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Marketa Irglova - Thursday 21st February 2008 at Academy Of Motion Pictures And Sciences Los Angeles. California

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For such a modest movie, John Carney's Once sure does have big ideas. Dangling precariously between rom-com and musical, Carney has called his film a "visual album," chronicling a slightly tragic love story with songwriter accompaniment. Winner of the Audience Award at the last Sundance Film Festival, the film already has a built-in audience with lead actor Glen Hansard, the lead singer of Dublin-based rockers the Frames, who got his start, musically and cinematically, in Alan Parker's The Commitments.

Unlike Tommy or The Wall, the cinematic repercussions of Hansard's songs were never foretold in any of the Frames albums; all the songs involved were written during Carney's screenwriting process. Carney believes that three-minute pop songs can equally weigh with ten pages of dialogue and uses many of Hansard and his co-star Marketa Irglova's songs to relate emotional weight, an easy way out for exposition. Yet, the exposition is still there, and the songs played are melodramatic enough to make a VH-1 countdown show. Yes, yes, but Carney's idea is still sound.

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