Monday, February 18, 2008

Once

I saw the movie Once last night and found it to be touchingly, tenderly brilliant! It stars the singer Glen Hansard from the excellent Irish band the Frames and Markéta Irglová plays his love interest...?, muse? Both are actually musicians rather than actors and this adds to the very realistic approach of the movie. I liked the music so well, (It's really what makes this film so wonderful) that I want to go out and buy the soundtrack! Musically, it's raw and powerful! Look forward to me posting some clips from the film and music from the Frames. Mr. Hansard belts out his songs in this film so passionately at times you think he might explode with emotion! I suspect he is a tremendous live performer. He is a busker of the first order! I highly recommend the movie, but be forewarned, the F-word is pervasive.

1 comment:

Zach said...

Cool.

Never heard of it, but it will be on my list. I just rented a couple of old Astaire films that are really great! Sometimes you just can't beat the old classics. I've never seen someone who can do it all like him. He can sing, dance, act, and play piano all at the same time, and in one take!

I'll definitely be on the lookout for "Once". Where did you get it?