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Madonna: Take a Bow (1994)

Madonna plays the abused lover of a matador. The music video for the second single from the album 'Bedtime Stories'.

Director:

Michael Haussman
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The music video for "Take a Bow" was directed by Michael Haussman, and was filmed in Ronda, Spain. The video depicts Madonna as a bullfighter's (played by real-life Spanish bullfighter Emilio Munoz) neglected lover, yearning for his love. It won the Best Female Video award at the 1995 MTV Video Music Awards. Journalistic and academic analysis of the video included its plot-line, usage of religious iconography, themes and motifs of feminism and submission, as well as its impact on contemporary music videos. Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 2009 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Roger Beebe, one of the authors of Medium Cool: Music Videos from Soundies to Cellphones, noted that the video was an example of "how music, image, and lyrics of a song possesses their own temporality". He explained that the "graceful" nature of the song was contrast to the repetitive scenes in the video, which he felt indicated that the protagonist has long been engaging in the activities, including the "demoralizing sex scenes". See more »

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Strong powerful video of hurt and sexy like passion music video.
4 July 2019 | by blanbrnSee all my reviews

In 1994 remember this hit from the material girl called "Take a Bow" the music video is very sexy for showing Madonna on the bed singing sporting a very sexy multi colored bra and panties. Shot in Spain it shows a bullfighter and matador at his best, yet on the other side this sexy stud is a painful horn in Madonna's side as she is an abused lover! It proves despite passion that love hurts! Plus the video had themes of religion, and feminism still it's remembered for it's hot sexy scenes of Madonna.


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