All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1154. An easy way of seeing how…
How often do you find the right person?
The Guy is a Dublin guitarist/singer-songwriter who makes a living by fixing vacuum cleaners in his Dad's Hoover repair shop by day, and singing and playing for money on the Dublin streets by night. The Girl is a Czech who plays piano when she gets a chance, and does odd jobs by day and takes care of her mom and her daughter by night.
Once is a perfect example of capturing lightning in a bottle...
I started 'Falling Slowly' for John Carney's Once the moment Glen Hansard's falsetto (like discovering Jeff Buckley or Thom Yorke all over again) and Markéta Irglová's eargasmic harmony sent chills down my spine in the films award winning soundtrack moment. This film is all about those moments that are only possible with shared experience through the power of music and the heart yearning for connection, and boy does it all play out in the right tune in this little Irish gem - a film that has somehow eluded me 'til now.
The film in all it's simple elegance is many things; a portrait of emerging raw talent, a delicate…
Once is a low budget movie that tells a love story through music between a bunker/vacuum cleaner repairman and an Czech immigrant. The two find each other on the streets of Dublin. The two leads are played by real musicians Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová. Both do an outstanding job as I really liked these two characters. The story is pretty simple....but it seems very real. The music is excellent....it includes a song call Falling Slowly...which actually won an Oscar for Best Song.
What I really enjoyed about the movie is the fact that it does not follow the path of a normal love story. At first you think...."Ok these two will fall in love.....be happy.....reach an obstacle......break up.....and get…
You ever listen to a song so beautiful and amazing that it just causes you to break down and cry?
Once has a lot of those songs.
When it comes to the perfect blend of film and song, you have to find the perfect balance between the two. One of the reasons last year's Les Miserables was so exhausting was because the music came at a constant flow. The songs normally have to be original (Moulin Rouge, my favorite musical, is the exception) because hearing rock songs we know and love isn't as touching when sung by a cover artist. But the last, and most important, key to making a great musical is making sure the songs fit into the story and movie in organic way. Usually, when somebody randomly breaks out in song in the middle of a pivotal scene, many people find it takes them…
To hell with it; I'm bumping this up to the full five stars.
This is probably the film I've watched more than any other over the last ten years. This is mainly because I lend it to people and insist on being there when they watch it, and see their face light up. It's a beautiful thing.
It is a film of simple beauty; about the redemptive power of music, making an instant connection with another person, and rediscovering the joy of being human. It is completely devoid of cynicism and is at once heartbreaking and uplifting.
The performances from Glenn Hansard and Marketa Irglova have a rough and unshowy quality being non-actors, but they convince completely. Rarely have I…
This is what a musical should be like. This film conveys the entire story through songs which are really heartfelt and soulful. This is a unique, once in a lifetime film with once in a lifetime songs.
Havia declarado o falecimento deste espaço, mas a paixão pela vida me fez voltar. Os motivos são vários, mas por hora, é simples e belo: Once, filme lançado em 2007 e dirigido/escrito por John Carney.
A película chegou a causar certo burburinho no universo pop vide ao fato de ter concorrido e, merecidamente, ganhado o Oscar de melhor canção. Mas os atrativos desta película são muitos outros.
Dialogando com a máxima do ator Jeff Brigdes, via o recente Coração Louco, a essência do filme poderia ser assim dita: “quanto mais triste a vida, mais doce é a canção”.
O roteiro aborda a vida Glen Hansard e Marketa Irgova.”, músicos que buscam seu espaço num mundo cada vez mais complicado. Porém,…
When I first saw this in 2006, it blew me away with its simple story and beautiful music.
Nearly ten years later and nothing has changed. It's still as wonderful as ever.
아름다운 음악과 긴 여운을 남기는 절제된 이야기에 탁월한 아이디어까지. 오래도록 잊혀지지 않을 완벽한 음악 영화.
(Probably nothing that I'm going to say in this little review will do justice to the movie and how it has made me feel so you might as well go watch it right now and see for yourself. You don't want to read my nonsense.)
I've never listened to anyone sing like Glen Hansard does. His voice is so... I don't know how to explain it. It's electric. It gives me the goosebumps. I can feel whatever he is singing about even though I haven't personally experienced any of those things.
I... I don't have words, really, just go watch it.
A pesar de algunas canciones pegadizas y del buen rollo que por momentos desprende la película, se me ha quedado muy corta. Demasiado simple, quizás. Y eso que la simpleza puede ser un factor que juegue a tu factor, pero no es el caso. Entretenida, hasta recomendable, pero me la esperaba más... ¿bonita?
Knowing that this was categorized under musical, I had the wrong impression of looking for belt-y songs, or possibly some grand production number. There were none of that. Instead, I got a film that's intimate and laid back and cozy. And the songs! They have melodies that I could just wallow in for long stretches of time. And the actors are brilliant enough performers that they were able to convey strong emotions through these lovely songs. I was initially worried that the movie, in terms of plot and character development, would soon go the traditional romantic story route. That the Girl becomes the "manic pixie dream girl" to the Guy's forlorn, scruffy, heartbroken folk musician. And they'll live happily ever after. But it never went that path. It's a wonderful film.
I liked the idea of it more than I enjoyed watching it, maybe because some of the songs became popular enough for me to (unknowingly) catch them on the radio.
Still, a low budget "anti-Hollywood" story with quality original music is pretty awesome.
Na segunda vez que se vê, a simplicidade e os problemas do baixo orçamento ficam mais evidentes, mesmo assim a história continua delicada. E o feito de transformar esse filme numa bilheteria de US$ 20 milhões merece palmas.
Ah... é uma delícia assisti-los recebendo o Oscar. Veja aqui.
I find that the low budget films almost always tend to be the most charming ones, and this was no exception. I got shivers when the guy and girl first sang together and I was smiling my way through the whole movie. It's sweet and satisfying and pulls at your heartstrings. (I also will not be able to get the songs out of my head for the next few days!).
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- My Neighbor Totoro
- Grave of the Fireflies
- Final Cut - Ladies & Gentlemen
- For All Mankind
Great 60-90 min films (for those days when you just don't have the energy to watch a 3 hour masterpiece)
Don't the title of the list explain it well enough? This is a list of 200+ quality "short" films. Easy…
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!