Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova

I hate when I fall asleep on the couch. Without fail after doing so I can't fall asleep when I finally wake up and drag myself to bed. So here I am at midnight doing some "electronic scrapbooking." I had two critiques today and they successfully wore me out. My Thriller print is finally done and I'll get it scanned in and posted tomorrow morning. With that done I only have my magazine layout, a print for a print exchange, my 29x37" final print for relief prints and a bunch more portraits to do for my advanced class. I get a bit overwhelmed just thinking about that I only have 3 weeks to get it all done.

Anywho, one of my sibling-in-laws gave us the movie Once for Christmas (I thought it was Bree, but Whit says it was Trevor). It sat happily in our movie case for 3-4 months without us ever touching it until one day a friend recommended it to us and I thought "Hey, we have that movie. Maybe we should watch it?" And so glad that we did. It really was a good movie. I've found that I like those more Indie films lately, and this definitely falls under that category. The story is pretty simple, this guy plays guitar on the street but wants to make it big so he enlists the help of a fan who sells flowers and other street performers to make a demo album. Probably 60% of it is music and it's amazing. Promptly after watching the movie we acquired the soundtrack and bought the remaining songs off their album. Sadly, I cannot recommend the movie without a disclaimer: It is rated R. As far as I can tell this is basically all due to the opening scene where, thanks to Clearplay, two people's heated discussion is almost completely muted. Whit and I looked at each other with that look that says, "I hope the whole movie isn't like this otherwise we'll have no clue what's going on," I'm sure you know the look. Anyway, if you don't check out the movie at least check out the music.

Oh, and Whit started her own blog. She said she felt weird posting on here after I was the only one to do so since it was created in December, so check hers out here.

1 comment:

Farlanderz said...

it was good to see you two the other night! i had to make a comment on this post because tay and i dug this movie - good music and great ending. - cheers