Friday, February 21, 2014

it's about time

It's about time, it's about time that I write again. ✌ So for this morning, I'm sharing to you my recent movie discovery.. About Time. I actually read about it a few months ago but I only got to see it last week. What a shame! Anyway, to give you an idea about the movie, here's the plot summary as written by Universal Pictures.

At the age of 21, Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) discovers he can travel in time... The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim's father (Bill Nighy) tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can't change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life-so he decides to make his world a better place...by getting a girlfriend. Sadly, that turns out not to be as easy as you might think. Moving from the Cornwall coast to London to train as a lawyer, Tim finally meets the beautiful but insecure Mary (Rachel McAdams). They fall in love, then an unfortunate time-travel incident means he's never met her at all. So they meet for the first time again-and again-but finally, after a lot of cunning time-traveling, he wins her heart. Tim then uses his power to create the perfect romantic proposal, to save his wedding from the worst best-man speeches, to save his best friend from professional disaster and to get his pregnant wife to the hospital in time for the birth of their daughter, despite a nasty traffic jam outside Abbey Road. But as his unusual life progresses, Tim finds out that his unique gift can't save him from the sorrows and ups and downs that affect all families, everywhere. There are great limits to what time travel can achieve, and it can be dangerous too.

It's ironic how Tim and Mary were the main characters but it was Tim's dad's presence that moved me, especially towards the end of the movie. If it weren't for the few last scenes, I'd say the movie was so so. I actually got bored with it at first to the point that I needed two days in order to finish it. Hehehe. So I suggest that you fight the boredom, finish it until the end, and eventually find out how good of a movie it is. :)

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About Time

BUT WAIT.. THERE'S MORE! Hahaha! About Time landed a post on my blog not just because of the movie itself but also because of its soundtrack. There are 16 tracks, of which my favorites are.. The Luckiest, How Long Will I Love You and Friday I'm in Love. Gold in Them Hills is good too.

Track 01
Ben Folds - The Luckiest

I don't get many things right the first time
In fact, I am told that a lot
Now I know all the wrong turns
The stumbles and falls brought me here

And where was I before the day
That I first saw your lovely face?
Now I see it everyday
And I know that I am
I am, I am the luckiest

What if I'd been born fifty years before you
In a house on the street where you live?
Maybe I'd be outside as you passed on your bike
Would I know?

And in a wide sea of eyes
I see one pair that I recognize
And I know that I am
I am, I am the luckiest

I love you more than I have
Ever found a way to say to you

Next door, there's an old man who lived to his 90's
And one day, passed away in his sleep
And his wife, she stayed for a couple of days
And passed away

I'm sorry, I know that's a strange way
To tell you that I know we belong
That I know that I am
I am, I am the luckiest

Track 02
Jon Boden, Sam Sweeney & Ben Coleman - How Long Will I Love You

How long will I love you
As long as stars are above you
And longer if I can

How long will I need you
As long as the seasons need to
Follow their plan

How long will I be with you
As long as the sea is bound to
Wash upon the sand

How long will I want you
As long as you want me to
And longer by far

How long will I hold you
As long as your father told you
as long as you are

How long will I give to you
As long as I live through you
However long you stay

How long will I love you
As long as stars are above you
And longer if I may 


 Track 03
Paul Buchanan - Mid Air

Lyrics
 The buttons on your collar
The color of your hair
I think I see you everywhere

I want to live forever
And watch you dancing in the air

All the lies and make believe
The very things that one day leave
But I can see you standing in mid air

The girl I want to marry
Upon the high trapeze
The day she fell and hurt her knees

And only time can make you
The wind that blows away the leaves

For everything that life was worth
The fallen snow, the virgin birth
Yeah I can see her standing in mid air
I can see you standing in mid air.


Track 04
 Groove Armada - At the River

 
Track 05
The Cure - Friday I'm in Love
 I don't care if Monday's blue
Tuesday's gray and Wednesday too
Thursday I don't care about you
It's Friday, I'm in love

Monday you can fall apart
Tuesday, Wednesday break my heart
Oh, Thursday doesn't even start
It's Friday I'm in love

Saturday, wait
And Sunday always comes too late
But Friday, never hesitate...

I don't care if Mondays black
Tuesday, Wednesday - heart attack
Thursday, never looking back
It's Friday, I'm in love

Monday, you can hold your head
Tuesday, Wednesday stay in bed
Or Thursday - watch the walls instead
It's Friday, I'm in love

Saturday, wait
And Sunday always comes too late
But Friday, never hesitate...

Dressed up to the eyes
It's a wonderful surprise
To see your shoes and your spirits rise
Throwing out your frown
And just smiling at the sound
And as sleek as a sheik
Spinning round and round
Always take a big bite
It's such a gorgeous sight
To see you eat in the middle of the night
You can never get enough
Enough of this stuff
It's Friday, I'm in love

I don't care if Monday's blue
Tuesday's gray and Wednesday too
Thursday I don't care about you
It's Friday, I'm in love

Monday you can fall apart
Tuesday, Wednesday break my heart
Thursday doesn't even start
It's Friday I'm in love

Track 06
Amy Winehouse - Back to Black

Lyrics
He left no time to regret
Kept his dick wet
With his same old safe bet
Me and my head high
And my tears dry
Get on without my guy
You went back to what you knew
So far removed from all that we went through
And I tread a troubled track
My odds are stacked
I'll go back to black

We only said goodbye with words
I died a hundred times
You go back to her
And I go back to.....

