Sam Winchester - A Video Anthology

So, here as promised is the anthology of Sam clips! 

I confess my collection of videos for the younger Winchester was not as extensive so I have recently been on a search for clips. I must apologise now as although I have found many, most are very sad and moving,  I have also found a few shallow ones  but remembering the reaction to the `workout scene` at the beginning of `The Third Man` I am guessing there will be few objections to me including  a couple of these here too.  
This first video is a very recent find. I have always been a big Springsteen Fan, especially of his early work.  I cannot believe I never thought of this track before in relation to Sam as it is so perfect. This is indeed one of the more heartbreaking ones on the list, the vidder is Reely and they use the track `Streets of Philadelphia`, the video is called `Unrecognizable to Myself.'

It will come as no surprise that I am going to include a Mumford and Sons track. I think after Loki`s wonderful `I gave you all` this is the best use of their music in relation to Supernatural. Their track `Little Lion Man` works so well with Sam`s story, in fact I always think of it as `The Sam Song`. There are a few videos using this track but this one by BurntOutYesterdays is still my favourite.

Talking about Loki, here is the first of 2 of her videos I want to include, as always her editing is stunning. She has set this clip to a lovely piece of music called `Lost Song` by Olafur Arnalds .  She has entitled the video `I Promise'.

I did say there would have to be some shallowness included to relieve all this angst and I think this one qualifies.  The video is made by debstersky and if nothing else it is a good sing-a-long version of  `Can`t take me eyes off you`  by Morten Harket, the clip is called `You`re just too good to be true, Sam Winchester!!!`

This was one of the first `Sam` clips I ever saw and it is still one of my favourites. It uses images from the first 4 seasons but predominantly early pictures. There is no doubt both Winchesters have changed greatly since we first met them, when I hear the title of this clip I always want to add - `He still is!!!`.  The video was made by nikkisg1 and uses a beautiful song by Keane `He used to be a lovely boy`.

This next clip is a new find but I am so glad I discovered it! The vidder is 1semar and it features a track by `Poets of the Fall`. I only became familiar with their work through SPN videos on You Tube and they will feature in future collections I am sure. One of their tracks, `Where do we draw the line`, has been used a few times, I also love one I discovered recently called `Given and denied`. This track is called `War` and in their description of their work they say it is about Souless Sams` memories of his life with his brother. I just think these lyrics are so well suited to our show -

Do you remember standing on a broken field
White crippled wings beating the sky
The harbingers of war with their nature revealed
And our chances flowing by
If I can let the memory heal
I will remember you with me on that field
When I thought that I fought this war alone
You were there by my side on the frontline
When I thought that I fought without a cause
You gave me a reason to try
Turn the page I need to see something new
For now my innocence is torn
We cannot linger on this stunted view
Like rabid dogs of war
I will let the memory heal
I will remember you with me on that field
When I thought that I fought this war alone
You were there by my side on the frontline
And we fought to believe the impossible 
When I thought that I fought this war alone
We were one with our destinies entwined
When I thought that I fought without a cause
You gave me the reason why
With no-one wearing their real face
It's a whiteout of emotion
And I've only got my brittle bones to break the fall
When the love in letters fade
It's like moving in slow motion
And we're already too late if we arrive at all
And then we're caught up in the arms race
An involuntary addiction
And we're shedding every value our mothers taught
So will you please show me your real face
Draw the line in the horizon
Cos I only need your name to call the reasons why I fought
When I thought that I fought this war alone...
Here is the video, It is called Sam says.. 

This video is by ash4897 and I will just put here the description she gives for her work: 
"This is an extremely serious video. Shut up. It is."  I just love the end of this one!

With the next track I intend to break one of my own rules and use more than one video to illustrate it. It is Skillets `The thirst is taking over`, a great track and one very suitable for Sam`s journey. The first example uses just part of the song but the editing is so good I could not bring myself to omit it, it is by CamCazzy and is called `The Thirst'.

The second version uses the whole song and is by seg1014 their version is `Sam Winchester`s Thirst`.

The only fault with this next video is that it is far too short! It`s another very recent one using images from `The Man Who Knew Too Much` and is a moving tribute to the brothers dedication to each other. The lyric of the track `I Will Be` by Stanfour is perfect for this episode. 

All non UK residents might need subtitles for this one! It features a track called `Mardy Bum` by The Arctic Monkeys, a band from a few miles away from where I live (actually some people outside Yorkshire might need subtitles too) . The video is really a tribute to the `Mighty Bitchface` although there are quite a few of the various patented `Winchester Faces` included. `It is called `Ode to a Bitchface`,  it`s by monkiedude. I think this is hilarious, I just love Dean`s expression `I`m in trouble again, aren`t I`? How many times have we seen that face.

