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  • The song combines a dancefloor-defying military drumbeat, a sample from Switch's group Major Lazer, an unconventional song structure and some incongruously pretty, layered melodics that are basically chanted but still employ [Knowles'] full vocal range.

    The lyrics, however, are just as female-empowering as we've come to expect.

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    There's much more to the song than first meets the ear—it confuses on first listen but coalesces beautifully with repeated plays. Amos Barshad writing for the New York magazine described "Run the World Girls " as "kind of a monster — aggressive and intense and totally committed".

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    He also called the song declarative and felt that as a lead singleit was "bluntly effective. She really challenged Francis on finding a world that's unique to her. We could have easily done it in downtown L.

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    We could have easily done it in downtown New York, but it was really important to her to find a world that was unique to her look and image to her new project —Frank Gatson Jr to MTV News about the choice of the video's location.

    And, I can say that I think the song is unbelievable.

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    The Gaga thing took me by surprise, 'cause I've done videos for probably 15 years, and I had forgotten what it felt like to have a video premiere and have it be anticipated and have it explode. It is a fantastic song, so I really hope that song catches for her, and I think the video's gonna be really fun and cool and different for her.

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    The video was released on July 1,but was leaked on June 29, In the first dance scene of the video, she is wearing a Brian Lichtenberg patchwork fur vest. A woman seemingly nailed on a cross is later seen.

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    The females, now an even larger group, are shown dancing, using powerful and emphatic movements, in front of the male army with alternating costumes and several flags in the background. Reception[ edit ] The video received general acclaim from critics. He highlighted the "elaborate, hip-displacing dance routines, haute-couture costuming, wide-screen cinematography and expensive-looking sets".

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    I was a fan of the book, genre Escape From Devil's Islandso here goes! A real-life story that is like one from the movies.

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    The former convict who says he was Papillon Domont Val-d'Oise His hands gripping his wheelchair, Charles Brunier does not really understand why he is dressed up to come out of his room, yesterday morning, at the nursing home Orpa-Val-de-France in Domont Val-d'Oise. The minister wanted to bring up the memory of his grandfather, Bertrand Lucien, who was a convict in the prison of Cayenne in French Guyana. Charles Brunier was behind bars for fifteen years in the Cayenne prison, which closed its doors in after having taken in almost 70, prisoners in a hundred years.

    He does not remember the minister's grandfather. However, he has not forgotten the jails of Saint-Laurent-de-Maroni, the violent behavior of the prison guards, "and especially the mosquitoes.

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    Brunier's story is rich in comebacks. Enlisted in the Navy at the age of 17, he succeeded, with some other men, in rescuing an encircled unit during the campaign in Syria. On that occasion he saved the life of a lieutenant before being wounded himself, deeds which earned him the Croix de Guerre. A few years later, he stumbled.

    Condemned to forced labor for life for the murder of an old lady inhe was sent to the prison colony.

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    A tattoo on his shoulder Charles Brunier, who called himself "Johnny King" in the prison colony, managed to escape three times. During the Second World War he enlisted as a fighter pilot in Mexico, where he had taken refuge after his second prison escape.

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    For two years he hunted German submarines in the Caribbean, before continuing the war in Africa. He finished the war as an adjutant-chef [roughly equivalent to a U. This did not keep him from being sent back to the prison colony in Guyana. It was not until June 12th,that the President of the Pardon Commission gave him a complete pardon "because of his skilled conduct during the course of the hostilities.