As reported in the Sunday Fashion & Style section of The New York Times
, Glen Hansard
and Marketa Irglova
got in a little shopping at Amoeba Music
while in Hollywood, in the days leading up to the Oscars. The musicians/actors and stars of the Irish indie film Once,
won an Oscar last night in the Original Song category for the film's moving composition "Falling Slowly"
-- which they also performed live at the televised event (see clip below).
The picture above, courtesy of the New York Times
' Emilio Flores
, shows the couple shopping at Amoeba Music on Sunset where they reportedly spent time shopping for DVDs (Amoeba prices are way better than back home in Dublin) and talking to fans of the indie success film Once
fans who were pleasantly surprised to see its two stars in the aisles of Amoeba Music.
Personally I was so happy Once
won because not only did I fall in love with the film when I first saw it last March, but I saw it under the best possible circumstances: on the big screen in Dublin, Ireland, not far from where much of th
e film was shot. And I saw it with two of my favorite people, my dad and sister, who both loved it and its soundtrack as much I did-- so much so that the next day, inspired by the film, we decided to take a short drive south of the city to Killiney
, to that beautiful location overlooking Dublin Bay and the Irish Sea where the two main characters in the movie go on their memorable motorbike ride.