such_heights: head!six head tilt (bsg: number six [are you alive?])
Amy ([personal profile] such_heights) wrote2010-12-21 05:12 pm

VID: Temple of Love (Battlestar Galactica)

Temple of Love
by [personal profile] such_heights
fandom: Battlestar Galactica
music: Temple of Love - Sisters of Mercy
content notes: rapid gunfire and bright explosions
summary: With a gun for a lover and a shot for the pain at hand.
download: 30MB .avi @mediafire | subtitle .srt
notes: thanks to [personal profile] beccatoria and [personal profile] avendya for the beta! made for [personal profile] enigel as part of the [community profile] ao3vidders auction. Spoilers through the end of season three.

stream with subtitles

stream without subtitles:

password: temple

Temple of Love from such heights on Vimeo.


With the fire from the fireworks up above me
With a gun for a lover and a shot for the pain at hand
You run for cover in the temple of love
You run for another but still the same
For the wind will blow my name across this land

And the devil in the black dress watches over
My guardian angel walks away
Life is short and love is always over in the morning
Black wind come carry me far away

With the sunlight died and the night above me
With a gun for a lover and a shot for the pain inside
You run for cover in the temple of love
You run for another it's all the same
For the wind will blow and throw your walls aside

With the fire from the fireworks up above
With a gun for a lover and a shot for the pain
You run for cover in the temple of love
I shine like thunder cry like rain
And the temple of love grows old and strong
But the wind blows stronger cold and long
And the temple of love will fall before
This black wind calls my name to you no more

In the black sky thunder sweeping underground and over water
Sounds of crying weeping
Will not save your faith for bricks and dreams for mortar
All your prayers must seem as nothing
Ninety-six below the wave
When stone is dust and only air remains

In the temple of love
Shine like thunder
In the temple of love
Cry like rain
In the temple of love
Hear the calling
And the temple of love is falling down

Temple of love
Temple of love
amalnahurriyeh: BSG: Arm and shoulder of Kara Thrace from behind, showing her tattoo.  Text reads "kara." (kara tattoo)

[personal profile] amalnahurriyeh 2010-12-21 09:04 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, this is lovely. The music's momentum really works, and the images you choose are great. Also, KARA THRACE KICKING THINGS FUCK YEAH. Ahem.
fly_to_dawn: (Default)

[personal profile] fly_to_dawn 2010-12-22 06:23 am (UTC)(link)
Oh wow, I actually haven't seen much of BSG but this vid is epic!
giandujakiss: (Default)

[personal profile] giandujakiss 2010-12-22 11:40 am (UTC)(link)
That was absolutely gorgeous. I loved your use of overlays - restrained but beautiful.
beccatoria: (Default)

[personal profile] beccatoria 2010-12-22 12:13 pm (UTC)(link)
As you already know, I have ridiculous affection for this song, but seeing it to BSG makes it almost new again. I love the slow way you focus on quieter moments, big landscapes, the less vidded shots. The "Temple of Love" becomes the entire universe which is both epic and quiet at the same time; mythological locations were always such a big part of BSG for a show that was shipbound 90% of the time. Anyway, you give a sense of how small the characters are in the vastness of their universe.
boomqueen: (BSG - Boom Queen - Kara at triad)

[personal profile] boomqueen 2010-12-23 05:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Squeeeeee! I adore this song to itty bitty pieces (Ofra Haza's vocals give me goosebumps), and you MADE A BSG VID WITH IT, thereby causing my heart to explode with joy. It's such a gorgeous vid too. The relationships, the mytharcs, the epicness of the entire span of the show--all beautifully done. I particularly love the final four section.
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[personal profile] hollywoodgrrl 2010-12-26 04:20 am (UTC)(link)
So awesome! Man I miss this show. Siiigh.
enigel: Kara Thrace and Sam Anders laughing drunkenly (BSG Kara/Anders)


[personal profile] enigel 2010-12-26 11:21 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you so much! This is everything I hoped for and more - the epic feeling of the show, the characters' struggles, the greater picture - more or less just what I babbled at you in emails. *g*

The whole flow was fantastic, but there were a couple of sequences that stood out - Six as the "devil in a black dress", Starbuck kicking the punching bag, Anders/Starbuck when she leaves Caprica.

I'm going to rewatch it a lot. :)
lyras: (BSG starbuck/cigar OTP)

[personal profile] lyras 2011-01-04 03:22 am (UTC)(link)
Aaah, I love this! So frenetic, and yet beautifully put together.

And the ending - who'd have thought one single expression would have me blinking away tears?

Really effective!
gorgeousnerd: Christina Hendricks, smiling, with shoulder-length red hair and a black strapless dress. (Christina Hendricks.)

[personal profile] gorgeousnerd 2011-01-14 01:57 am (UTC)(link)
I meant to watch this much sooner than now, and I'm now I'm kicking myself for not doing it because OMG LOVE. It has a very different feel than your usual vid (or that's how it seemed to me, anyway), and I ended up mesmerized! I'll have to rewatch this a few times so I can get the whole feel of it, but in the meantime, it was amazing!
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[identity profile] 2011-03-03 09:36 pm (UTC)(link)
This was completely awesome! I don't know how I've only now stumbled upon this, but it definitely made my day :)

echan: Kaworu Nagisa from Evangelion (Default)

[personal profile] echan 2011-08-07 11:33 pm (UTC)(link)
This was a great vid. I liked the evolution of the story, how the 'temple' kept changing meaning. It made me want to pick BSG back up and finish the series.