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Lady Gaga’s New Video Is an Ode to a Soviet Film Classic

The best of both worlds: Lady Gaga released the music video for her new single "911" — and it's filled with references to the classic Soviet Armenian film "The Color of Pomegranates." The 1969 film by acclaimed director Sergei Parajanov depicts the life of an 18th-century Armenian poet, focusing on visually intricate and symbolic scenes rather than actual dialogue. But in Lady Gaga's case, the singer wakes up to find that it was all just a dream following a near-fatal car crash on her way to an Armenian film festival.