Starting from an analysis of the music video of the song 911 from Lady Gaga’s Chromatica album, the article aims to relate two characters and two seemingly irreconcilable cultural horizons: the Georgian-Armenian director Sergei Paradzhanov and contemporary American pop icon Lady Gaga. Paradzhanov’s masterpiece The Color of the Pomegranate (1969) clearly inspired Lady Gaga’s 2020 video. In addition to a tribute to Paradzhanov’s unforgiving style, the video directed by Indian-born videomaker and director Tarsem Singh Dhandwar is not only an exercise in style, but it effectively expresses some of the characteristic elements of the link between the modern-day star system and the sacred dimension, between the pop imagery and religion.
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