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Once :: Soundtrack Shout Out

Soundtrack and music are the basis, the plot, the through line, and the heart and soul of the film Once. This is the closest to a musical that a non-musical movie has ever been, and for me there is no way to even write about Once without the music playing in the background. All the stories I have crafted in my head while listening to a myriad of songs, this is a cinematic coming to life of that kind of creation. A musically beautiful film about love and longing, and “what might have been“.

Once Trailer

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Leave :: Glen Hansard

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Timing is everything, at least that’s what they say, but what happens when two people meet by chance, by accident, and connect in ways they did not expect? Musical connection, a cord winding and wrapping around them that leads to friendship, shared dreams, and attraction. But if they cannot be together, if that is a nowhere possibility, should they leave, or stay, just this once?

If You Want Me :: Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova

When Your Mind’s Made Up :: Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova,
with scenes from the film

When the shit falls,
all you want to do is run,
away
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This is my favorite song from the film, it is one that never ceases to make the tears come from my eyes.

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Do I watch the film and wish for a different ending? Yes, though I know for these two there is no other way to go, right then, in what we see. I suppose I sometimes watch and fill in a later time, a someday, where their mind’s may change.

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Say It To Me Now :: Glen Hansard

And, if you’ve got something to say,
say it to me now.”

I am awfully fond of this one, too; yet another track from the film that makes me cry, a song that rips and tears, getting right to my core.

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