As it turns out, this video was released prior to The Singing Detective. Oops.
Starring: Tori Amos, Adrien Brody
Songwriter: Tori Amos
From the album: Scarlet’s Walk
Video director: Sanji
Overall score: 6/10
Brody score: 6.5/10
What can I say about this music video (or short film, if you prefer Michael Jackson’s terminology)? It’s “weird” on first viewing, but once you see it all and re-watch, it is much more effective. And touching.
Tori Amos is a (very lovely) head on a leg, Adrien Brody is a (very lovely) head on an arm. They meet and get all “love at first sight” with each other. He hurts her feelings and she flees. They reunite on a beach. They kiss. Both sprout more limbs and become fully human.
My opinion is that it’s meant to be a quite literal interpretation of the phrase “you complete me.” It’s artsy, and kind of sweet… in a creepy sort of way.
Take a look for yourselves:
This video (with some bonus features) is actually available on DVD, in case you’d like to own it (you know I do).