I haven’t done a Fanvid Friday in awhile but thanks to a retweet of this video that I saw on Twitter, I couldn’t resist!
See What I’ve Become by MsEleanorShelby
This video is superbly done, I have to say that first and foremost! it’s almost like a show-reel of some of Richard’s most dramatic performances but put together in such a way that it becomes it’s own performance.
The opening scene sets the mood: Thorin opens the door to Erebor, bathed in dusty light with blackness all around. a simple low-key piano rhythm keeps time with the flash of several different character faces. (the voice over is part of the original song here) then a black screen with the words “see what I’ve become”. and the ride begins!
String instruments speed up the music. lightening type effects match drum beats. and we start to hear sound bites from our favorite characters to go along with the poignant scenes chosen.
Guy: you do not speak to me!
Lucas: You destroyed me and then you chose to let me live!
I owe you nothing!
We follow Robin’s arrow as we hear him scream, “Gisborne!” and now everything is stepped up into a climatic frenzy! several recognizable scenes flash before us: Thorin blocking Bilbo’s way with his sword, Lucas breaking down a door, Thornton facing an angry mob, Porter punching Collinson… then the eyes. Thornton’s eyes. Lucas’ eyes. Thorin’s eyes. Guy’s eyes. and as we come back down, we follow the image of footsteps down the hallway.
LOVE-LOVE-LOVE this fanvid!
please hop on over to youtube and give it a “thumbs up”! and be sure to check out her other Richard Armitage fanvid as well, it’s full of Richard’s smiles. it will make you smile, I guarantee it!
yeah, I know it’s Saturday and not Friday…again. I spent Friday night surfing around for fanvideos. I was getting really discouraged because I just wasn’t finding any that I really liked (I’m picky) but then my luck changed. This one, Save Me by Angela C. Ryan/Misshale78 grabbed me, right in the feels.
I really really like this one. It embodies Lucas so strongly for me, the foundation of my feelings for him: I want to save him. I wish I could have been the person he leaned on when he first came back from prison, I wish I could have been who he turned to instead of slimy Genevieve, I wanted to be the person he trusted enough to confide in during the John Bateman reveal. Maybe I couldn’t have prevented any of it but at least he wouldn’t have felt so alone.
back to the video: the opening image of the barrel of a revolver, very poignant. I really like that the first scene chosen is the one with Lucas and Ruth too. That scene carries so much weight. There’s respect and friendship between them, which really brings home the seriousness of the situation; that Lucas would override that illustrates how very lost he truly is.
the flashes of the burdens Lucas bears. and those eyes. I wish I could save you
It’s gonna be alright
Music & More challenge
29.) a role that makes you frown
could you be more specific? there are so many!
I frowned when Lucas was rejected by Elizabeta and then jumped off a building.
I frowned when Guy was played by Marian and then stabbed by his conniving sister.
I frowned when Porter’s wife said they were all better off without him and then his head got chopped off.
I’m sensing a theme here…
I frowned when Standring gave his all to Carol, without concrete results.
I frowned when Thornton proposed to Margaret, with chastisement as his reward.
& I will frown all over the place when I see Thorin next!
music question: a song that makes you sad
Traveling Soldier by the Dixie Chicks
This song is romantic, yet heartbreaking. A young man preparing to go to war, spends a few chaste hours with a sweet teenage waitress. He writes her letters from Vietnam, sharing all his hopes and fears. But then one night at the school football game she hears his name read off the list of local soldiers who wouldn’t be coming home.
Crying all alone under the stands
Was a piccolo player in the marching band
And one name read but nobody really cared
But a pretty little girl with a bow in her hair
stupid depressing questions…
Stranger in Moscow by Delicate Blossom
This fanvid does a really good job of capturing the inner struggles of Lucas and how he isolates himself. I like the effects during the clap of the chorus, and when the frozen frames are shown in succession. The rear-view mirror shot at 1:02 is cool, and the profile/neck porn at 3:07 is highly enjoyable.
I always have the urge to write a self-insert fanfic after watching this video, to help save Lucas from himself. Becoming better acquainted with the jeans at 2:12 would be a major plot point…