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asilbuch
(NoVA)
Posted: Oct 02, 2017 10:19
 

Sooo beautiful, soothing....ahhhhh
Raechel
Posted: Jul 08, 2017 10:31
 

 hugogdt wrote:

100% agree. And the music is essential part of the movie, together with Paris, the surrealism and good mood around it ... lovely

 
Yes!
passsion8
(over the hills and far away)
Posted: May 08, 2017 10:02
 

 altblues1 wrote:
There is an animated short film that uses this song; No dialogue, just this beautiful piece of music to illustrate the wonders of childhood, the disillusion of coming of age, horrors of war, meloncoloy of aging, sadness of loss.

 
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2p2fpy
CeluiquiCherche
Posted: Apr 07, 2017 20:57
 

France rules !
kcar
Posted: Jan 30, 2017 13:38
 

 hugogdt wrote:

100% agree. And the music is essential part of the movie, together with Paris, the surrealism and good mood around it ... lovely

 
{#Yes}
mojcamojca77
(On the sunny side of the Alps:-))
Posted: Nov 30, 2016 5:40
 

 CeliaMarsh wrote:
Sooooo beautiful... 

 
{#Daisy}yes!
justin4kick
(The Netherlands)
Posted: Nov 30, 2016 5:39
 

 altblues1 wrote:
There is an animated short film that uses this song; No dialogue, just this beautiful piece of music to illustrate the wonders of childhood, the disillusion of coming of age, horrors of war, meloncoloy of aging, sadness of loss.

 
Is it on YouTube? Do you have a link?
CeliaMarsh
Posted: Oct 05, 2016 6:03
 

Sooooo beautiful... 
Azrica
(Tyre, Lebanon)
Posted: May 25, 2016 6:59
 

🗼
altblues1
Posted: May 25, 2016 6:58
 

There is an animated short film that uses this song; No dialogue, just this beautiful piece of music to illustrate the wonders of childhood, the disillusion of coming of age, horrors of war, meloncoloy of aging, sadness of loss.
MrsTom
Posted: May 25, 2016 6:56
 

RP - teaching me to love piano again 
hugogdt
(Uppsala)
Posted: Jan 19, 2016 2:48
 

 justin4kick wrote:

The movie is pure magic. One of the best I have ever seen.

 
100% agree. And the music is essential part of the movie, together with Paris, the surrealism and good mood around it ... lovely
dicentim
Posted: Jan 19, 2016 2:47
 

Amélie...ha, oui !!!!   {#Heartkiss}
justin4kick
(The Netherlands)
Posted: Nov 17, 2015 8:52
 

 yougivememosi wrote:
Ok tune, unimaginably irritating movie 
 
The movie is pure magic. One of the best I have ever seen.
yougivememosi
Posted: Jul 15, 2015 0:32
 

Ok tune, unimaginably irritating movie 
Peter_Bradshaw
(UK)
Posted: Mar 31, 2014 6:19
 

{#Hearteyes} ...... "Outstanding" liking this a lot
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Feb 27, 2014 12:32
 

 Kaw wrote:
Don't like it. It sounds intelligent, but if you take a look to the structure of the song it is a poor attempt of simple tricks that accidentally sounds better than it should.
On the other hand: the movie is very good. Our daughter's second name is Amelie. I don't think that it is a coincidence.

 
"Accidentally sounds better than it should"?  That would be a good album title.
84MacGuy
(Portlandia, Oregon)
Posted: Oct 23, 2013 19:05
 

I thought I was listening to another tune by Ludovico Einaudi.  Just as good I must say.
 
dig
Posted: Sep 22, 2013 9:08
 

Sunday morning rainy day set working well on this rainy day Sunday morning.
slider23
(silent Russia)
Posted: Sep 22, 2013 9:08
 

Too many Tiersen around..
mojcamojca77
(Idrija)
Posted: Aug 22, 2013 2:30
 

so nice, full of mildness!
JanL
(Epaux-Bézu (France))
Posted: Jan 13, 2013 14:55
 

Sublime !
Kaw
(Apeldoorn (The Netherlands))
Posted: Jun 07, 2012 7:41
 

Don't like it. It sounds intelligent, but if you take a look to the structure of the song it is a poor attempt of simple tricks that accidentally sounds better than it should.
On the other hand: the movie is very good. Our daughter's second name is Amelie. I don't think that it is a coincidence.
vanmas
(Leiden, Netherlands)
Posted: Jun 07, 2012 7:35
 

Beautiful!
Movie also!
marksda
Posted: May 06, 2012 14:01
 

Comfort Eagle by Cake was released on 24 July 2001.

