Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Over the weekend I got the chance to see the independent movie Once starring Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová. What a treasure!!! I loved it!!
It's the story of street busker and a Czech immigrant and their "whirlwind" week in Dublin, as they write, rehearse and record songs that tell their love story. This movie which premiered at the Sundance film festival and took the audiences by storm was created for a mere $160,000. (DIRT CHEAP by movie making standards) And, Hansard and Irglová won an oscar on Sunday for Best Original Song for the song titled "Falling Slowly." So, if you haven't seen it already, go check it out.
PS After watching the movie, I went to check out other music by Hansard and his band The Frames. Notable albums include: Cost, Burn the Maps and of course the Once soundtrack