hutch0 (hutch0) wrote,

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things you can do with the internet

I mentioned, some considerable while ago, Mamoru Oshii's 2001 film Avalon, which is notable for a number of reasons. For one thing, it's a cracking little film, Oshii's only live-action feature, a tale of players in a virtual reality game, and I can't recommend it highly enough. For another thing, it was filmed in Poland, with Polish actors. And it includes one of the most haunting pieces of music I've ever heard. I hesitate to call this an Oshii trademark, but Ghost In The Shell also included a three or four minute sequence set to an absolutely exquisite score, which I'm still trying to track down.
Anyway, I've been trying to find this piece of music for a while to share with you so you'd understand what I was raving about, and I finally found it on YouTube. So here are two versions. The first is a clip from the film itself and features Malgorzata Foremniak, the third most beautiful Polish woman on the face of the earth. The second clip, I think, may be the album version. The music's written by Kenji Kawai and performed by Elzbieta Towarnicka and the Warsaw Philharmonic.
Get the film. It is a little masterpiece. Srsly.

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