is video really crept up on me! I watched ‘The Awakening’ recently, and I enjoyed it, but hadn’t really considered making a vid. Then, I watched misshale78’s ‘North and South – Poison and Wine’ and the song struck me as absolutely perfect for a vid about Florence Cathcart and Robert Mallory. I took my lead on this video from the way she edited hers – long, sweeping shots that match the Civil Wars’ lyrics beautifully. I hope I’ve achieved a similar result here.
The film is absolutely steeped in repression; repression of trauma, repression of desire, repression of instinct in favour of rational thought. The highly charged relationship between a grieving paranormal investigator and a shell shocked world war one veteran turned teacher is the pinnacle of this. Rebecca Hall and Dominic West give excellent performances as the leading characters. Their interaction onscreen and their facial expressions made this a pleasure.
I wanted to keep this vid simple – I mostly used long fades and gave it the odd tweak to manipulate the story a little, but I think the absolutely gorgeous song, coupled with the camera work and performances in the film, speak for themselves.