<...> And the fluffy white lines, that the airplane leaves behind
Are drifting right in front, of the waning of the moon He is handling the money, he's serving the food
He knows about your party, he is calling you "Dude" Now do you believe, in the one big sign
the doublewide shine, on the boot heels of your prime? Doesn't matter if you're skinny, doesn't matter if you're fat
You can dress up like a sultan, in your onion head hat We are building a religion, we are making a brand
We're the only ones to turn to, when your castles turn to sand Take a bite of this apple, Mr. corporate events
Take a walk through the jungle, of cardboard shanties and tents Some people drink Pepsi, some people drink Coke
The wacky morning DJ, says democracy's a joke He says now do you believe, in the one big song?
He's now accepting callers, who would like to sing along She says, do you believe, in the one true edge?
By fastening your safety belts, and stepping towards the ledge <...>
FlatCat
(Chicago)
Posted: Oct 29, 2011 9:05
 

 Businessgypsy wrote:
FWIW, CAKE was intended to be understood as a verb, as in "did that acid soaked dirt cake on your jeans?" Their music is sufficiently dark, complex and clever for me, but your results may vary.

FlatCat: I'm no Philip Glass fan, but this was used as incidental music for a film score. An arty, emotive film. If it establishes that atmosphere, the composer's work is done. May be a bit out of context just flapping around here on the floor, but I like it (and love thrash klezmer).


 
Indeed, I have now seen the movie since I wrote that and the music was appropriate to it. But it still doesn't stand well on its own for me.

But I learned something. I had NO idea that Cake was a verb. All these years. I actually like a lot of their stuff. Short Skirt-Long Jacket is a  brilliant evocations of our era. But I will defend to the death anyone's right not to like them.

Businessgypsy
(Deepest, Darkest Florida)
Posted: Apr 23, 2011 5:10
 

 Cynaera wrote:
...CAKE? They doomed themselves from the start by naming their band that and then producing what really does amount to the musical equivalent of a piece of food with mostly air, a lot of sugar, and too many calories.)...
  FWIW, CAKE was intended to be understood as a verb, as in "did that acid soaked dirt cake on your jeans?" Their music is sufficiently dark, complex and clever for me, but your results may vary.

FlatCat: I'm no Philip Glass fan, but this was used as incidental music for a film score. An arty, emotive film. If it establishes that atmosphere, the composer's work is done. May be a bit out of context just flapping around here on the floor, but I like it (and love thrash klezmer).


Cynaera
(South of Neanderthal)
Posted: Mar 22, 2011 16:06
 

FlatCat wrote:
Why do I hate this so, when it is so highly rated? (Don't answer that.) But there is something about those repeated 1-5-8 chords (Phillip Glass) with the ever-so-emotive pauses. Like a modern house with concrete walls and steel furniture: "Oh it's so arty! Oh it's so serious!" Oh, it's so pretentious. Oh it's so barren.

When they send me to Guantanamo, they will alernate this with klesmer music, and I will confess to anything.

 rcurrier wrote:

Too each his own, certainly, but the reason I like it is because it strikes a perfect balance between being simple (simplistic? minimalist?) enough to not have to concentrate on, while at the same time having enough complexity to stand up to more focused listening. But then I like klezmer. I guess we'll be in different cell blocks in Gitmo—I'll be in the one where they play Cake all day.
 
You're killing me here. I like this song, but I have NO idea who/what "klezmer/klesmer" is...  Sadly, my musical education is still in its infancy, so while people like you argue about nuance and method and chord progressions, I'm happily sucking on a pacifier and dancing to Katrina and the Waves (well, because Wagner can be so dark, and come on - CAKE? They doomed themselves from the start by naming their band that and then producing what really does amount to the musical equivalent of a piece of food with mostly air, a lot of sugar, and too many calories.)

