Behind the Scenes of Hung Up
As readers will know, Madonna has been nominated an amazing five times at this year’s Video Music Awards (VMA) ceremony. MTV have an article looking at the creation of the Hung Up video, which has been nominated for Video of the Year among other honours.
With No Director And Broken Ribs, Madonna Was ‘Hung Up’: VMAs Behind The Camera
Johan Renck was having a crazy enough day as it was, trying to shoot an H&M commercial with Kate Moss just hours after a photograph of the model cutting up lines of cocaine hit the tabloids’ front pages.
Fighting off paparazzi that were climbing a fence for a shot of the scandalized beauty, Renck was at the end of his rope ? when out of the blue he got a call on his cell from Madonna. The two had collaborated in 1999 on her geisha-inspired clip for “Nothing Really Matters,” and now, six years later, the singer wanted to work with the Swedish director again ? now. “She was desperate,” Renck said.
Madonna had planned to have photographer/filmmaker David LaChapelle direct her video for “Hung Up,” the first single from Confessions on a Dance Floor, and the pair had worked out a concept that involved incorporating all types of dance techniques from around the world ? including the krumping style featured in LaChapelle’s documentary “Rize.”
You can read the whole story at the MTV Website here.