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Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova in Once for your consideration at the Oscars
By Zoran Orlic | Published  02/23/2008 | Friends In Action , Culture And Arts | Unrated
You deserve Oscar - We root for you

Glen and Markéta LIVE at the Oscars 2008

Watch Oscars on February 24th 2008

UPDATE: They WON Oscars for The Best Song 2007

Footages of the Oscar acceptance speech and the performance

We celebrate with you !

I was introduced to Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova through Zoran Orlic. Went to see The Frames in New York City on September 11th 2007. I was impressed on many levels. In short, musicianship and modesty... talent and intelligence true artists. We root for you and for those who didn't see the film Once go and see it. If you did, go Twice. This is one of the best film I have ever seen.

Nenad Bach
New York Feb 15, 2008

p.s. Update: They won. Congratulations, we are celebrating with you (Feb 24th, 2008)

Support art:

  • Zoran Orlić - Brilliant book - The Frames behind the glass - True Rock and Roll
  • Zoran Orlic Announcing the US Book Launch for "The Frames: "Behind The Glass"

  • photos by Zoran Orlic


    Glen and Marketa


    Academy Award Nominee Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova for Best Song "Falling Slowly"

    "Falling Slowly" Clip from the movie "ONCE"

    "ONCE" Trailor:


    Foxsearchlight - "ONCE" website
    MySpace - "ONCE" website
    The Soundtrack on Amazon
    MySpace Soundtrack website
    The Frames website
    MySpace - Swell Season website

    See them Live this April 2008 :
    Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova under the name:  "Swell Season"
    Schedule here:

    Live Images from Chicago Nov 2007:

    "ONCE" Background:
    Once is a 2007 Irish musical film written and directed by John Carney. Set in Dublin, this naturalistic drama stars musicians Glen Hansard (of popular Irish rock band The Frames) and Markéta Irglová as fictional struggling musicians. Collaborators prior to making the film, Hansard and/or Irglová composed and performed all but one of the original songs in the movie.

    The film has received awards and extremely enthusiastic reviews. Shot for only $160,000,[5] it was very successful,[6] earning substantial per-screen box office averages in the United States.

    Movie Reviews:

    The film has achieved major acclaim, receiving the World Cinema Audience Award for a dramatic film at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. As of July 2, 2007, Once had high ratings from two popular film review aggregation sites: it was deemed 98% "fresh" at Rotten Tomatoes[3] and scored a grade of 88 ("universal acclaim") according to Metacritic.

    On the May 18, 2007 broadcast of the television show Ebert & Roeper, both Richard Roeper and guest critic Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune gave enthusiastic reviews. Phillips called it, "the most charming thing I've seen all year," "the Brief Encounter for the 21st century," and his favorite music film since 1984's Stop Making Sense. Roeper referred to the film's recording studio scene as "more inspirational and uplifting than almost any number of Dreamgirls or Chicago or any of those multi-zillion dollar musical showstopping films. In its own way, it will blow you away."

    Acclaimed filmmaker Steven Spielberg was quoted as saying "A little movie called Once gave me enough inspiration to last the rest of the year."

    Top Tens Lists for :
    Top ten lists

    The film appeared on many North American critics' top ten lists of the best films of 2007:

    1st - Nathan Rabin, The A.V. Club
    2nd - David Germain, Associated Press
    2nd - Kevin Crust, Los Angeles Times
    2nd - Kyle Smith, New York Post
    2nd - Shawn Levy, The Oregonian
    3rd - Christy Lemire, Associated Press
    3rd - Tasha Robinson, The A.V. Club
    4th - Keith Phipps, The A.V. Club
    5th - Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post
    5th - Desson Thomson, The Washington Post
    5th - Noel Murray, The A.V. Club
    6th - Ella Taylor, LA Weekly
    7th - Claudia Puig, USA Today
    7th - Dana Stevens, Slate
    7th - Scott Tobias, The A.V. Club
    8th - Liam Lacey and Rick Groen, The Globe and Mail
    8th - Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
    8th - Stephanie Zacharek, Salon
    9th - Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal
    9th - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

    SCREENPLAY: John Carney
    CAST: Glen Hansard, Marketa Irglova
    FILM EDITING: Paul Mullen
    ART DIRECTOR: Tamara Conboy
    PRODUCER: Martina Niland, David Collins
    PRODUCTION: Samson Films
    PHOTO STILLS: David Cleary

    Nenad, Marketa, Glen and Ivo, Sept 11th, 2007 Webster Hall, New York City

    Formated for CROWN by Nenad Bach
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