Phoenix From The Ashes: Kanye’s Movie Is A Parallel For His Career

September 15th, 2010 // Leave a Comment

Kanye West was pretty demure and low-key at the Rodarte fashion show in NYC earlier this week, without lots of bodyguards or photographers hounding him.

New York Magazine decided to throw him a few questions and he talked about a few things, such as:

“I haven’t tweeted much in the past couple days because I’ve got so much to work on,” he said. “I’m color-correcting this film I shot in Prague a couple weeks ago.” He said the movie — the same film, incidentally, about which he tweeted a week ago, “I want to edit the film on a boat. Where are the good editing boats?”

His film, called Runaway, is a 40-minute noir piece based on his new album:
“It’s the story of a phoenix fallen to Earth, and I make her my girlfriend, and people discriminate against her and eventually she has to burn herself alive and go back to her world,” he told us. “I’ve been feeling the idea of the phoenix. It’s been in my heart for a while. It’s maybe parallel to my career. I threw a Molotov cocktail on my career last year, in a way, and I had to come back as a better person.”

Also at the show were fashion staples Anna Wintour, Rachel Zoe and Diane Von Furstenberg, joined by celebs like Elijah Wood, Serena Williams and rocker Kim Gordon among others. Check them all out in the gallery below!

By Justin Thompson

Leave A Comment