Music Video Weekends: Queen – Sail Away Sweet Sister

Sail Away Sweet Sister Cover

Music Video Concept/Script

By

Rico Lamoureux

Song

By

Queen

All Rights Reserved

 

FADE IN:

SERIES OF QUICK 8mm HOME VIDEO STYLE SHOTS:

Brian, 12 years old, spins round ‘n round on a merry-go-round with his 4-year-old sister in a park.

The two play tea time together.

16-year-old Brian brushes his 8-year-old sister’s hair.

MATCH CUT:

PRESENT DAY

Brian’s little sister, now 16 and dressing the part, brushes her own hair while looking at her makeup covered face in a bathroom mirror. (Camera Falling Back)

LYRICS

Hey little babe you’re changing
Babe are you feeling sore?
It ain’t no use in pretending
You don’t wanna play no more

Camera Comes To Rest In A Wide, Bringing Older Brother Brian Into Frame As He Stands Against The Wall Outside The Bathroom/Outside His Sister’s View.

LYRICS

(Brian Singing)

It’s plain that you ain’t no baby
What would your mother say?

Lil’ sis comes running out of the bathroom and gives big brother a kiss on the cheek a she heads out…

LYRICS

(Brian Singing)

You’re all dressed up like a lady
How come you behave this way?

Over The Shoulder Of Brian As We Watch Our Innocent Teen Hop Into A Car Of A Bad Boy With Bad Intentions.

LYRICS

(Brian Singing)

Sail away sweet sister
Sail across the sea

EXT. PLATFORM OF WOOD IN THE MIDDLE OF A LAKE – DAY

Brian fronts Queen as they PERFORM out in the middle of a lake…

LYRICS

(Brian Singing)

Maybe you’ll find somebody
To love you half as much as me

Back at the window of the house, a heartbroken Brian SINGS OUT as his sweet sister sails away…

LYRICS

(Brian Singing)

My heart is always with you
No matter what you do

Performance on the lake…

LYRICS

(Brian Singing)

Sail away sweet sister
I’ll always be in love with you

DISSOLVE TO:

EXT. MAKE-OUT MOUNTAIN – NIGHT

From The Outside Of A Car Window bad boy is puttin’ the moves on our sweet innocent… (Crane Up)

Continuing With The Crane Movement We Pass Over The Hood Of Bad Boy’s Car And Over To A Hidden One, Tucked Away In The Shadows Of The Night…

Pushing In Through The Windshield We Discover Brian Behind The Wheel, head atop the steering wheel, thumb stroking a bullet.

LYRICS

(Brian Singing)

Forgive me for what I told you
My heart makes a fool of me
You know that I’ll never hold you
I know that you gotta be free

Yeah

Atop the water…

LYRICS

(Brian Singing)

Sail away sweet sister
Sail across the sea
Maybe you’ll find somebody
To love you half as much as me
Take it the way you want it
But when they let you down my friend
Sail away sweet sister
Back to my arms again

EXT. MAKE-OUT MOUNTAIN – CONTINOUS

ECU, Brian’s hand tightly grips the handle of his car door… (Camera Fall’s Back)

LYRICS

Hot child don’t you know you’re young
You got your whole life ahead of you?

ECU Of His Face Is Brought Into Frame, the emotion tearin’ him up.

LYRICS

(Brian Singing)

And you can throw it away too soon

He turns to open the door…

LYRICS

(Brian Singing)

Way too soon

And shoots out of the car IN SYNC WITH THE MUSIC.

DURING INSTRUMENTAL SECTION…

Covered in the chaos of anger and pain wipes away tears with the back of a gun-filled hand as he makes his way over to bad boy’s car…

Flings the door open…

And takes aim at the rebel, who now cowers in fear.

Shocked, little sister yells out to B-R-I-A-N, but it’s too late as he pulls the trigger, resulting in instant spatter across his face…

Breaking down as he leaves the car Brian falls down to his knees, his sister in hysterics coming after him…

He puts the barrel of the gun to his mouth, pulls back its hammer…

In Slo-Mo his sweet sis rushes to stop him…

ECU, the trigger is pulled…

And We Instantly go to black.

EXT. PLATFORM IN MIDDLE OF LAKE – DAY

ECU, a box of ashes are open…

LYRICS

Sail away sweet sister
Sail across the sea

ECU, sweet sister, now a young adult, looks down at the remains of her older brother.

LYRICS

Maybe you’ll find somebody’s
Gonna love you half as much as me

And proceeds to pour him over the lake.

LYRICS

My heart is always with you
No matter what you do
Sail away sweet sister
I’ll always be in love with you

Some of the ashes on the surface of the lake have form into Brian’s image.

With A Slow Crane Up And Out We Rise Above Sweet Sister…

And The Wide Lake Her Brother Has Now Become A Part Of,

Until…

FADE OUT:

Take a listen to the song!

(Whatdya think?)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQxXgmnS_yM

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