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    Taylor Swift Hosts A Mini ‘Dead Poets Society’ Reunion With Ethan Hawke And Josh Charles In ‘Fortnight’ Music Video

    Taylor Swift‘s first music video for her album ‘The Tortured Poets Department’ has finally dropped and it’s a pleasant surprise for fans of ‘Dead Poets Society’ all over the world.

    As many had speculated ever since, its announcement, the album’s title bore a close resemblance to the 1989 film (also, Swift’s significant birth year). With the release of the video, she has confirmed fan theories, as Ethan Hawke – who played Todd Anderson and Josh Charles, who played Knox Overstreet star alongside Post Malone in the music video.

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    Ethan Hawke And Josh Charles Feature In Taylor Swift’s ‘Fortnight’ Music Video

    Ethan Hawke, Taylor Swift and Josh Charles in 'Fortnight' music video
    Ethan Hawke, Taylor Swift and Josh Charles in ‘Fortnight’ music video

    The Dead Poets Society actors play scientists working in a lab while fastening her to an upright table. Hawke and Charles then check her vitals and go over paperwork before giving Swift a shock.

    Posting about the music video on social media, Swift referred to Ethan and Josh as “the coolest guys on earth” and then added, “Tortured poets, meet your colleagues from down the hall, the dead poets.”

    Hawke has previously expressed his adoration for Swift, claiming that he is a Swiftie and has even been to the Eras Tour. He also took to Instagram to excitedly announce the new project, writing, “‘Todd’ & ‘Knox’ from DEAD POETS SOCIETY are now PhDs in THE TORTURED POETS DEPARTMENT. It’s quite an honor.”

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    The ‘Fortnight’ Music Video

    Taylor Swift and Post Malone in the 'Fortnight' music video
    Taylor Swift and Post Malone in the ‘Fortnight’ music video

    Making it their first-ever collaboration, Swift and Malone play lovers in the music video, as she is in a psych ward and is getting electrocuted by Ethan Hawke and Josh Charles. There are also romantic scenes between the two as they embrace. The video is black and white, going with the album’s aesthetic. Also, Post Malone covers up his tattoos for the music video, while a scene with Swift having tattoos all over her face shows up in the beginning.

    Talking about the video, she told fans, “I wanted to show you the worlds I saw in my head that served as the backdrop for making this music.  Pretty much everything in it is a metaphor or a reference to one corner of the album or another”. This means Swfties will be up all night decoding all the details in the video. The typewriter? The burning pages? The Victorian mourning dress? The video is bursting with references.

    “For me, this video turned out to be the perfect visual representation of this record and the stories I tell in it,” Swift continues, “Post Malone blew me away on set as our tortured tragic hero and I’m so grateful to him for everything he put into this collaboration.”

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    Nibir Konwar
    Nibir Konwar
    Nibir is nineteen, an autumn lover, and a poetry enthusiast. She loves Taylor Swift, Jeff Buckley, Sally Rooney and everything that's blue. She has had one year of experience as a content writer at First Curiosity and writes poetry and researches on literary criticism in her free time. Nibir is also an ardent reader and a fierce feminist. She aspires to author books someday and be an advocate for mental health.

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