such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (who: eleven/tardis)
Amy ([personal profile] such_heights) wrote2011-06-02 12:59 pm

VID: Suzanne (Doctor Who, Doctor/TARDIS)

Suzanne
edited by [personal profile] such_heights
fandom: Doctor Who (multi-era)
ship: Doctor/TARDIS
music: Suzanne - Leonard Cohen
content notes: none
summary: "It's always you and her, isn't it? Long after the rest of us have gone. The boy and his box, off to see the universe."
notes: Spoilers through 6x04. I said I'd make [livejournal.com profile] purplefringe a vid for her birthday, and this is the song and idea she gave me. This one took a village! Thanks to everyone who suggested Classic Who clips, and particular thanks to [personal profile] fizzyblogic, [personal profile] kaydeefalls, [personal profile] lizbee, [personal profile] pocketmouse and [personal profile] rhivolution for their feedback.
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password: suzanne

Suzanne from such heights on Vimeo.



lyrics:

Suzanne takes you down to her place near the river
You can hear the boats go by and you can spend the night beside her
And you know that she's half crazy
But that's why you want to be there
And she feeds you tea and oranges
That come all the way from China

And just when you mean to tell her
That you have no love to give her
Then she gets you on her wavelength
And she lets the river answer
That you've always been her lover

And you want to travel with her
And you want to travel blind
And you know that she will trust you
For you've touched her perfect body with your mind.

And Jesus was a sailor
When he walked upon the water
And he spent a long time watching
From his lonely wooden tower
And when he knew for certain
Only drowning men could see him
He said "All men will be sailors then
Until the sea shall free them"

But he himself was broken
Long before the sky would open
Forsaken, almost human
He sank beneath your wisdom like a stone

And you want to travel with him
And you want to travel blind
And you think maybe you'll trust him
For he's touched your perfect body with his mind.

Now Suzanne takes your hand
And she leads you to the river
She is wearing rags and feathers
From Salvation Army counters
And the sun pours down like honey
On our lady of the harbour
And she shows you where to look
Among the garbage and the flowers

There are heroes in the seaweed
There are children in the morning
They are leaning out for love
And they will lean that way forever
While Suzanne holds the mirror

And you want to travel with her
And you want to travel blind
And you know that you can trust her
For she's touched your perfect body with her mind.
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[personal profile] klb 2011-06-03 02:12 am (UTC)(link)
This is so beautiful I don't even know what to do with all the feelings it gives me. What a perfect song choice, and so lovingly edited. So many of your vids are comfort-vids for me, and I can tell that this one is absolutely going to join that list. ♥
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[personal profile] xenakis 2011-06-03 02:44 am (UTC)(link)
OMG BB OMG THIS IS AMAZING.

you've always been her lover and almost human and there are children in the morning and and and!!!!

I have no words, this is perfect.
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[personal profile] tasty_kate 2011-06-03 03:00 am (UTC)(link)
Here from LJ, rec'd from [personal profile] calapine (also, not sure if that HTML code will work).

I LOVED your Doctor/TARDIS video. Taking Leonard Cohen's beloved song and putting it to the one true pairing in Doctor Who... Loved it, loved it. I'll be adding this post to my memories so I can revisit it. :)

(Anonymous) 2011-06-03 03:01 am (UTC)(link)
Love love love love. Watched it several times and almost cried! But for some reason I can't get the download to work D: any suggestions...?

[personal profile] 20thcenturyvole 2011-06-03 04:17 am (UTC)(link)
Hi, I'm actually in tears now. SO PERFECT I CAN'T EVEN.
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[personal profile] cosmic 2011-06-03 05:01 am (UTC)(link)
Oh. Gorgeous and sad and wonderful. Though I really wish I hadn't just put my makeup on for the day as now I have to redo everything.

(Anonymous) 2011-06-03 05:07 am (UTC)(link)
That was perfect. Thank you!
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[personal profile] minim_calibre 2011-06-03 05:57 am (UTC)(link)
This was tear-inducingly gorgeous.

(Anonymous) 2011-06-03 07:56 am (UTC)(link)
Here via flist of a flist on LJ.

This is just beautiful. :)
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[personal profile] no_detective 2011-06-03 08:10 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, this is gorgeous. ♥
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[personal profile] tieleen 2011-06-03 11:17 am (UTC)(link)
My god, that was amazing.
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[personal profile] lorax 2011-06-03 11:34 am (UTC)(link)
Oh my heart. Gorgeous, really, really lovely.
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[personal profile] lannamichaels 2011-06-03 11:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Lovely. :)
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[personal profile] bluemeridian 2011-06-04 12:03 am (UTC)(link)
♥ ♥ ♥
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[personal profile] breadandroses 2011-06-04 02:04 am (UTC)(link)
If I had thought about it, I'd never have thought Suzanne was viddable. But this is just breathtaking. It make me cry, in the best way.

"the sun pours down like honey"- perfect.
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[personal profile] kitajmaze 2011-06-04 10:51 pm (UTC)(link)
This was absolutely brilliant and it made me cry.

The second this ep was over, I HAD to write a coda to it, Tardis POV... and THIS EXACTLY THIS FEELING was what I wanted to say. This vid is like, the visual interpretation of EVERYTHING Gaiman's ep made me feel.

Thank you SO MUCH for making this.
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[personal profile] darlas_mom 2011-06-04 11:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, that's lovely. :-) I finished it wanting to both smile and cry.
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speechless

[personal profile] ruleno9 2011-06-05 02:04 am (UTC)(link)
So yeah, I cried. This is truly amazing. Every moment absolutely perfect. You should be paid to do this all the time! LOL. Grats on a spectacular fanwork.
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[personal profile] fallingtowers 2011-06-05 09:18 am (UTC)(link)
I had so very high expectations for this vid, and this surpassed them all. I love, love, LOVE it!

(Anonymous) 2011-06-05 12:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Such a pretty vid, thanks haeps for making and sharing
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[personal profile] aughoti 2011-06-05 07:20 pm (UTC)(link)
This is astonishingly lovely. Pretty much what everyone else said... The POV shift is a thing of beauty; dear god how did such an absolutely perfect fit between song and episode even EXIST?!?; "the sun pours down like honey" and that look on Idris' face; and just... everything.

Thank you for a thing of beauty.
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[personal profile] crankylex 2011-06-07 02:37 am (UTC)(link)
This is amazing.
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[personal profile] ungemmed 2011-06-07 03:42 am (UTC)(link)
When I saw the song/fandom combination, I went OMG MOST PERFECT SONG CHOICE EVER.

And all through the vid I kept on going, This is a real thing, someone made this, <3 <3 <3.

I apologize for the lack of coherence; the squee keeps on getting in the way.
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[personal profile] rustydog 2011-06-07 04:44 am (UTC)(link)
Ohhh. Exquisite.
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[personal profile] opportunemoment 2011-06-07 12:09 pm (UTC)(link)
I think the word for my reaction to this is probably spellbound. It's just... lovely. The final 'you want to travel with her' nearly made me cry, but the whole thing was just captivating.

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