Another short clip but, a powerful one, featuring beautiful images set to a beautiful song, `Human` by Civil Twilight the vidder is thewinchestergospel.

This video is a tribute to Jared`s tour de force, `When the levee breaks. It`s a really moving one featuring a great track by Snow Patrol `What if the storm ends` it is another video by Reely and probably warrants a tissue warning.

With this one I am again breaking my own rules. For the first minute of this clip it has words in the middle of the screen, BUT I just love this version of this song and video so much I wanted to include it in the anthology. The song is Johnny Cash`s `Ring Of Fire`, which until I heard this, I never actually liked, this version is by Adam Lambert. The clip is edited by nat11223344 and the clip is called `Sam Winchesterbloodlust.'

These next couple of clips feature Season Four Sam. 

The first one demonstrates his frustration and reluctance to return to the role of `little brother` on Dean`s return from Hell.  It was created by littlecountrygirl1003 using a track by 3 Doors Down called `Let me be Myself`, maybe in hindsight this was not such a good idea!!!

I was a huge ER fan and this video features a track by Scott Grimes who played Dr. Archie Morris. I love this song. It fits both Winchester Brothers so well. There is another video using it,  well worth checking out, which is about both of them but this version by MlleSnOb concentrates on Sam, the song is called `Young and Wise` and the title of the clip is `Don`t forget who you are`. 

To borrow a phrase from a well known TV ad, this one `does what it says on the tin`. It is called Sam`s Story` and uses images from all seasons though mainly focusing on the later ones to illustrate Sam`s   journey. It`s a new song and band for me too, `Don`t fight it ` by The Panics, the vidder is CharliMill.

This is the second video by Loki in this collection and once again, like her others, it is just beautiful. It is called `Voices on the wind` and uses  music by the same musician as in the previous video, Olafur Arnalds, this piece is entitled `Raein`. Her editing is amazing.

I am including this one under duress against my better judgement,  but I did promise some gratuitous shallowness, think this qualifies! It`s a video called `If you seek Sammy` made by pearvodka using the track `If You Seek Amy` by Britany Spears, (I cannot believe I just typed that!!  I need to pray to the Gods of Rock for forgiveness) Anyway I hope all you Sam Girls appreciate my sacrifice- Enjoy! 

This is rapidly becoming a favourite mainly because of the track,  a wonderful song about innocence lost, it is `Seed` by Smeer, it uses a quote from St. Paul`s letter to the Corinthians and is just beautiful, but also very sad. The video is made by julz314 and I love the images she has chosen, perfect for illustrating this track. This makes me feel all maternal. I just want to wrap our little Sammy up, give him a hug and tell him it`s all going to be ok!  The video is called `When Sam became a man'. 

The last video is a wonderful tribute to Sam, using images  mainly from `The Man Who Knew Too Much`, it features the track, `Without You` by Breaking Benjamin and the lyrics focus on the theme of light running through the episode. The vidder is MulkEntertainment.

This one has to end the anthology as I know, if I did not include I would probably be ostracised by all Sam Girls.

Go ahead and worship! 



Tim the Enchanter
# Tim the Enchanter 2011-06-23 03:39
Jeez girl, I think I love you. Actually screw that, I know I love you!

It's going to be a happy few hours in my place today.

# Julie 2011-06-24 04:44
Tim, I am pleased to provide a happy few hours for you, hope you enjoyed yourself and found some new favourites! ;-)
Thank you Ju
# Deborah 2011-06-23 14:00
Julie, thanks so much for these. I'm still working my way through all the vids but the ones I've watched are wonderful. Both of the boys break my heart, but in different ways. Sammy has had so many things happen to him that were just out of his control, and then he made some bad choices but always, in my mind at least, for the right reasons.

I have a favorite Sam video that just makes me cry when it see it. I had to hunt it down as it doewn't seem to be at youtube any more. It's called Once by FatedCinderella .

Thanks again, Julie. I've loved all your articles.
# Julie 2011-06-24 04:56
Hi Deborah
Thank you so much for your kind comment and for posting this link. What an amazing video. I had not seen this before, such a shame it has been removed from You Tube. This rightly belongs in this collection, and yes, it brought tears to my eyes too. This song was so perfect for Sam and his story, I now need to investigate Caleb Kane`s music!
Got any more undiscovered gems like this?
Thanks again Ju
Veronica Bianchi
# Veronica Bianchi 2011-06-23 14:01
Thank you for this publication and these videos. They arrived at the right time. today because I needed this man. He lights up my day with your presence.
# Julie 2011-06-24 04:59
Hello Verowinchester
So glad we timed this right for you, I hope that even though there were many sad videos here Sam managed to cheer you up.
Keep your eyes open for the next collection that one should provide a few more laughs than this one ;-)
Thank you for commenting Ju
# Jasminka 2011-06-25 11:14
Oh my gosh, Julie, this is - truly a wonderful collection of vids.
And that you chose my fave Sam-picture is a wonderful gift.

