Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
The Perfect Night In
Great Movies From Warner Bros.
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save up to 63%
Feature
The 20 Soundtracks That Defined The 2000s
The sounds of a dark knight, a mischievous Parisian, a troubled family and one flying house

submit to reddit

... 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 ...
Back 13 of 21 Next

Once – Glen Hansard (2007)

 


Once
Composer: Glen Hansard
This quiet romance is so understated, so delicate, that it takes quite a while for viewers to realise that it’s a musical. Still, the signs are there: the characters break into song at moments of high emotion, and somehow seem able to figure out one another’s melodies in advance to skate alongside them in harmony. It’s just that the central characters are both musicians, which camouflages it somewhat, and it’s all based around simple guitar chords rather than crashing orchestral compositions. If Guy Garvey were a musical, he’d be Once; this is a musical much more in keeping with the music we actually listen to than most. It also brought us one of the best Oscar moments in recent years (skip to 2mins), and spawned a successful Broadway musical that transfers to London this year – which is a happy ending for a small film with immense heart.

Back to the menu

... 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 ...
Back
13 of 21
Next

Have Your Say
Register or login now to let us know what you think.


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Wes Craven: Film By Film
Empire celebrates the late, great horror director

My Movie Life: Andrew Haigh
The 45 Years director on the movies that made him

Vanity Projects: The Musical Edition
A dozen more hits and misses from the rock and pop world

Inside The Martian: Empire Meets NASA
Prepare to science the shit out of it...

Deadpool: A Complete History
Empire's guide to The Merc With A Mouth, in comics and on screen

Spectre – Everything You Need To Know
Empire's essential briefing on James Bond's 24th outing

The N.W.A-Team
Empire visits the set of Straight Outta Compton

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)