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Duran Duran - All She Wants Is (1988)

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"All She Wants Is" is a song by Duran Duran. It was released in December 1988 as the second single from the Big Thing album ...

"All She Wants Is" is a song by Duran Duran. It was released in December 1988 as the second single from the Big Thing album and reached No. 9 on the UK Singles Chart and No. 22 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States.

Music video

The video for "All She Wants Is" was shot in London with video director Dean Chamberlain, a well-known photographer who had previously taken pictures and filmed a video for the side project Arcadia. The clip won a 1988 MTV Video Music Award for innovation.

The video took nearly a month to shoot, using very long exposures to create unusual animated light effects around a girl and the surreal fixtures inside her flat. A photo from the shoot showing the three band members and the girl was used as cover art for the back side of the single.

As the band was in the middle of a hectic promotion schedule, and was unable to spend the necessary weeks standing still to shoot the video, the members each allowed a plaster life mask to be made from their faces, from which latex imitations of the band members' faces were cast. With the masks fitted onto mannequins, Chamberlain was able to use painstakingly slow stop motion special effects. Only a few brief scenes at the beginning and end of the video show the real band members.

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