June 19, 2007

Once Upon A Time

Once upon a time there was a magical film from Ireland named Once. It was lovely, and ScottE and I enjoyed it very much. Well worth seeing, but here are a couple guidelines for viewing:

1. Accept that the camerawork is varied and often times much like a home movie. But it doesn't matter.

2. You don't know the main characters' names. It doesn't matter.

3. The main actors are not normally actors. That doesn't matter either.

4. The pacing is cautious, yet deliberate. Relax and let the movie wash over you.

This is really a film about the creative process of making music. Two musicians coming together to create something unique and pure. Any type of artist will find the process both familiar and exciting.

It's a wonderful little movie, and I do hope you'll check it out. The soundtrack is available on iTunes. Not sure if you want to see the film? Listen to the song "Say It To Me Now," and you'll be convinced.


ScottE. said...

I had the overwhelming desire to bawl like a baby! It was a wonderful film, emotionally complex in a way I wasn't prepared for! Makes me want a Hoover! And I love the main characters, so delightful.

Dancer in DC said...

Nearly 2 years later and this film still is powerfully affecting. I watched it tonight and still shed many tears at the end. A beautiful film.