up with an interpretation of your own.

What's your take on the meaning of the MV?

Mine is: It's a really intelligent MV with lots of symbolism. A coup d'etat is when a government is overthrown. Basically when everything lies in waste (dryness), there will be tears. All that black and white thinking will lead to a coup d'etat (throwing of stone) and there will be blood (red). Big question, whate or who is the MV putting on trial? Is it a real government? Is it a society? Is it his contract? I'll be looking forward to interviews with GD.


hi :) i wrote a review analyzing symbols in coup d'etat. i was under time constraint so it's not the most refined essay, but i hope it can give you some insight :)
http://365cpop.wordpress.com/2013/09/02 ... mv-review/

ImaVIP
Post Dec 16, 2013 @ 12:41 pm

It is undeniable that Kwon Ji Young really are a genius .Making a music video full of symbolism .. but I think this movie is all about revolution .. from the start we can see Kwon Ji young is wake up from a ruins right ? and then we can see gdragon singing under the pendulum .. that pendulum means time or much like bomb , but he keep calm singing there .. next we see a young boy wearing red gloves staring at a tomb , then a grown up g dragon .. the boy is Ji young , he staring at his own death . this is his first death , we can see the pretty and sexy women in red dresses and in fancy hat .. the hat closed their eyes . obviously they represent different women such as actresses , singers .. their luxurious dresses , hats and make up tell us these women just in the same lime light just like Jiyoung .. then we see They love him. The adore him. They worship him. But they don't
see him . The fact that they are truly blind about what's deep inside Kwon Jiyong causes G-dragon's slow and painful death, as evident by his broken and bleeding heart .G-dragon's first death: beautiful women who do not see him for who he is ..

Second, we see him peeking through the hole of a theater box office below. This represents him being inside a world providing spectators the ticket to a spectacle they are excited to watch. This also symbolizes him selling his tickets for the G-dragon concert.But in the next shot, we see the box office being focused, and the spectators only see the “eye” of G-dragon, not his face, not his body, not his real being. Then, we get a view of what's happening inside the box office below. This shows G-dragon surrounded by different old-school radio boxes, motion picture rollers and multi-media consoles.He controls the shows, and the shadows of the obsessive worshippers are seen lurking on the background, trying to get inside the box office G-dragon's second death: the fans, and the burden of leading the G-dragon show
the third death is the shot where we see an unrecognizable woman hidden in the confines of a protective umbrella. Who is she? We do not know yet. We only see that she and G-dragon are separated . We see G-dragon situated beside a tree below. What kind of tree? This is supposedly a persimmon tree, the tree of transformation, of growth, of wisdom, of health. But up close, we see that the persimmons are instead toxic fruits, and the tree is drying.... dying .. It is raining endlessly, and G-dragon is still separated from the unknown woman. This tells us that the transformation, instead of being a healthy journey to wisdom, is only making G-dragon weak and unable, rooted to the ground, unable to grow, thus unable to stand up and walk towards the woman. Who is the woman? She is Kwon Jiyong's true love, someone he couldn't be with because of his inability to walk towards her, because of the rain, because of the toxic persimmon fruits.G-dragon's third death: being unable to be with the woman he loves, only protecting her from afar
Next, we see a pot of boiling water above, cooking money. What is it? This is G-dragon churning money by simply being G-dragon. We see G-dragon simply sitting in a table below, surrounded by boiling pots, as if money is just being cooked easily around him as he sat.To me, this is music. G-dragon's trying to tell us he cooks his music, he cooks money, and to him it is easy. This is especially evident by him acting lazy below. For him, making music is the easy part of making money .But then, we see this G-dragon being crazy and psychotic in this chair, a different room .This shows G-dragon in a chair inside a backstage dressing room. He is surrounded by make-upluggages with built in lights. Everything is lighting up, flashing, and this is making him bipolar and crazy, bringing out the monster in him .G-dragon's fourth death: the glitz and glamour of fame . my hand and fingers are numb typing these things .. hahaha~
okay we nearly at the last part .. This fourth death is further emphasized by the next scene. This is G-dragon with his eyesmasked, putting his eyes (which represents his soul) merely in the background. The back drop painting is an eye, crying. That is Kwon Jiyong's soul being put in the backdrop as he stands up to the world as G-dragon.And this photo below shows Kwon Jiyong in a ninja mask, showing only his eyes, and hiding the face of G-dragon. As Kwon Jiyong, he is choosing to put his eyes and soul out, and put his face in the background. The backdrop painting shows many faces, representing the many faces of G-dragon being put in the back burner whenever he chooses to be Kwon Jiyong,This means he can't be both G-dragon AND Kwon Jiyong. He always has to sacrifice one or the other . And this leads us to his fifth, and final, death. As shown , we see G-dragon surrounded by reporters, eyes all masked. This symbolizes the media blindly reporting about his life without actually seeing who he truly is and this is G-dragon's fifth and final death: the media's screwed-up image of him
With all those five different deaths, we see G-dragon below, struggling to breathe, weak on the ground. He is surrounded by crows, a symbol of death. He is not yet truly dead, but slowly and painfully, he is about to surrender life

The scene cuts through the many face masks of G-dragon below, representing him during the Heartbreaker Era. This image of G-dragon has become iconic to be for the scandal-ridden year 2009 .
at the mv , He is crying out black tears, spilling all over . These black tears represent what's inside G-dragon. In the image next , we see that inside this white mask, we see a very black G-dragon . Black represents what's inside: sadness, loneliness, pain, heartbreak, depression. And this blackness is oozing out. G-dragon is broken, dead .But he wants to break away from sadness, from death, from blackness. And so he removes and shatters his mask, leaving the Heartbreaker era behind. In fact, it's not just the Heartbreaker era.He is breaking and leaving behind the whole scandal-ridden persona of G-dragon .

He breaks G-dragon's face, symbolizing him leaving G-dragon behind. The time bomb or the pendulum has stopped, and he breaks free . G-dragon's face, mind, and soul, is dead and broken . This brings us back to the beginning, where Kwon Jiyong was rising up from the ruins. Now we know these are the ruins of G-dragon's death . He gets up from the ruins and breaks free, even from the skins of his death. He wants nothing, not even an inch of an skin, from his old self.

He breaks the wall separating his death and the new world using a rock like we can see in the mv .Now we see a handsome G-dragon, still wearing the same white and black hair, still carrying the same glamour, but now with a shorter hair. A new G-dragon, alive from death . He is still G-dragon, only better, only less black. More handsome, cleaner, more in peace :3 .his is his Coup D' Etat, shattering the walls of death and rising from the fall of pretentious women who broke his heart, from the burdening expectations of the fans, from the pains of being away from his true love, from the pressure of the glitz and glamour of fame, and the scrutinizing blind media . and the last moment in the mv , Now we see a Red Ninja, proudly raising red flags. The color of passion. The color of strength. The color of courage. The color of Coup D' Etat. The color of G-dragon ..


Kwon Ji Young or GDragon really take my breath away in order to find all these meaning .. But he really is something .. One of a kind

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