The story of how Once went from a low budget indie film to an Oscar nomination (and win!) is arguably more compelling than the movie itself. But its simple storyline and amazing soundtrack is why it deserves such praise. Last night, Glen Hansard and girlfriend, Once co-star, and singing partner Marketa Irglóva (a.k.a. Swell Season) took home the Oscar for Best Original Song. If you haven't heard "Falling Slowing" yet, it's only two clicks away. Here's our review:
"Ireland's Frames have built one of the more lovely and melancholy pop sounds of the last two decades, and have done so tragically quietly (in the States, anyway). The band's Glen Hansard stars as a downtrodden bard in "Once," producing a music so sweet it almost makes his status implausible."
Listen to free songs from the Once Soundtrack