Joined: Nov. 2000
||Posted: June 26 2010, 20:19
I think this video is one of the most lovely and memorable I've ever been. The serious faces, the strange fast movements and gestures, and the inexpressive anger of the characters when they exclaim 'Crime of Passion!' acting like toys makes it the most tender and sweethearted of all Mike's videos, probably together with 'Wonderful land' in which he appears with a very very young Molly Oldfield.
Shame Barry Palmer didn't like it but I really prefer him sat down on that one, and he plays his character perfectly. Mike looks like a child, half focused and half really far away from there, with all the madness a genius has.
I have never got tired of watching that video, since the first time I saw it, at a frind's house, being 10 years old and finding out that amazingly Mike Oldfield was not the redheaded female singer of 'Moonlight Shadow' as I had thought, but the ugly guy with white trousers that also appeared on that other video!!!
The most precious thing I possess, is knowing the answer's yes