Saturday 11 July 2009

ONCE - Falling Slowly

The girls and I have just finished watching an indie movie called "Once" and this is the feature song, in fact the song won an Oscar although not without some controversy. Here is an excerpt from Wikipedia:

"The song was nominated at the 50th Grammy Awards for Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media; it lost to "Love You I Do" from Dreamgirls.[4]
The song won the Academy Award for Best Original Song on 24 February 2008, ahead of the choral gospel song "Raise It Up" from August Rush and three songs from the modern Disney musical Enchanted.[3] The song's win marked the fourth year in a row that the Oscar winner had not been nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song. For some time, the song's eligibility for an Oscar was in dispute, because it had been performed and recorded prior to the release of Once[3] The Academy ruled that because the song had been composed for the movie, and the prior public exposure during the long period that the movie took to produce had been minimal, it remained eligible.[2] The Academy had ruled likewise on a similar controversy involving 2004 Best Original Song nominee "In the Deep".

I loved the song when I first heard it, and although the movie was a low budget one, the girls and I thoroughly enjoyed the 'humanness' (is that a word?) of it and the fact that it is all set in Dublin and we have walked so many of the streets that appear in the film. Enjoy!

And I have to share another one with you...I had not heard it until I saw the movie, but WOW, the kids and I just looked at each other and got covered in goose bumps, her voice is so full of emotion. If you would like to know more about the movie here is a link to Wikipedia, copy and paste it (don't you just love it?) -


Wally & Mel said...

Falling Slowly is one of my favourite songs..... I did not know it was used in a movie - am going to have to watch it!

Tracy said...

love the music, the little one in my tummy went mad for it too :-P

I keep checking for a new blog post. I will start stalking you if we dont get one soon :-)

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Natalie said...

Yay! Comments, always appreciated! Mel, you have a blog! I did go and take a look...discovered that you ahve not quite got the posting part sorted...busy?

Mmmm what can I say stalk me! No kidding...been busy and lots going on in my life that I just cannot blog! Glad the song was so enjoyed :) guess is you won't be back here BUT...I did pop over to your blog and loved the photo's and the blog so I do suggest that anyone reading this comment does the same! Just click on his comment.