A Lip Reader’s Analysis of the “All Too Well” Video Breakup

If you’ve got already watched Taylor Swift’s All Too Well: The Short Film a number of occasions, you in all probability have lots of theories about its which means and, extra particularly, what it reveals about Taylor’s previous relationship with Jake Gyllenhaal. And whereas the movie is chock-full of Easter eggs to determine, there are additionally a number of scenes that characteristic dialogue that viewers cannot hear behind the soundtrack. If each time you’ve got watched the quick movie you’ve got been learning Sadie Sink’s lips questioning what she’s yelling at Dylan O’Brien, you are in luck, as a result of a lip-reader has formally weighed in on the dialog.

A speech therapist, who goes by the title @tippacanoe on TikTok, shared a pair of movies breaking down what it seems to be like the characters are saying beneath the music throughout key scenes. The two scenes specifically she lip reads are the breakup scene, which begins at the 2:54-minute mark, and the cellphone name scene, at the 7:42-minute mark. Both scenes really feel pivotal in the movie, and each characteristic dialogue that viewers cannot hear, as the 10-minute model of “All Too Well” performs over the scenes.

In her video about the breakup scene, she focuses on Sadie’s character, aka the fictionalized model of Taylor herself. “That’s it?” Sadie’s dialogue reportedly begins. “Just f***ing talk to me, f***ing look at me!” The scene continues in the identical means, together with her character begging Dylan’s to “look at me, f***ing look at me!” earlier than the scene cuts away. It’s fairly clear that the scene is all about the breakdown in communication in the relationship, with Sadie’s character pushing again towards a accomplice who refuses to speak and even make sincere eye contact together with her. The dialogue is not eloquent or slick; it is easy, uncooked, and completely unusual, making the scene really feel much more reasonable.

The identical TikTok person additionally made a video about the phone scene, which she acknowledges is far more durable to get an correct studying of. Dylan appears to start out by shouting, “My god, this is my f***ing career!” He then provides one thing alongside the strains of “I’m really f***ing done —” earlier than slicing off the name and getting again in the automotive.

The line about his “career” raises much more questions on the actual relationship that impressed the tune and quick movie. Did he complain that every one the press and paparazzi consideration was hurting his performing career? Did he blame his relationship with Taylor for his career issues at the time? It’s price noting that at the time that the actual Taylor and Jake have been concerned, his career was in a bit of a dry spell: action-adventure films like Prince of Persia and Source Code have been flopping, and Love and Other Drugs earned him a Golden Globe nomination, however the film itself was tepidly acquired.

Even although viewers cannot truly hear any of this dialogue, it positively provides one other layer of which means to the already emotional tune and video. Give the quick movie one other viewing, and see for your self if the lip-read dialogue seems to be correct to you. Whatever Sadie and Dylan are saying in the movie, one factor is for certain: we will all the time depend on Taylor to create layered, emotional, considerate artwork. If you want us, we’ll be a crumpled up piece of paper mendacity right here.

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