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26 March 2010 @ 12:17 pm
twin peaks vid: ordinary girl  

Song: An Ordinary Girl
Artist: I Am Kloot
Spoilers: Fire Walk with Me / Twin Peaks
Warnings: NSFW (nudity)
Size: 33.9mb
Download: here
Streaming: embedded

Summary: "...you didn't know Laura Palmer." No one did.

Notes: Laura Palmer's story as presented in Fire Walk with Me left a deep and indelible impression on my mindgrapes. FWWM got under my skin in a way that few other films have been able to do, hence, I present this vid.

Many thanks to hollywoodgrrl for being beta-extraordinaire once again. Thank you for putting up with all the shenanigans. If any of you have not seen her incredible Twin Peaks/FWWM vid Passenger Fever, please do so now.

Password: falling in space

An Ordinary Girl

From an ordinary house, in an ordinary world
From an ordinary town, there came an ordinary girl
Wore a face that looked surprised, a book of dog-eared rhymes

She never made a sound, never said a word
Nothing was ever seen, nothing was ever heard
From an an ordinary town, and an ordinary girl

She's feeling outrageous, so daft and courageous
She's laughing, flirtatious, while falling unconscious
She's selfish and needy, she's wanton and greedy
She's mugging her lovers, she's bleeding the buggers from below

In an ordinary house, in an ordinary town
Upon an ordinary street, nothing was ever found
That ordinary girl who never made a sound

She's up in the attic, she's bristling with static
Her beauty's vampiric, so solemn and stoic
She's wanton, she's needy, she's selfish and greedy
She's mugging her lovers, she's bleeding the buggers from below

The ones she's been kissing, all strangely've gone missing
On a day when the weather was stormy, untethered
"Do you see them?"
No never, they all went together
They all went together with the ordinary girl

mood: workingworking
tunes: bertie blackman - town of sorrow
mariana.mareeana on March 26th, 2010 04:38 pm (UTC)
Grrrrr, I'll be back to watch this sometime next week, promise!! I started it but then decided I was spoiled enough. :/
chug-a-lug, donna: tv: twin peaks: the birds singohvienna on March 26th, 2010 04:41 pm (UTC)
BACK. AWAY. New spoiler warning: "Do not watch, especially if you're mareeana and you haven't seen this film yet." ;)
mariana.: pic#103010604mareeana on July 31st, 2010 01:33 am (UTC)
Okay, so, it has not been a week! But I am here! Hopefully this does not count as a broken promise!

I have just seen the film (it literally ended about 30 minutes ago) and it's a little strange to watch your vid (hm, repeatedly) right after because it's just all there. It's quite amazing how you told in 3 minutes the same thing the film did in 2 hours (and a little more!) ;)

I'm a bit on the emotional side of things right now (Laura!) and it's 2 AM but I'll try and be somewhat coherent. The song was pretty much perfectly chosen. It has Laura's duality and this sort of dormant violence that so perfectly describes Twin Peaks (have I mentioned 2 AM?) The editing is absolutely superb. Seriously. I've seen it 5 or 6 times now and each time I'm more impressed by it. The song and the editing combined give it the exact feel of the movie and make the impact of Laura's journey come through in a really, really powerful way.

Just some specific things: I love the beginning and the ending with the long fades (just like in the movie!), the editing of the faster verses is awesome, awesome with some awesome on top, the "stoic" with the angel fading breaks my heart completely (because they've all gone away) and 2:30 with Leland/BOB putting the plastic (the plastic!) over her after they all went together with the ordinary girl is a yes, a big, big, big YES. (I find it quite interesting how my comment went from a Thing With Proper Words to I-can't-find-anymore-adjectives-I'll-just-go-with-yes.)

And now I'm supposed to go to sleep after all this. She never made a sound, never said a word.
<3 - ohvienna on August 1st, 2010 01:49 am (UTC) (Expand)
they're MINERALS, marie, jesus christkasiowy on March 26th, 2010 04:55 pm (UTC)
Amazing, very sad and powerful video. I'm a huge fan of both the series and the movie. Really, great job. Thank you so much for sharing!
they're MINERALS, marie, jesus christkasiowy on March 26th, 2010 04:57 pm (UTC)
Oh, and great choice of the song. :)
chug-a-lug, donna: tv: twin peaks: i'm gone.ohvienna on March 27th, 2010 02:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much for the comments -- they mean a lot and I'm very glad that you liked the vid!
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chug-a-lug, donna: tv: a2a: fancy dressohvienna on March 27th, 2010 03:37 pm (UTC)
I shall hold you to it! ;)
Sammy: ncis - tony - very james bondlittlesammy on March 26th, 2010 07:02 pm (UTC)
I am searching for words that don't sound flat because this is done SO well it made me gawk. It's very much in sync with the show, the song choice was perfect and the way you kept building the storyline was just darn good editing and hit all the right emotional responses.

Damn. Now I feel the need to go and watch the show again.

Aside from that - thank you so much for sharing this. *downloads*
chug-a-lug, donnaohvienna on March 27th, 2010 03:42 pm (UTC)
Wow, thank you so much! And I support your desire to watch the show again -- couldn't pick a better time to do it, with it's 20 year anniversary a couple weeks away. Anyway, comments such as this are all one can hope for as a vidder, so thank you again! Very much appreciated. :)
Kattakethewords on March 26th, 2010 07:03 pm (UTC)
asfgjhla I just got through with ep 2.07 and now I'm just trying to get over that hump of bad episodes I keep hearing about. lol I will definitely come back and watch when I'm finished with everything!

