Transcript – A Beautiful Rose

Transcription by Cleve Wiese

Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata” begins playing

00:01
The text “A Beautiful Rose” appears at the center of the screen on a black background.

00:05—00:10
A large pink rose and two smaller pink roses bloom in reverse – i.e., the blooms get smaller as time passes.

00:10-00:13
The text “A JMP Production” appears in a cursive font at the center of the screen on a black background.

00:14-00:19
The pink roses continue to bloom in reverse.

00:20
The text “On a normal day…” appears at the center of the screen on a black background.

00:23
The text “…you pick your target” appears on the screen.

00:26
The text “You move in fast” appears.

00:28
The text “A ghost” appears.

00:30-00:38
Static images appear in quick succession: First of a door, then of the door handle, then of a hand reaching out to open the door, then of the open door.

00:40
The text “You ran…” appears at the center of the screen on a black background.

00:43-1:05
A succession of static images of an empty pair of men’s leather dress shoes appears. The shoes first appear on the doorstep, then walking into the foyer, then ascending a carpeted flight of stairs, then walking along a hallway, then turning to enter a door.

01:06
The text “came to the door…” appears at the center of the screen on a black background.

01:09
A close-up image of a cracked doorway appears.

01:11
The text “BARGED in…” appears at the center of the screen on a black background.

01:14-1:29
Another succession of static images of the shoes appears: The shoes enter a bathroom, walk across two bath mats, pass a toilet, and come to a stop in front of a bathtub with a closed shower curtain.

01:30-01:35
A close-up, static image of the shower curtain appears; this image suddenly turns yellow and is pulled back as the screen fades to black.

01:35
The text “you…” appears at the center of the screen on a black background.

01:39
The text “silenced me…” appears at the center of the screen on a black background.

01:42
A static image appears of a young boy with duct tape covering his mouth. Only his head and neck are visible; the bottom half of the frame is solid white.

01:45
The text “blinded me…” appears at the center of the screen on a black background.

01:47
A similar image of the boy appears, but this time with both his mouth and eyes covered in duct tape.

01:50
The text “deafened me…” appears at the center of the screen on a black background.

01:53
Another similar but blanched-out image of the same boy, but this time he is covering his ears with his hands.

01:56
The text “…you raped me.” appears at the center of the screen on a black background.

01:59
The text “and left me naked.” appears at the center of the screen on a black background.

02:03
The text “Exposed.” appears at the center of the screen on a black background.

02:05
The text “Bare.” appears at the center of the screen on a black background.

02:09
The text “This is what you do to me…” appears at the center of the screen on a black background.

02:12
The text “when you mutter under your breath…” appears at the center of the screen on a black background.

02:16
The text “closeted” appears at the center of the screen on a black background.

02:19
The text “degenerate” appears at the center of the screen on a black background.

02:22
The text “that’s gay” appears at the center of the screen on a black background.

02:24
The text “fag.” appears at the center of the screen on a black background.

02:26
The text “You treat me as an object.” appears at the center of the screen on a black background.

02:30
The text “You make me invisible.” appears at the center of the screen on a black background.

02:32
The text “You make me.” appears at the center of the screen on a black background.

2:35
The text “This is the rose you create…” appears at the center of the screen on a black background.

02:37-02:47
A video shows a rose blooming in reverse – from a full flower into a nascent bud into a green pod. The screen fades to black.

02:48
The text “Will you continue to make me the object of hate…” appears at the center of the screen on a black background.

02:51
The text “with your cruel words?” appears at the center of the screen on a black background.

02:54
The text “Or…” appears at the center of the screen on a black background.

02:56-03:01
Video of three roses blooming together. The screen Fades to white, then to black.

03:02
The following text scrolls from the bottom to the top of the screen: “Special thanks to rulivede from youtube for the rose clip & Ludvig van Beethoven for the moonlight sonata.”