Florence + The Machine 'Delilah' by Vincent Haycock
Florence Welch faces her final demons - as well as an actual demon - in this intense video for Delilah, chapter six of the How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful odyssey by Vincent Haycock.
It follows What Kind Of Man, St. Jude, Ship To Wreck, Queen of Peace and Long & Lost, and sees a Florence at the epicentre of spiritual chaos, playing out with expected dramatic furor in a filmically drab motel.
The video starts out with a scene in the motel's reception as Florence listens to a preacher's counsel concerning her loss of faith. Soon after, she enters a vortex of religious symbolism, characterised by painterly compositions reminiscent of baroque paintings alongside sequences of what appear to be cult members in writhing prayer.
The video mirrors elements we've seen previously, such as the confrontational mob, the frenzied dance sequences and doubled Florences. However, Delilah is also full of thrilling and unexpected imagery such as a nightmarish vision of a demon looming over her sleep - inspired by gothic masterpiece The Nightmare – and the unveiling of Florence's double as someone else, someone who is not really her.
|Production designer||Jay Hougaard|
|Executive Producer||Mary Ann Marino|
|Head Of Production||Anne Bobroff|
|Service Producer||Alex Fisch|
|Line Producer||Courtney Davies|
|Director of Photography||Steve Annis|
|Camera operator||Brian Freesh|
|1st AC||Robby Hart|
|2nd AC||Cristy “Neo” Arboleda|
|Production Supervisor||Jeremy Hartman|
|1st AD||Kenny Taylor|
|2nd AD||Matt Thomas|
|Key Grip||Chris Bauer|
|Executive Producer||Jackie Kelman Bisbee|
|Art Coordinator||Nicolas Kelley|
|Costume designer||Natasha Newman Thomas|
|Make-up (Artist)||Lisa Aharon|
|Make-up (Cast)||Veronica Lane|
|Hair (Cast)||Bailey Bute|
|Sound Mix||Tom Paolantonio|
|Casting director||Michael Beaudry|
|Executive Producer||Bob Brimson|
|Other credits||Asst. Production Supervisor: Whitney Conroy Asst. Costume Designer: Lisa Madonna VTR: Matt Hillyer Florence Welch Double: Deena Thompson Dancers: Comfort, Patrick Ellis, Christopher Lewis, A'Drey Vinogradov, Ryan Spencer, Franchesca Bass, Jermaine Johnson Demon: Mark Munoz Hero Male: Allen Kepler Hotel Manager: George Woods Baraque Religious: Shey Lyn Zanotti Male: Richie Stephens Gangster: Deandre Jackson Religious Girl: Sydney Carter Religious Icon: Tara Parker Religious: Kai Cofer, Michael Caponer Dante: Hugo Bianqui|
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