And so the lyric goes. I woke up with this tune in my head this morning. It’s from a film I saw about a month ago called Once. When a song creeps up on you weeks after you’ve heard it, you know there’s a hook that can’t be denied.
I loved this little Irish flick. Short and sweet. A musical, stripped down to the classic tale of Guy meets Girl. We never even learn their names. The plot: A street musician with a past meets a musically gifted immigrant with a present. Over the course of a week, the two kindred souls write and record a batch of songs that mirror the relationship that develops before our eyes.
To make things even cooler, the lead actors wrote and performed the songs themselves. And they are KILLIN.
No joke, this film moved me more than any other last year. I could talk about it for hours. You know how sometimes art enters your life at the exact perfect moment? Mirroring something you’re going through, giving you new perspective on something you thought you knew in a totally unexpected place … That was this film, for me. I’m so excited when someone else connects with it, too.
Your copy is waiting for you.
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Another tune from the flick, “When Your Mind’s Made Up”, performed live. It’s in 5/4. My arm hairs start standing on their tiptoes at about 2:30. Love it, love it, love it:
Yes…this film is soooo sweet =) Since i’ve seen it, that song is still in my head. Maybe ’cause I try to make my music…and if something like this happened to me I would be living a dream…It’s one of the most beautiful films i’ve ever seen…
EXCELLENT MOVIE,GREAT TO WATCH,THANKFULLY NOT OF THAT BULL THAT COMES OUT OF HOLLYWOOD.ALL THE TUNES I FOUND CATCHY,AND I THOUGHT SOMEONE ELSE HAD SUNG THEM BEFORE,BUT READING THESE POSTS I WAS WRONG,DOES ANYONE KNOW IF THEY MADE AN ALBUM,ID BUY IT
I love this movie since I watched it! And all the soundtrack
JIM: they did record it :)!