(But seriously, poor you-know-who and wtfinsanity! lol Also Audrey/Cooper are otp so whatever, Kyle. :P)
chug-a-lug, donna: tv: twin peaks: audrey horneohvienna on March 27th, 2010 03:54 pm (UTC)
Blah, yeah...after the reveal (that scene to which you refer below) there's 2 more eps I think you have (or might have watched already) that are still pretty good and have great scenes. 2x10 according to IMDB...then you're really in the mire. BUT! There's still a lot of fun stuff in there and, I've said this already, I'm sure, but it picks up again later (you know, right before it gets all canceled).

poor you-know-who and wtfinsanity!

Right, though. I mean, that scene. I watched in a basement in a house in the White Mountains in NH in the dark, and I'm still not over that experience. It's pretty amazing/powerful stuff.

Also Audrey/Cooper are otp so whatever, Kyle. :P


Anyway, just going to say again that it's quite fab that you started watching Twin Peaks, and are kinda diggin' it, too. Joy and joyness!
Gia's Girlnico_blue on March 27th, 2010 01:27 am (UTC)
chug-a-lug, donnaohvienna on March 27th, 2010 03:55 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)
shoopdancer: TP--Ben Horneshoopdancer on March 27th, 2010 11:51 pm (UTC)
Wow, this is absolutely incredible. The way you captured Laura Palmer's personality through this song was perfect. The editing and musicality was spot on and I loved how the editing worked with your overall representation of her character (0:57-1:15 especially was phenomenal).

I loved how you integrated clips from the show of Cooper solving her murder in the sequence at 2:00- that really brought the video full circle by allowing her murder to be back at the forefront (which had kind of escaped my mind as I was so caught up in watching her damaged life).

I don't know what else to say, this video is definitely going to be on repeat for the next few days. Absolutely perfect! :)
chug-a-lug, donna: tv: twin peaks: crimesolving shenanigansohvienna on March 29th, 2010 05:28 pm (UTC)
I'm sitting here trying to figure out how to appropriately squee over how much this comment made my day and everything I type comes out all spazz-like! I'm so glad that you liked the vid, and especially that those various sections worked for you. I really wanted to bring that element of the series in and that bit went through several incarnations before landing where it is. Anyway, THANK YOU so much! :)
fabitearful_eye on March 28th, 2010 12:28 pm (UTC)
wow. that was so creepy & absolutely GORGEOUS.
i really love it, & the motion throughout the whole vid is stunning. so pretty!
chug-a-lug, donna: tv: twin peaks: audrey horneohvienna on March 29th, 2010 05:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I have an excess of happy from this comment. So very thrilled and pleased that you enjoyed the vid! :)
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chug-a-lug, donnaohvienna on March 29th, 2010 05:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much! Very glad you liked the vid! And I Am Kloot's album Gods and Monsters (which this song is from) I definitely recommend seeking out. :)
Semi-Obsessive Me: Alias - Sydney snowsol_se on April 3rd, 2010 06:17 pm (UTC)
That was fantastic! I love the song choice. So fucked up and creepy. This made me want to rewatch the show/movie.
chug-a-lug, donna: tv: twin peaks: audrey horneohvienna on April 7th, 2010 02:50 am (UTC)
Thank you!! Very pleased you enjoyed! And you should absolutely re-watch; the twentieth anniversary of Twin Peaks airing is this Thursday, couldn't ask for a better reason to revisit the series. :)
alice: misc:calvin:tv makes eyes go squarenoblealice on April 11th, 2010 03:07 am (UTC)
I spoiled myself a bit but I don't really mind. I had already sorta pieced a lot of this together in my head.

Great vid, the song is such a good choice and really shows the two sides that make up Laura: the happy and public persona and the more secret, damaged Laura that she rarely showed people.
The actress who plays Laura is so talented, the emotion in her eyes is so raw.

I like your use of the fast cuts during the more uptempo chorus to show the darker desires of Laura and then how you cut back to the 'ordinary' at the end when the music slowed to show her house, her path, her body wrapped in plastic.
chug-a-lug, donnaohvienna on April 20th, 2010 03:13 am (UTC)
One of the things the film does is put visuals to pictures painted by Twin Peaks -- I don't think you're spoiled, trust me. The film is an experience unto itself.

And thank you so much! So glad that everything comes across as intended. :) And, YES, Sheryl Lee is brilliant in this film. I don't think I've ever been as emotionally impacted by a performance as her portrayal of Laura. Really and truly.

Anyway. Ranmbling! Thank you again and I'm happy you liked the vid!
0malic on April 11th, 2010 09:55 pm (UTC)
Thanks a lot for introducing me to I Am Kloot!
chug-a-lug, donna: tv: twin peaks: crimesolving shenanigansohvienna on April 20th, 2010 03:14 am (UTC)
You're very welcome! :)
peace like the ham in a sandwich: delennidella on May 6th, 2010 03:57 am (UTC)
Excellent, excellent vid. Thanks for sharing.
chug-a-lug, donnaohvienna on May 6th, 2010 03:59 am (UTC)
Thank you very much! :)
oxoniensis: world: let's touch the skyoxoniensis on November 19th, 2010 11:18 pm (UTC)
chug-a-lug, donna: tv: twin peaks: i'm gone.ohvienna on November 20th, 2010 01:55 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)