SlantMagazine.com placed Tori's Spark video at #9 in their 100 Greatest Videos! Thanks to Adam Connie and Sal Cinquemani for first telling me about this. Here is what they posted online about the video:
Tori Amos "Spark" (James Brown)
"'Spark' is about a girl having a really bad day," Tori Amos says in the "Tori Stories" promotional booklet which accompanied her 1998 album From The Choirgirl Hotel. But the video is much more than that. Amos's musical images are potent and rarely sufficiently enhanced by the music video format, but "Spark" is a beautiful exception. Amos plays a blindfolded kidnap victim who squirms her way out of her captor's car trunk and must trust her instincts to guide her through a dense forest. Her character tiptoes her way toward a river's edge, submerging--and subsequently unshackling--herself beneath the murky water. Of the two supposed "angels" who drive by slowly and subsequently abandon her, Amos says quite matter-of-factly, "When the wolf is at your door, there is no insurance."