Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Our esteemed colleague and member of alt-rock group Cutting Room Floor, Luke Sweet tipped me off to the film/soundtrack Once and after watching it, well...once, I'm quite taken with it.
I was reluctant at first because it's most certainly a romantic tale and in some ways a "chick flick". The story is cool however, and the lack of a large budget ($160,000) gives the film a certain charm found to be lacking in the bright lights and gloss of Hollywood.
The songs were all composed and performed by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová. Hansard is the founding member and frontman of the popular Irish rock band The Frames and both had collaborated previously.
The track, "Falling Slowly" won the 2007 Academy Award for Best Original Song and it's just tremendous, thus explaining the embedded file below.