A music video for Madonna's song 'Ghosttown'.


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The main theme behind the video was "an apocalyptic situation mimicking the end of the world". The video starts with an announcement on television that nuclear activities has destroyed cities like London, Paris, New York City, and Los Angeles. It then cuts to a room where Madonna lies in her bed watching the news about the nuclear explosion. As the song starts, a visibly distressed Madonna walks to her dressing table. She sits down and kisses a framed photograph of her mother, while looking at herself. She drapes a cape around her, picks up a rod and a hat, and goes out of her house as the chorus of "Ghosttown" starts. Madonna is seen in what appears to be a post-apocalyptic destroyed city, where there are no signs of life and posters of the Rebel Heart album are shown burning. She looks around and walks carefully among the destruction, while twirling around the cape. Outside, Madonna rummages debris, tries to make a phone-call from a payphone, gets frustrated, and starts smashing ... Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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The song was composed in three days, after Madonna had personally requested some studio time with them. See more »

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She still absolutely has it
23 October 2017 | by (Berlin, Germany) – See all my reviews

Well the title "Madonna: Ghosttown" says it all about these 5.5 minutes. This is Madonna's music video for the song Ghosttown from 2015, so certainly one of her most recent efforts. And while it is perhaps not among her most memorable or best efforts, it is still miles ahead compared to what many pop starlets are getting out these days *cough* Rihanna *cough* Nicki Minaj *cough* Even as she approaches 60, Madonna shows us how it's done. It's a catchy song I thing and a pretty stylish video thanks to the contributions of legendary music video director Jonas Åkerlund from Sweden. Madonna plays the central character herself and she is joined by Oscar-nominated African-American actor Terrence Howard. The two have decent chemistry. Overall, you may not find greatness in here, but you will also not find weakness. It's a good achievement from the visual and audible perspective and after checking this one out, I am not surprised Madonna has inspired generations for decades. I give Ghosttown a thumbs-up for sure. The only minor thing I disliked were the nuclear attacks references very early on that were very much on the spectacular, but pointless side and pretty unnecessary.

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