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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Once

It's the most incredible film I've seen in quite some time. The actors, the story, the spontaneity with which things unfold, the realism in the way the 'Guy' and the 'Girl' start feeling the nuances of the melody as they sing Falling Slowly; it's sheer brilliance. It's a film which gave me goosebumps and I don't even know why. It's a film which I knew I would love from the very first shot. It's a film which just keeps getting better and better with every scene till it ends and you are left with the scenes and the songs buzzing in your head. As musicals go, this one beats the few I have seen with its uniqueness in weaving the songs into the narrative of the story in a way which you have to see to know.

Right now, I'm just in a different place. Yes, this movie is that good. At least that's what I felt. So I'll leave you with two of its most beautiful songs. Get hold of the soundtrack. I could do a separate post on it. Each song, even the 'Broken Hearted Hoover Fixer Sucker Guy', is a gem. But watch the movie before that. It's magical.

I don't know you
But I want you
All the more for that
Words fall through me
And always fool me
And I can't react
And games that never amount
To more than they're meant
Will play themselves out

Take this sinking boat and point it home
We've still got time
Raise your hopeful voice you have a choice
You've made it now

Falling slowly, eyes that know me
And I can't go back
Moods that take me and erase me
And I'm painted black
You have suffered enough
And warred with yourself
It's time that you won

Take this sinking boat and point it home
We've still got time
Raise your hopeful voice you had a choice
You've made it now

Take this sinking boat and point it home
We've still got time
Raise your hopeful voice you had a choice
You've made it now
Falling slowly sing your melody
I'll sing along

If You Want Me
Are you really here or am I dreaming
I can’t tell dreams from truth
For it’s been so long since I have seen you
I can hardly remember your face anymore
When I get really lonely and the distance calls its only silence
I think of you smiling with pride in your eyes a lover that sighs

If you want me satisfy me
If you want me satisfy me

Are you really sure that you believe me
When others say I lie
I wonder if you could ever despise me
You know I really try
To be a better one to satisfy you for you’re everything to me
And I do what you ask me
If you let me be free

If you want me satisfy me
If you want me satisfy me

9 comments:

Achal said...

Where do you pick all the great movies from?

Rohan Rai said...

yeah man ...who the F**K recommends you....or you browse more dan me :D

shravan said...

i knw it!!

shravan said...

u missed the song they record in the studio, the amt of vox stress glen takes in tht song!! magic

Atish said...

shravan: how cud i miss it man.. here u go :) http://melodynrhythm.blogspot.com/2008/09/when-your-minds-made-up-glen-hansard.html

Peace Ghazal said...

nice blog. nostaal-jheek a la delhi.
'once' seems cool- also chk out the book 'pearl' set in the dublin art scene.

Atish said...

peace ghazal: didnt totally get this "nostaal-jheek a la delhi" ?

Sanjeev said...

hi atish,

you left a comment at my quotes blog. not sure you will go back there to read it and so decided to come post my reply at your blog too.

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thanks, my friend. I don't update my quotes blog often unfortunately. I figure people already have so many web sites for quotes these days. who needs big books of quotations, like i have.

But your words have encouraged me. i will continue to post here. i already have too many blogs though -- so, not sure i can do a quote-a-day thing. if i was dedicated enough to just this, i could have done that.

anyways, glad you enjoyed. thanks for the comment.

Atish said...

sanjeev - thanks for dropping by .. and I did read ur reply on ur blog :)
got hooked to ur tastymorselsoflife blog thru amit verma's blog and have really enjoyed it ever since.