Passion’s Mantra

For this week’s Mash-Up, this one is going back away: a long way! Well, okay, perhaps it wasn’t all that long ago (maybe about 5-6 years ago). But anyway, this was a great find and again, it was one that I had in my collection and had forgotten about. I’ve seen images taken from this early scene with Tim Hamilton and Luke Hamill, as the opening scene for Undressed Rehearsals Part One (2007), yet at the time I wasn’t sure where the scene came from but I was aching to see it. After what seemed like months of searching and re-search, I found it and it was truly one of Bel Ami’s classic scenes.


What I loved about it, and still do, is not only the sensuality and sexiness of these two great guys: Tim at the height of his career and Luke in his very early days was the beautiful set design for their tryst. The Asian motif was quite apparent: a room of red and gold and those lovely Buddha statuettes of various designs; it only added to the serene atmosphere, even if the action displayed was anything but serene.


Tim I’ve loved from the very first scene I saw of him with Marcel Bouvier in Flings (2000).  Oh, and gorgeous, sexy Luke: I ‘met’ him when I first joined last year and was introduced through all his scenes. He’s a lovely male Amazonian love god using his body to his most sensuous and erotic advantage.  When you’re caught in this spider’s web, you’re not going to be in any great hurry to leave: he’ll see to that. 🙂 

More and more as I would watch these scenes I would definitely notice all the little things, aside from all the beautiful boys. And it would be those things that would help, at times, to clue me in on song ideas for my edits.  For this scene I wanted to try something a little different. I’ve used a few songs from the duo Dead Can Dance before and it would seem that their music lent itself quite well to those instances where nothing ordinary for a scene was going to work. This represented one of those times. Their music has always had a flare for the exotic and that was the tonal atmosphere I was trying for with this. The first time I heard DCD’s song, The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove from their album Into the Labyrinth (1993), I knew I wanted to use it at some point so I had kept it in reserve for a time. When I saw this scene, I knew it would be a great fit. I’m really hoping you all will agree.

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Music clip: The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove, Dead Can Dance, taken from their album, Into the Labyrinth (1993), 4AD. Music clips remain the sole property of their copyright holders and no infringement is intended.