On Monday night, I was on twitter and I ended up having a conversation with a number of people about how much we all loved the 2007 Irish film, Once. Once is the touching love story between an Irish musician (Glen Hansard) and a Czech woman (Marketa Irglova). Together, they create beautiful music. Even though the film ends on a bittersweet note, Once is still one of those movies that makes you believe not only in love but also in music. If you don’t cry while watching Once, you should be concerned.
It’s definitely one of my favorite films of all time. If you asked me, off the top of my head, what film won the most Oscars that year, I wouldn’t be able to tell you. But I do remember jumping up and down and cheering when Once won the Oscar for best song. Glen Hansard gave an enthusiastic, likable, and very Irish acceptance speech. When Marketa Irglova got cut off by the band, host Jon Stewart brought her back out on stage so she could give her speech. Here’s what Irglova said: “This song was written from a perspective of hope, and hope at the end of the day connects us all, no matter how different we are…”
The title of that Oscar-winning song is Falling Slowly and it’s today’s music video of the day! As you can tell, the majority of the video is made up of clips from Once but that’s okay. Beautiful song. Beautiful film. Beautiful world.