Thank you so much for your efforts here. Some videos were not watchable for me (of course, what would we do without our conspiracies?), but those that were... ah, just wonderful.

I did need tissues. Perhaps you could provide them next time? To keep - to quote our sadly-missed librarian - Kleenex in business...?

Here's a tight hug coming your way! Jas
# Julie 2011-06-26 11:31
Thank You Jas,
I cant say I am suprised that you enjoyed these videos :-)
I just wish I knew which ones are subject to the `conspiricy` but I have no idea when I chose them, sorry!
As for the pic, was there any other I could have chosen? I know what you like as you know what I like!! ;-)
And Oh Yes we do still so miss the librarian
Btw all Hugz gratefully received
Love Ju
# Brynhild 2011-06-25 20:09
Really Sam's story is a tragic one, and he's the perfect tragic hero: a sad life history, a dark destiny before him, struggling in every way to escape or take some good from it, and a "fatal flaw" that pushes him inevitably toward that destiny. :cry:

These videos are so, so good (and sad and moving), thanks Julie! I would add some others that I found very poignant.

This is a Depache Mode song that's just perfect for Sam's life:

Linkin Park's "Numb" is a beautiful description of Sam's POV about his relationship with Dean along S4.

And this... this seems to be the perfect song for Sam after he became aware of his mistakes:
# Julie 2011-06-26 11:44
Hello Brynhild and thank you for adding your favourites here too. They were all great choices.
I have seen a few set to the Depeche Mode track, the one by Ash is also very good, it does seem to lend itself to this show very well. The video to the Linkin Park track was a new one on me and I really liked it, perfect lyric for Season 4 Sam. This Night is another track which has been put to very good use on You Tube, it is so atmospheric and I enjoyed the editing on this version of it. I want to include another version in an upcoming collection where it is used in a very different creepy way that that will freak some people out as it features our boys in less than cuddly roles :eek:
Thank you for your comment Ju
# Kayo 2011-06-25 23:44
Thanks for these! I love that Sam is a tragic hero. Ask me what my favorite episodes are, and I would say, "any one that has Sam tied up." ;-) The man suffers so beautifully. I have to admit, though, that if "Swan Song" was the actual end and he had been left in Hell, it would have been too much to bear. Fortunately, season 7.... :-)
# Julie 2011-06-26 11:48
Thanks for commmenting Kayo
You are right Sam does suffer beautifully but he has had a lot of practice. :-) I think we would have all been basket cases if the show had finished with Swan Song
Here`s looking forward to Season 7 Ju
# Kathie 2011-06-29 07:14
Thank you Julie for finding vids so I don't have to! I look forward to sitting down and watching all of them during the break between SPN seasons.
# Julie 2011-07-01 09:23
Hi Kathie
Believe me I am more than happy to `plough` through You Tube on your behalf looking at all the pics of our boys set to wonderful music, It`s a dirty job but someone has to do it ;-)
Thanks for commenting Ju
# isleofskye 2011-06-30 10:29
Dear Julie, I don't know if you will be checking this thread again but in case you do I just wanted to signal, if you haven't seen them already, videos by lucaszd88.
She is an Italian vidder and she manages to make the music and clips coinside perfectly.

My personal favourites for the moment are:
SPN That's why we like it so much
SPN Brothers
SPN This is war
SPN We're marching on

but she has many others more angsty if that's you poison!

I would advise you to watch the each video to the end as they tend to build as they play out.

One last video is:
Sam Winchester Summerboy by egg0721

and if you haven't yet seen it I double dare you to watch it without feeling a huge smile plastering across your face.

I would love to have your expert opinion, best regards
# Julie 2011-07-01 09:31
Hello again :-)
Thanks so much for adding these here. You are quite right she is very talented, I was familiar with her work and have quite a few of her videos on lists! HayleyJane also added a link for one, `Smile despite everything` to the first collection I posted here, `A picturesque wander through You Tube`, it also afforded me the chance to include my own favourite of lucasd88 too!! ;-)
As for the Sammy Summerboy, how could anyone watch that and not smile !!
# isleofskye 2011-07-01 12:11
Sorry butI hadn't browsed through all your articles! Thanks for taking the time to answer,best regards