Text: I Wander Lonely As a Cloud
Task: Comment the video
The video is about 6 minutes long. It shows a girl "wandering" in the countryside, and then "recollecting" her emotion after a period of time. The atmosphere is very sad, thanks both to images (mainly black-and-white, in colour when the emotion is recollected) and to music. It seems to be autumn, or early spring, because there are no leaves on the trees.Therefore the setting is very important: it includes a desolate nature, with a lake and some trees. The solitude of the poet is expressed in many ways: the girl is the only person in the video, music is produced only by a guitar solo, and there is a strong clash between Nature and human being produced by images. Daffodils are shown moving in the breeze, in small groups: in effect they are not alone. The idea of inner emotion is conveyed by the producer through devices such as foregrounds on the girl's face and visions through her eyes.