Friday, July 22, 2011

Staycation Movie Club

As anyone who has visited my home you will not be surprised to know I have a large and varied movie collection featuring movies from around the world and multiple genres. So as part of my staycation I have raided my movie collection and decided to watch Once.

This great movie came out in 2006 I think but it seems timeless to me. Its such a simple story about love, loss, music and the paths we take in life. If you haven't seen it I suggest you go and hire it, but I warn you after watching it you will need to get the CD as the soundtrack is amazing, heartfelt and raw but with so much soul. I know I last about the time it took to drive from my house to the music store for me to grab it.

Also if you like it you will love the CD's by the band The Swell Season who's artist list includes the two leads from this movie. So grab a coffee, some cake and sit back.

The Story
"An (unnamed) 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. An (unnamed) 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. Guy meets Girl, and they get to know each other as the Girl helps the Guy to put together a demo disc that he can take to London in hope of landing a music contract. During the same several day period, the Guy and the Girl work through their past loves, and reveal their budding love for one another, through their songs. Written by Charles Delacroix "


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