Kanye West's 'Runaway' film: Beautiful, crazy and cool


Whatever else you may say about Kanye West, subtlety is not his stock in trade.

West didn't just make videos for the tracks on his new album, "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy," he made a film. The 30-minute-plus "Runaway," which incorporates nine songs from the album, debuted Saturday night (Oct. 23) on MTV, MTV2 and BET.

You can easily read "Runaway" as yet another rejoinder from West to his haters. Its sometimes very heavy-handed message is encapsulated in a line spoken by Selita Ebanks' phoenix character near the end: "You know what I hate about your world? Anything that is different you try to change. You try to tear it down."