This part is mostly links to various videos, including the Theory Videos, that I liked and thought were relevant. The VIDEOS ARE NOT MINE.
Just a list (partially so I can find them easily), likely to update over time as I find ones I like….
Updated/Reorganized Feb 2017. (Mostly for my own use so I can get real life ppl around me to get to know BTS…^^)
Interestingly, Bang PD who is the founder of Big Hit, studied Aesthetics at Seoul National University (SNU). It is somewhat ironical that SNU is the most prestigious university in Korea. Bang PD is probably as intelligent at Rap Monster, if not more…. and then he picks up Rap Mon and gives him opportunity to take a completely different path to his dreams.
Anyway. The Study of Aesthetics is “the philosophy of art, …the study of beauty and taste. It is about interpreting works of art and art movements or theories.” (from wiki)
So… essentially, I think we can blame Bang PD for all the confusion everyone had to experience with the HYYH series. He actually majored this in university. ^^ If you see all the cultural and literary devices/references, etc in the HYYH series, and thinking “am I over-analyzing this?”…. most likely…. you’re probably not over-analyzing. I wouldn’t be surprised if all this was very meticulously thought out…
I love his logo (from the credits of Run MV)
LUMPENS is wonderful too. Check out some of their other videos too. ^^
HYYH 1 + HYYH 2 + Young Forever
There are lots of interpretations of these and it’s a sign of a good piece of art to have multiple meanings. I tend to gravitate towards Dreamteller’s theories that is more based on imagery, rather than a storyline of who died, etc. I actually think most of the BTS members are personifications of various imagery as Dreamteller suggests.
One of the interesting thing about Run MV that I haven’t often seen subbed is this scene, where one of the drivers yell “bastard, move your car!” The drivers are yelling at Jin blocking the way but they don’t really respond to the rest of the BTS members, suggesting that the rest of the BTS members are not real.
|MV||THEORY VIDEOS||RELEVANT LINKS|
|I Need U (original ver)
Prologue (they updated it and it’s missing the last scene?)
Prologue (Eng) including last scene
Run (Japanese Ver)
|THEORY VIDS BY Dreamteller:
–I Need U + Prologue + Run (Eng Sub)
–Run (Japanese ver) (Eng Sub)
–Epilogue: Young Forever (Eng Sub)
–Fire. (Eng Sub)
–Run Theory by BTS themselves
by Steven Deng:
–BTS Theory – Only Jin is Dead.
| –Nirvana Theory – I need U + Prologue + Run
–Jean-Michel Basuiat’s work shown in Fire.
–Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here reference in Fire.
| OTHER MV of this series:
I Need U (short ver)
I Need U (Japanese ver)
“…..Each one goes alone….They leave Omelas, they walk ahead into the darkness… But they seem to know where they are going, the ones who walk away from Omelas.” (from The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas)
|MV||THEORY VIDEOS||RELEVANT LINKS|
Boy Meets Evil
|By DREAMTELLER (ENG SUB):
–WINGS – why meet the devil?
|–Demian by Hermann Hesse|
Blood Sweat and Tears (Japanese Ver)
|–Blood Sweat and Tears theory by Dreamteller||articles:
–Boy Meets Art
–Reading BTS through Classics (in Korean)
–Art History 101
|Spring Day||–Spring Day Theory
–Things You Didn’t Notice in Spring Day
|–The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas by Ursula K. Le Guin
-Little Match Girl (vid, wiki)
–Personnes by Christian Boltanski
–safety pin against discrimination
–Snowpiercer (movie 2013)
|Not Today||–Not Today Theory||–article that says BTS broke glass ceiling (Kor, April 22, 2016)
–article where BTS addresses glass ceiling (Kor, Feb 18, 2017)
–Martin Luther King quote