- Member: tabristhefree
- Title: Clementine
- Premiered: 2009-07-19
- Tex Ritter Do Not Forsake Me (High Noon)
This is not the first AMV I've made,* but it is the first I've felt at all comfortable uploading here. I'd feel more comfortable if I had had better footage, but I wanted to rip it as fast as I could, so I could get to work on it. The song had come on my ipod shuffle on the bus home from work, and (I have an hour and a half commute) I sketched out what scenes I wanted for what parts of the song in the margins of my paper. I got home, ripped the footage, and after a quick nap, just sat down and started working on it. Eight or ten hours of work later, I had what I've got here. It's far from great, but it's also far enough from terrible that I feel safe thinking that people might want to watch it.
Now, on to the video itself. As I mentioned, I wanted to make a song to Tex Ritter's Do Not Forsake Me, which is better known as "that song from High Noon." I ruled out other series that might have been good for various reasons: Bokura no for issues of raw availability and lack of a suitable darling, Code Geass because I'm saving my Geass vid virginity for a Vera Lynn AMV, and Naruto because I didn't really feel like making a BL video. So this left me with Cowboy Bebop, which I think works pretty well.
I feel like I should probably explain the plot of the song for those unfamiliar with it. By the plot of the song, I of course really mean the plot of High Noon, which is one of the finest, if not the single finest, films of all time. It's fairly straightforward, really. Frank Miller, a pardoned criminal, is coming to town to wreak havoc, and Will Kane, who was supposed to be retiring as sheriff this very day to leave with his bride, must try to find people to help fight him before he arrives on the noon train. This doesn't sit too well with his quaker bride. But he must be a man, and face Frank Miller. So, what I'm trying to say is that this isn't a song of violence against comic book writers, no matter how terrible All-Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder is.
Other than that, I don't really have anything to say except that I hope you enjoy the video, and that should you fail to enjoy it I am sorry for wasting three minutes of your time.