Once ; April 5, 2008

Mood: charmed
Listening to: 30-second iTunes clips of Once soundtrack :)
Reading: The Great Gatsby (for school)

Okay, so tonight I watched this movie called Once. It's this independent movie with a cool story behind it — the guy who wrote all the songs, Glen Hansard, ended up playing the nameless "guy" in the movie. And he had never acted before. The nameless "girl," played by Marketa Irglova, had never acted before either.

I don't know the whole background story. All I know is that the movie was almost magical because it was so ingenuous, unpretentious, and un-Hollywoodized. The story is cute, with a lot of quirky, semi-awkward moments, but with a definite emotional sweetness to it. The characters are just everyday people, and their lives go on, but there is an unseen depth.

The true soul of the movie is the music. The music brings the depth of the characters' souls out as they play and sing. The music has a sort of blunt roughness, but it really is beautiful. It's honest and vulnerable. The song "Falling Slowly" won the Academy Award for best song this year. It deserved the award! I think that I am quite definitely going to have to buy the soundtrack. :)

10:33 PM  |  

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Anonymous cooooorie wrote:

ahhh- I so want to see that!!!!
did you just rent it at block buster or some such place?!

Blogger Sarah wrote:

Yeah, you can just rent it somewhere! We got it with netflix :D

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