Congrats to “The Artist” in winning 5 Oscars! It is an amazing film, very timely made for today’s audience in a rapidly changing, future-oriented, and pragmatic society we live in. The movie asks us to stop, look back at the past and ask the question: What have we lost? What have we forgotten in the our endless pursuit of progress? Are we about to lose more?
So step back and remember the roots of cinema. This piece of music, the main theme for the film, is to me, perfect in bringing back nostalgia for old films. So listen, and go back in time.
If you haven’t heard this song yet, sit down and listen to it. Now.
The first time I heard this song, I thought it was pure, utter brilliance. Mysterious, quirky, yet immensely relatable to many of us, “Somebody that I used to know” has been a critical and commercial success in many countries around the world and I don’t doubt why.
Being a big fan of Kimbra and her music, I am absolutely happy to see her featured in this piece of fantastic music. It is one of the most played songs on my ipod right now and I don’t mind keeping it this way. My favourite way of listening to this song is while I’m waiting for my bus at the bus stop during a quiet night. To me, the song has such a “night” sound to it, if you know what I mean. And it is staring out at the lights of houses and cars around the bus stop that draws me deeper into the song. Try it, and see if you understand what I mean!
In any case, a big THANK YOU goes out to Gotye and Kimbra for creating this masterpiece. And congratulations for it being such a success. I do hope good music continues to be recognised and appreciated in this world today. Cos it certainly does in this wonderland.
Do you like stop-motion films? Well, this is a little stop-motion video that has captured my heart. Maybe it’s because I love Alison Sudol and A Fine Frenzy, who happens to be the one composing this lovely piece of music to the video. And yes, she is that beautiful red-haired girl featured in this clip.
Or maybe it is just the quirky nature of the video, and its message that drew my attention. Entitled ‘Lost Things’, it speaks to me of a fantastical journey to escape the banalities of this world and recover the many “lost” things like happiness, excitement, imagination etc. And I absolutely LOVE the reference to Alice in Wonderland…how she fell down the rabbit hole into a Wonderland of surprises and fun! I can almost hear her muttering “Curiouser and curiouser” to herself. Notice especially the remarkable hairstyle and dress changes in the video – one of my favorite things about this clip!
“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary-wise; what it is it wouldn’t be, and what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?”
– Alice from the Disney movie Alice in Wonderland