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Thread: Carrie Underwood Channels 'Wizard of Oz' in Chilling New 'Blown Away' Video

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    Carrie Underwood Channels 'Wizard of Oz' in Chilling New 'Blown Away' Video

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    We think @CarrieUnderwood's 'Blown Away' video might be the best of the year. Decade? Watch: Carrie Underwood Channels ‘Wizard of Oz’ in Chilling New ‘Blown Away’ Video

    Carrie Underwood Channels ‘Wizard of Oz’ in Chilling New ‘Blown Away’ Video



    Carrie Underwood‘s stormy video for ‘Blown Away’ finds the country superstar playing two roles. She portrays her character as both a teenager and as an adult, and borrows a bit from the theme of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ when she’s caught up in a tornado.

    The flashback scenes are told in black and white, where we meet a teenage Carrie doing her homework at the kitchen table and trying to avoid her father, who spikes his coffee cup with an alcoholic beverage. She tries to ignore him when he probes her with questions, prompting him to grab her arm and remind him just who he is. Clearly, their relationship is not a loving and supportive one.

    Fast-forward to sequences of a violent and stormy sky punctuated by thunder and lightning. There, we find an adult Carrie, now walking down a yellow brick road. She returns home and revisits the past, trying desperately at one point to wake her father up. But he’s passed out on the couch, seemingly unreachable. Is that her way of trying to save him from himself as the house crumbles, both literally and figuratively? Perhaps.

    Every window gets shattered while bricks and boards are blown away. The old house takes a beating, reminding us that only when we totally destroy something are we free to rebuild. With rain falling on her as she lies on her back on a battered mattress, Underwood still stuns with smudged, smoky eyes. She’s a picture of alternating strength and vulnerability here.

    Overall, the ‘Blown Away’ video is a somber one, thanks to the heavy and provocative lyrical subject matter of the song, also the title track of Underwood’s new album. It ends with blinding light and an obscured image of the singer. Again, sending the message that we can only step into the light once we’ve fully experienced the dark. That’s the theme of ‘Blown Away.’

    Other ‘Oz’ references? Red shoes, a plaid shirt and a dog.

    Carrie Underwood Blown Away Premiere Watch Country Stars Wizard Of Oz Inspired Video| E! Online

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    Thanks Ann, the Blown Away video is amazing and they are so right it is one of the best.
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    thanks so much for posting...its an amazing video!!
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    It is interesting to read their views of the video. I am glad to see the positive review of it! (cause I love the video!)

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    They are right. The artists are going to have their work cut out for them to even try to compete with this. Sony knew what they were doing by promoting this video. Everyone connected with this can hold their heads high. Twitter is full of praise for the video. Can safely say, they knocked it out of the park.
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    blown away video is trending on taste of country at the moment, 2nd is toby keith surgery pray for him, followed by Brad Paisley

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    Penny makes her movie debut.

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    Loved the video - felt "on edge" the whole time I was watching and didn't seem to actually breathe until it was over!! Do believe that was one of the affects they were trying to create. She is so beautifyl in it!!
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    What an amazing video! Carrie and her team outdid themselves and really hope she gets the accalades she deserves with this song and video!
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    My friends son lives in Boston. He texted her about 6:30, that he was going into the Mets Bar, and just missed seeing Carrie! He said everyone in there was talking about it!!

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    Carrie looks like Lori Singer ("Footloose" 1984) in this video


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    The video is unbelievable. Carrie was right. It is a mini-movie. It doesn't seem like a music video at all. If it doesn't win all kinds of awards there's something wrong.

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    So proud of Carrie and her team! A phenomenal video that lives up to the promise of the song! I expect this video, Carrie's vocal performance, and the songwriting team will receive many, many accolades for this amazing achievement! This is a great moment, Carrie Fans!
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    I just realized so many important people to Carrie have been in her videos..Penny, Ace, her mom Carol, and Mike. Talent runs in the family
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    "Blown away" really blown me away, lol!! What an EPIC & AMAZING & AWESOME video. The tornado were SO REAL for me, good job done on this . We saw again Carrie's talent for acting ♥♥♥ Ace were in All-American girl and Penny were brought in this video !!!! All these things make me think that "Blown away" is the BEST video of the DECADE !!!!!!!!!!!!! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥

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    One of the best vids of Carrie for sure. I saw Penny in the end there she is so cute


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