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Music Video Vault: Becoming Jane – Once Upon a December

Music Video Vault: Becoming Jane – Once Upon a December

You may have noticed that it’s been a little more quiet lately than usual here at The Silver Petticoat Review. Well, we’ve all been a little bit swamped, but everything will pick up soon with more reviews, articles, music videos and more. Till then, I thought I’d share an old video that Autumn and I made years ago. In fact, it was about 7 years ago. So this video goes really far back, back to the beginning of when Autumn and I decided to tackle video editing. Now, perhaps we’d make a few changes here and there to the video, but overall we’re still happy with it, especially with this being one of our first videos. Anyway, we thought we’d share this old favorite centered on the love story between Jane Austen and Tom Lefroy.


Becoming Jane starring James McAvoy and Anne Hathaway. Photo: Miramax

Becoming Jane starring James McAvoy and Anne Hathaway.
Photo: Miramax

Video Description:

This is a transformative video with a magical, music box type quality to it. The story of the video is about Tom Lefroy and Jane Austen and the memory of their romance, focusing mostly on the dance.

Video Edited by Amber and Autumn

Movie: Becoming Jane

Song: Once Upon a December from Anastasia (as sung by Liz Callaway)


Jane Austen: Anne Hathaway

Tom Lefroy: James McAvoy



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  1. WaterlilySan

    Lovely video. That’s one of my favorite period movies. And not just because I’m a fan of James McAvoy.

    • Amber Topping

      Thank you! Yeah, it’s one of my favorite period films as well. There’s just something about it.

  2. Brittany Kelley

    This is so perfect! The song fits the mood of the video so well. At first, it reminded me of the ballroom scene in Labyrinth.

    • Amber Topping

      Thank you! We felt this song would give the video a melancholy, music box type feel fitting to the story. It’s been a while since I’ve seen Labyrinth but I can see what you mean. 🙂


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