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Taylor Swift Lands in Africa in New Wildest Dreams Video (watch!)

Taylor Swift posted a sneak peek at her latest video for her song 'Wildest Dreams' and it looks a lot like a Meryl Streep movie.  (Photo: Taylor Swift)

Taylor Swift released her latest video for her song ‘Wildest Dreams’ and it looks a lot like a Meryl Streep movie. (Photo: Taylor Swift)

Taylor Swift released her new “Wildest Dreams” music video during the MTV Video Music Awards pre-show tonight (Aug. 30) and like IM reported earlier, it smacks of Meryl Streep’s epic 1985 romantic drama “Out of Africa.”

The video is set in Africa and Swift plays an actress who is filming a movie that has many of the same elements as Streep’s film.


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Swift appears in the clip sitting at a makeup table with dark brunette hair. She’s pining over her dashing leading man.

Each scene has parallels with the movie.

Streep plays Isak Dinesen, aka Danish author Karen Blixen. The movie is based on Blixen’s 1937 autobiographical novel set in Africa.

Blixen travels to Africa and weds in an arranged marriage to a Baron, who turns out to be a womanizer. The buy a plantation, but the marriage falters.

Blixen has an on-again, off-again affair with a big game hunter, played by Robert Redford, who dies tragically in the crash of a biplane–one of the tie-ins to the video.

The track is the fifth single from her pure pop album `1989.

Check out the video below, let us know your thoughts and be sure to follow IM on Twitter for the latest Taylor Swift news you can trust.


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