The Guy and Marian fanvid My Confession by Olery St, using the song of the same name by Josh Groban. I’ve nicknamed this vid in my mind as Eyes, Eyes, and More Eyes; it is one of my favorite RA fandom fanvids! I’ve waxed lyrical about in comments often enough, I thought it was high time I gave it a post of it’s own.
The video starts with an up-close-and-personal view of the shoulder touch scene that entrances me. My eyes are always drawn to the eyes but in this scene Guy’s eyelids capture my attention too.
The editing in this fanvid is nicely done in a fluid way that helps illustrate what Guy is feeling, as he experiences flashbacks of Marian and the suffering he is struggling with in the present. The soft focus of the piece gives it a very elegant feel as well, helping to highlight those beautiful blue eyes of both Richard and Lucy. It also makes Marian’s skin appear ever so soft in the gifted horse scene, that even I long to touch it! (Lucy is so pretty as Marian) This helps convey Guy’s dawning realization, helped along by the lyrics, that he may be feeling something deeper for Marian. The way he’s watching her from a distance and then turns away; quite powerful.
I feel myself surrender
Each time I see your face.
I am staggered by your beauty,
Your unassuming grace.
And I feel my heart is turning,
Falling into place.
While the close-up of the firelight scene may rob us of any long lingering looks at Guy’s torso
it does focus on the hands rather well. How Guy brushes his fingers lightly across Marian’s cheek *swoon* as he slowly holds her fingers…until she removes them from his grasp, making us feel the loss ourselves, as Guy clenches his hand into a fist. All of this is being remembered by a downtrodden Guy, as he tries to find a way out of his current Hell and fight the demons that cause him such pain.
This all climaxes with the candle scene. The flickering candles take center stage, as we see the couple coming into focus behind them. The music flows beautifully with the slightly slowed running of Marian, when Guy tries to stop her so that he can give her comfort.
Then the petting of the hair and the gentle kiss on the forehead, and I float away light as a piece of ash from the crackling fire.
5 thoughts on “Fanvid Friday: My Confession”
I love your description of this fan vid. It is one of my all-time faves, too, and I watched it again, today, after a long time. Hasn’t lost any of its magic. It’s a nice reinterpretation of the whole Guy/Marian relationship. What I find so effective about the vid – apart from the choice of scenes – is that the maker only used little bits from RH where neither Guy nor Marian speak. That is always something that annoys me in fan vids – when you see the lips moving but you don’t know what they are saying. The way Olery St does it, they speak with their eyes, their expressions, their bodies, and it all fits together much more fluidly because it doesn’t look as if it was ripped out of context. Thanks for making me revisit this 🙂
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yes, it’s like a little movie instead of scenes just spliced together. I think it stands on it’s own very well; if someone stumbled across it that had no clue about Robin Hood or these characters, they would still feel what we are feeling 😎
Thank you for the chance to revisit one of my all time favourite chaRActer fanvids Kelbel – beautiful music and fabulously edited.
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As a newer RA fan this video is like being thrust into the deep end of the pool and really really loving it. There’s so much I have yet to discover about this man and his acting skills and you have just made my week. I could look at him all day. I haven’t yet looked at the last episode of RH because I don’t want to see him die. He’s so beautiful! Thank you!
I’m so glad I could introduce you to this video! after I saw it for the first time, I became a bit obsessed w/it, watching it every single day 😀