The Monster Film (also known as Manifesto Film) is the name of an interlude for The Monster Ball Tour both the theater version and reloaded version. This interlude was first shown on November 29, 2009 in Ottawa. The new version premiered with the first show of the reloaded Monster Ball Tour in Manchester in 2010.
This interlude featuring some footage of Lady Gaga wearing costumes of Marko Mitanovski, Alexander McQueen, masks by NOKI, Jaiden rVa James with a old piano in background while she reads a slightly modified version of the Manifesto of Little Monsters. For the synopsis of the Theater Version, see this page and for the Arena Version, this page.
A screenshot of this interlude was featured in Vogue Hommes Japan Vol. 5 in 2010. On October 7, 2011, SHOWstudio released the film with the video of the Arena Version but with no music other than Gaga voice.
This is Manifesto of Little Monsters. There's something heroic about the way my fans operate their cameras. So precisely and intricately, so proudly, and so methodically. Like Kings writing the history of their people. It's their prolific nature that both creates and procures what will later be perceived as the "kingdom." So, the real truth about Lady Gaga fans lies in this sentiment: They are the kings. They are the queens. They write the history of the kingdom, while I am something of a devoted Jester.
It is in the theory of perception that we have established our bond. Or, the lie, I should say, for which we kill. We are nothing without our image. Without our projection. Without the spiritual hologram of who we perceive ourselves to be, or rather to become, in the future.
I'll be lonely too,
And this is the fame.
Love and art.
- Concept and Direction – Nick Knight and Ruth Hogben (SHOWstudio)
- Creative Direction – Matthew Williams and the Haus of Gaga
- Styling – Nicola Formichetti and the Haus of Gaga
- Hair – Sam McKnight
- Make-up – Val Garland
- Nails – Marian Newman
- Edit – Ruth Hogben
- Production – Sarah Podesta (Gainsbury & Whiting)
- 3D animation – Kevin Stenning (Rapido3D), BURSTvisual
- Video Programmer – Matt Shimamoto
|Interludes and backdrops|
|Musical interludes||"Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary" • "My Egyptian Lover" • "Phantom"|
|As Opening act||"Haus (intro)" • "Pop Ate My Heart" • "Haircutting"|
|The Fame Ball Tour||"The Heart" • "The Brain" • "The Face" — Crevettes Films|
|The Monster Ball Tour||"Jumping" • "Puke" • "Raven" • "Tank Girl" • "Twister" • "Antler" • "Monster" • "Apocalyptic" • "Tattoo" • "Poker Face" • "Toilet" • "Fan" • "Judas" • "Bloody Space"|
|Joanne World Tour||"Car" • "Rhino" • "Backstage" • "Trapped" • "Drippy Face"|