Monday, April 14, 2008

I've Been Sitting Watching Life Pass From The Sidelines...

"Sometimes the world tries to knock it out of you...
But I believe in music, the way that some people believe in fairy tales."
If you are a fan of music that moves you... music that is epic, haunting, sweeping and dramatic; if you are a fan of movies that have the power to make you cry even if they are really sappy and maybe even far fetched... you need to see the movie 'August Rush.'

The movie was released recently on DVD and has basically been dismissed by film critics across the board. Despite the reviews I'm going to go out on a limb and say that this movie is probably one of my favorites this year. Sure the acting is superb and I'm not ashamed to say that I may have even cried a bit... ok I cried a lot!!

What really brings the whole movie together and makes it really special is the music. The music is filled with so much emotion. If you pay attention to the Oscars you may have noticed that one of the songs was nominated for "Best Original Song." This week the soundtrack has shot up the iTunes album chart into the top 5 overall! The song has been on the billboard top 100 albums chart for the last 14 weeks!

I rarely post this kind of thing... but I'd love to see what any of you think of the movie/music. Check out some amazing tracks from the soundtrack below. I had a hard time picking my favorites but there you are:

This song makes up the dramatic finale. This is the reason I bought the soundtrack... I cannot get enought of this track.

This haunting ballad is sung by the lead actor who you may recognize from various movies and TV shows.


The Mood Food Blog said...
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Poster Girl said...

I just wanted to say that I'm avoiding listening to the songs for now because I REALLY want to see this movie--have since I saw the previews for it, but it somehow never happened. Thanks for the reminder that it's out on DVD now--I'm DEFINITELY renting it (and then coming back here to listen to the songs afterwards ;) )!

Troy said...

PPG: I actually didn't want to post the songs because they mean so much more once you've seen the film!!

Let me know what you think after you see it!

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