FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION
Academy Award Nominee Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova for Best Song "Falling Slowly"
"Falling Slowly" Clip from the movie "ONCE"
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: http://www.myspace.com/oncethemovie
Live Images from Chicago Nov 2007:
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, it was very successful, earning substantial per-screen box office averages in the United States.
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 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
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: Tim Fleming
FILM EDITING: Paul Mullen
ART DIRECTOR: Tamara Conboy
PRODUCER: Martina Niland, David Collins
PRODUCTION: Samson Films
PHOTO STILLS: David Cleary