Music Video of the Day: Criminal by Fiona Apple (1997, dir by Mark Romanek)


Today’s music video of the day is Fiona Apple’s Criminal!

I can actually remember the first time that I saw this video.  I was 11 years old and I was like, “So, that’s what you do when you’re a teenager!”  I subsequently had so much fun as a teenager that I kept having fun even after I grew up.  So, I guess it can be argued that this video amounts to 4 minutes that basically determined the rest of my life…

Criminal was directed by Mark Romanek and he has said that he wanted to capture a sense of voyeurism with this video.  He certainly accomplished that.  Fiona Apple has said that Criminal is about “feeling bad for getting something so easily by using your sexuality.”  Myself, I think people tend to pay so much attention to the fact that Fiona’s in her underwear for most of the clip that they miss the video’s rather sly sense of humor.

Here’s Criminal.  Enjoy!

3 responses to “Music Video of the Day: Criminal by Fiona Apple (1997, dir by Mark Romanek)

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