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— Joss Whedon - OMWF DVD Commentary Transcript (via band-candy)
[Re: “Standing”] This song: I knew Tony was going to have the saddest ballad. I knew where he was, and I knew he was going to give me the huge pipes. And the song really was… it was a lot of fun to write, but it was putting it together visually that made me understand what was special about it. The fact is, he’s singing about wanting to protect her. He’s singing about, you know, it’s every parent’s dilemma. “I want to take care of you, but eventually I have to teach you to take care of yourself.”
And for him to be doing this, to be singing about wanting to protect her, while he’s throwing knives at her head is the kind of complete turn-around that is, I think, a staple of the ‘Buffy’ universe. And it’s what I really love about living in it. And then this was one where I also visually knew what I was going to do early on. That I was going to go to the extreme slo-mo. Put Sarah in extreme slow motion and have Tony move around her in regular time. It, to me, works to separate them, to make him more lonely; and is dramatically sort of exciting visually.