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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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.
fly_to_dawn: (DW; MOFFTIEM: TARDris)

[personal profile] fly_to_dawn 2011-06-02 12:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Ahhh stop rendering me speechless with your vids. BY WHICH I MEAN NEVER.

[identity profile] purplefringe.livejournal.com 2011-06-02 12:17 pm (UTC)(link)
In addition to previous flaily email:

<3 <3 <3 <3 you are brilliant and make the world a shinier place. xxxxx
fly_to_dawn: (DW; Four and Sarah Jane; best friends)

[personal profile] fly_to_dawn 2011-06-02 12:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Okay here is a proper comment. *cough* I adore the gentle, loving tone of the song, and how well the vid showcases the love between the Doctor and the TARDIS even though the latter doesn't get to move, exactly, when it's in the form of a blue box. Also, I love how you used the classic who clips in between the new who ones - it really highlights how the Doctor's love affair with the TARDIS touches his companions, too ♥ (The last bit with TARDris and the golden swirls may have made me a bit teary. Ahem.)
sophia_sol: Wee!Amelia Pond, looking up when she hears the TARDIS (DW: Amelia: look up in hope)

[personal profile] sophia_sol 2011-06-02 12:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Ohhhhh, that's beautiful.

[identity profile] cosmic-llin.livejournal.com 2011-06-02 12:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh my gosh, this is just wonderful!
anatsuno: the ninth doctor, seen from behind as he opens the doors to a normal blue police box (sometimes a box is just a box)

[personal profile] anatsuno 2011-06-02 01:16 pm (UTC)(link)
AAAAAAH it is gorgeous and now I am crying omg omg omg.

I know there's a sacred chasm between Us and Them but it's very hard not to send a link to Neil Gaiman because I'm pretty sure he would see how gorgeous it is and love it muchly.

You're amazing. <3
juniperphoenix: The TARDIS in human form, peering through bars (DW: Girl in a box in a girl)

[personal profile] juniperphoenix 2011-06-02 01:16 pm (UTC)(link)
I am in tears (the good kind).
netgirl_y2k: (Idris!TARDIS)

[personal profile] netgirl_y2k 2011-06-02 01:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, that's perfect.
ashpags: Amy Pond standing in the doorway of the TARDIS, from The Lodger. (Default)

[personal profile] ashpags 2011-06-02 02:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Really lovely. *sigh*
potted_music: (Default)

[personal profile] potted_music 2011-06-02 02:35 pm (UTC)(link)
This sent shivers down my spine. Thank you!
calapine: (babs; for the revolution)

[personal profile] calapine 2011-06-02 02:38 pm (UTC)(link)
That was a beautiful, beautiful thing.
aria: ([doctor who] van gogh tardis)

[personal profile] aria 2011-06-02 02:46 pm (UTC)(link)
I am beginning to be convinced that all of your vids make me teary with delight. This is so, so lovely; I think I especially liked that there is also some TARDIS/companion love in there. I am so full of warm fuzzies now.
actiaslunaris: Galileo - Yukawa Manabu browsing on a computer (look to the distance)

[personal profile] actiaslunaris 2011-06-02 02:46 pm (UTC)(link)
Loved every minute of it, but especially how the perspective of the TARDIS comes through.
emei: (amelia pond [doctor who])

[personal profile] emei 2011-06-02 02:51 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, oh my heart. I've loved this song so much for so long, and I never would have thought of this, but it's the loveliest Doctor/TARDIS set to it, and it works so well. Just oh.
calvinahobbes: Calvin holding a cardboard tv-shape up in front of himself (doctor tardis)

[personal profile] calvinahobbes 2011-06-02 02:56 pm (UTC)(link)
I was so excited to see this crop up! And then you just... IDK, I think I whimpered "Oh my god" around the 1-minute mark (first shot of Idris) and then I couldn't stop saying it. The things you've done here with matching the lyrics to the images are absolutely amazing!

I love the Jesus-section -- it is so perfect for the Doctor -- and I adore the companions as drowning men. And broken!Nine, so perfect! And then, when you match "the river" to the shot of the TARDIS graveyard -- shivers. I like how you close it with the 604 section, after straying so far back in the story, bringing us back around to the present moment. Um, yeah.

Doctor/TARDIS 4evah!!!
mresundance: (Doctor Who - Starry Starry Night)

[personal profile] mresundance 2011-06-02 03:19 pm (UTC)(link)
This is so elegant and full of emotion and intelligence. I love you how you weave all these stories together into a coherent whole, drifting from one aspect to the next. It has a lovely, dreamy, lovestruck quality to it. The whole thing is pitch-perfect and just stunning. I can't stop watching it. And the song choice is absolutely gorgeous. :D
selenak: (Tardis - Hellopinkie)

[personal profile] selenak 2011-06-02 03:43 pm (UTC)(link)
That is so beautiful. Fantastic vid!
carolstime: (Default)

[personal profile] carolstime 2011-06-02 03:45 pm (UTC)(link)
I LOVED IT. It's brilliant and beautiful and perfect in every piece ♥ The song seems to be made for them, it fits the story perfectly. Also, I adore how you manage to achieve such an amazing effect without actually using many effects.
<3
ljc: (Default)

[personal profile] ljc 2011-06-02 04:02 pm (UTC)(link)
This is just stunningly, heart-breakingly lovely. Thank you so much for making it! Perfect song choice, and I love how you wove in the entire series and all the Doctors.
shinyjenni: The TARDIS; text reads "blue box" (blue box)

[personal profile] shinyjenni 2011-06-02 04:12 pm (UTC)(link)
This is amazingly beautiful. It's so full of wonder and yearning and love. ♥
tree_and_leaf: Isolated tree in leaf, against blue sky. (Default)

[personal profile] tree_and_leaf 2011-06-02 04:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh my word, this is magnificent - tender and sad and magical and a little bit mad. Just like the Doctor's relationship with the TARDIS.
recessional: a small blue-paisley teapot with a blue mug (Default)

[personal profile] recessional 2011-06-02 04:46 pm (UTC)(link)
The "our lady of the harbour" bit was just perfect. (I love that shot so much. So amazing, so scary, is the TARDIS.)
cobweb_diamond: (Default)

[personal profile] cobweb_diamond 2011-06-02 04:53 pm (UTC)(link)
This vid is so, so lovely. I teared up for sure. Doctor/TARDIS is such a beautiful love story!
elisi: (Busy by famira)

[personal profile] elisi 2011-06-02 04:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh beautiful. I draw hearts around everything! ♥
kouredios: Idris in foreground, the Doctor in back, text = "Mad woman with a Doctor." (DW!Madwoman)

[personal profile] kouredios 2011-06-02 05:38 pm (UTC)(link)
So. Very. Gorgeous.

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