"Dare to Dream. It's Possible."

One of the best movies of 2007 was a wee little indie from Ireland called Once, about two musicians who meet and fall in love in Dublin. The stars, Irish busker Glen Hansard and Czech pianist Marketa Irglova, won an Oscar last night for Best Song.

The most poignant moment in last night's telecast was the return of Irglova, to give her acceptance speech after the orchestra had swelled when Hansard finished speaking (proclaiming "Make art! Make art!") and "played her off" a few moments earlier.

She said:

"The fact that we're standing here tonight, the fact that we're able to hold this, it's just proof that no matter how far out your dreams are, it's possible. And, you know, fair play to those who dare to dream, and don't give up. This song was written from the perspective of hope, and hope, at the end of the day, connects us all, no matter how different we are."

Best Actress winner Marion Cotillard said: “It is true there are some angels in this city.”

What a great line.

Posted by Terrence Seamon, Feb 25, 2008


annette said…
Once was one of my favourite films of the last year (and not because it's - made for only €100,000 and I loved its honesty. And the two leads fell in love during the making of it - so yes, dare to dream :)Irish)
Terrence Seamon said…
Yes, I'm a bit biased too (being of Irish descent on my father's side).

I loved it. Highly recommended film for anyone who enjoys music, Ireland, and a heartfelt story of human relationships.

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