I go back to us

I love you much
It's not enough
You love blow and I love puff
And life is like a pipe
And I'm a tiny penny rolling up the walls inside

We only said goodbye with words
I died a hundred times
You go back to her
And I go back to

We only said goodbye with words
I died a hundred times
You go back to her
And I go back to

Black, black, black, black, black, black, black,
I go back to
I go back to

We only said good-bye with words
I died a hundred times
You go back to her
And I go back to

We only said good-bye with words
I died a hundred times
You go back to her
And I go back to black

 Track 07
Ron Sexsmith - Gold in Them Hills

Lyrics
I know it doesn't seem that way
But maybe it's the perfect day
Even though the bills are piling
And maybe Lady Luck ain't smiling

But if we'd only open our eyes
We'd see the blessings in disguise
That all the rain clouds are fountains
Though our troubles seem like mountains

There's gold in them hills
There's gold in them hills
So don't lose heart
Give the day a chance to start

Every now and then life says
Where do you think you're going so fast
We're apt to think it cruel but sometimes
It's a case of cruel to be kind

And if we'd get up off our knees
Why then we'd see the forest for the trees
And we'd see the new sun rising
Over the hills on the horizon

There's gold in them hills
There's gold in them hills
So don't lose faith
Give the world a chance to say...

A word or two, my friend
There's no telling how the day might end
And we'll never know until we see
That there's gold in them hills

There's gold in them hills
So don't lose heart
Give the day a chance to start

There's gold in them hills
There's gold in them hills 

 
Track 08
Nick Laird-Clowes - About Time Theme


Track 09
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Into My Arms

I don't believe in an interventionist God
But I know, darling, that you do
But if I did I would kneel down and ask Him
Not to intervene when it came to you
Not to touch a hair on your head
To leave you as you are
And if He felt He had to direct you
Then direct you into my arms

Into my arms, O Lord
Into my arms, O Lord
Into my arms, O Lord
Into my arms

And I don't believe in the existence of angels
But looking at you I wonder if that's true
But if I did I would summon them together
And ask them to watch over you
To each burn a candle for you
To make bright and clear your path
And to walk, like Christ, in grace and love
And guide you into my arms

Into my arms, O Lord
Into my arms, O Lord
Into my arms, O Lord
Into my arms

And I believe in Love
And I know that you do too
And I believe in some kind of path
That we can walk down, me and you
So keep your candles burning
And make her journey bright and pure
That she will keep returning
Always and evermore

Into my arms, O Lord
Into my arms, O Lord
Into my arms, O Lord
Into my arms


 Track 10
Jimmy Fontana - Il Mondo


Track 11
Nick Laird-Clowes - Golborne Road



Track 12
Sugababes - Push the Button


Track 13
t.A.T.u. - All The Things She Said 


 Track 14
Barbar Gough, Sagat Guirey, Andy Hamill 
& Tim Herniman - When I Fall in Love 

Lyrics
  When I fall in love it will be forever
Or I'll never fall in love
In a restless world like this is
Love is ended before it's begun
And too many moonlight kisses
Seem to cool in the warmth of the sun

When I give my heart it will be completely
Or I'll never give my heart
And the moment I can feel that you feel that way too
Is when I fall in love with you.

And the moment I can feel that you feel that way too
Is when I fall in love with you.


Track 15
Sebastian Klinger & Juergen Kruse - Spiegel Im Spiegel


Track 16
Ellie Goulding - How Long Will I Love You

Lyrics
How long will I love you?
As long as stars are above you
And longer, if I can.
How long will I need you?
As long as the seasons need to
Follow their plan.

How long will I be with you?
As long as the sea is bound to
Wash upon the sand.

How long will I want you?
As long as you want me to
And longer by far.
How long will I hold you?
As long as your father told you,
As long as you can.

How long will I give to you?
As long as I live through you
However long you say.

How long will I love you?
As long as stars are above you
And longer, if I may.

[Spoken:]
We're all traveling through time together
Every day of our lives.
All we can do is do our best
To relish this remarkable ride.


Capping this post with my favorite line from the movie.. "Life's a mixed bag, no matter who you are." Tim's dad said it. Just so true, eh?


4 comments:

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Czarina Mae said...

Sounds like a nice movie! Mapanood nga after ng exam ko. Haha! And I love the song "How Long Will I Love You" <3

Haha. Anyway, ewan. Bago ba yung header mo? Or baka di ko lang na notice last time.. Haha sorry!

And hindi rin lumalabas sa blogger feed ko yung updates mo. WHYYYYY :((

Melgie Campbell said...

I think the movie is so interesting, Sarap makinig ng music... Love your new lay-out sa blog:)
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Apple Borbon said...

@ilda. thanks! followed you back, dearie.

@czarina mae. go watcheeet! & tell me what you think. re: blog updates. naayos ko na syaaa! hopefully, okay na for good.

@melgie. thank you!