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With Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová, Hugh Walsh, Gerard Hendrick. Guy meets girl and they get to know each other as the girl helps the guy put together a. Once is a Irish romantic musical drama film written and directed by John Carney. The film stars Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová as two struggling musicians . Once was met with extremely positive reviews from critics. Upon its March. There's a lot of love around Glen Hansard right now. Bob Dylan As he's so reclusive, I assume you haven't got to meet him. On this trip so far I.
But luckily my headmaster was a radio DJ and he loved music.
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He encouraged me to leave school. It was an area I knew very well. I busked from the age of 13 until I was It was so easy to take out my guitar and do it again. Incidentally, that guitar you play in the film, with the big ragged hole worn away in the soundboard — is that your old guitar from those days? John was a robotics dancer on Grafton Street. John came to me with this idea and he had a page script and Cillian Murphy [Red Eye, Batman Begins] as the lead character.
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He asked me to write the songs, and I was very happy to be offered that chance. So he met Mar, and that was it. She was the one. Because of that, the producer pulled out, so John was left with a script, Mar, no lead male character, a bunch of songs, no money, and no way of doing it.
So I said yes. And then what became exciting for me in an abstract way was the fact that suddenly there was no money. It felt like we could now see this project through without interference from anybody from the outside.
John pared the crew back to about six or seven, and they all agreed to do it for nothing. So we shot the film in 17 days.
Halfway through shooting the film we were still writing songs for it.
I met her when she was He was a fan of the Frames, and he invited us over to play some small festival in the Czech Republic. Then he invited me to stay in his house for three months and write songs. Mar came into my life very similarly to how she does in the film. I think you should be singing about what happened in your life.
She was 13, 14 at this time. Over the next few years we started to do more and more songs together and eventually we did full sets together. Just as that happened, John came up to me with the idea of Once.
Shakespeare in Love, Topsy Turvey, as examples, but in both those, art that was known. In Once, on the streets of Dublin, an Irishman and a Czech girl, remind us of how, to my generation, the guitar was king, a guitar, bass, drums and piano a symphony orchestra, and there was no power like the power of rock and roll.
In all generations, love sought, found, lost, and sometimes regained is the stuff that brings us to the theater, to the book, to the movie. I'm in the midst of reading a book by an Irishman, a detective novel, the hero a reader, and the author uses the book to list books he likes: You won't forget these people. I can't forget their songs. We should all meet, my movie loving friends, and talk about this movie in a bar in Chicago I know that has great music on the jukebox, cold cold beer, and is dark enough so we would all look good.
It's the best movie of the year. Maybe of the last five years.Falling Slowly - Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova (Once)
But, I am not a dispassionate critic, I loved it. Was this review helpful to you?