Um - I think I just chewed through my pacifier. {#Lol}
socalhol
(Seattle)
Posted: Mar 22, 2011 15:56
 

very nice — thanks for slipping it into the mix!
nicolewe
Posted: Sep 14, 2010 9:45
 

Beautful, emotional piece.{#Wave}{#Yes}{#Umbrella}
SinisterDexter
Posted: Jul 12, 2010 11:37
 

Is Pee Wee Herman the brother of Amelie?  The likeness is uncanny. {#Cool}



seejay54
(New Jersey)
Posted: Jun 10, 2010 14:57
 

Just an incredibly beautiful, wistful song... heartbreaking. Love it. 
plaice3
Posted: Jan 03, 2010 14:38
 

one of my favorite movies ...
modernrelics
(Leicestershire, UK)
Posted: Nov 19, 2008 0:46
 

My favourite song by my one of my favourite artists from my favourite movie.  Bliss :)
dburges
(Seattle, WA)
Posted: Jul 15, 2008 16:19
 

Mash it up with Tears for Fears' Mad World and you've got an entry for the Donnie Darko 2 soundtrack.
alph
(Honolulu)
Posted: Jul 15, 2008 16:19
 

rcurrier wrote:
Too each his own, certainly, but the reason I like it is because it strikes a perfect balance between being simple (simplistic? minimalist?) enough to not have to concentrate on, while at the same time having enough complexity to stand up to more focused listening. But then I like klezmer. I guess we'll be in different cell blocks in Gitmo--I'll be in the one where they play Cake all day.
C'mon, there are far more torturous compositions than this or anything Cake recorded. Consider the following: Mili Vanilli Night Ranger Hannah Montana Hannah Montana's Dad This list is merely the tip of the iceberg (and i hope i'm not giving the Bush administration any ideas here).
a_genuine_find
(Nieuw Amsterdam)
Posted: Jun 14, 2008 3:48
 

prickelpit96 wrote:
:meditate: godlike...
:yes:
rcurrier
(San Juan Capistrano, CA)
Posted: Mar 11, 2008 17:22
 

FlatCat wrote:
Why do I hate this so, when it is so highly rated? (Don't answer that.) But there is something about those repeated 1-5-8 chords (Phillip Glass) with the ever-so-emotive pauses. Like a modern house with concrete walls and steel furniture: "Oh it's so arty! Oh it's so serious!" Oh, it's so pretentious. Oh it's so barren. When they send me to Guantanamo, they will alernate this with klesmer music, and I will confess to anything.
Too each his own, certainly, but the reason I like it is because it strikes a perfect balance between being simple (simplistic? minimalist?) enough to not have to concentrate on, while at the same time having enough complexity to stand up to more focused listening. But then I like klezmer. I guess we'll be in different cell blocks in Gitmo--I'll be in the one where they play Cake all day.
Detlaps
(Littlerock, too close to Los Angeles)
Posted: Mar 11, 2008 17:18
 

:yawn:
decorgirl
(Alberta, Canada)
Posted: Mar 11, 2008 17:17
 

I really love this track... it's mesmerizing & uplifting.
prickelpit96
(Hannover, Germany)
Posted: Sep 05, 2007 3:14
 

Frater_Kork wrote:
It sure is an outstanding movie, by artsy style do you mean European? ;)
Sounds reasonable. :bounce: :whistle:
Frater_Kork
(Uppsala, Sweden)
Posted: Aug 20, 2007 7:40
 

UltraNurd wrote:
I had to watch this one with my artsy sister so she could explain it all to me :oD.
It sure is an outstanding movie, by artsy style do you mean European? ;)
Brestois
(Swords, Co. Dublin, Ireland)
Posted: Aug 20, 2007 7:37
 

Oh my, that's good. And that's not just because I'm a smelly cheese.
prickelpit96
(Hannover, Germany)
Posted: Aug 20, 2007 7:35
 

:meditate: godlike...
Chumbawamba-1984
Posted: Jul 19, 2007 20:04
 

We had Amélie Poulin in loop in our local independent theatre (Esquire theatre of Cincinnati) from October 2001 to April 2002 if I remember well. A huge success for a uncultured city like this. The music of Yann Tiersen is a masterpiece all the way, even if he does not recognize it as a major creation of his. He happens to consider it as a stand alone besides the movie.
MrsAustin
(New Hampshire)
Posted: Jul 11, 2007 9:28
 

UltraNurd wrote:
With or without accent? I have the French spelling of Nicolas, and I basically have to correct the spelling with every institution I'm associated with (work, college, grad school, customer sites, etc.).
Don't have to answer the accent question, we had a boy! We gave him a nice Irish name. :jump:
UltraNurd
(Boston, MA)
Posted: Jun 18, 2007 9:50
 

MrsAustin wrote:
Hubby and I just decided to name our baby girl (if that's what we have on May 19th!) Amelie Olive... Naturally, we love the movie!
With or without accent? I have the French spelling of Nicolas, and I basically have to correct the spelling with every institution I'm associated with (work, college, grad school, customer sites, etc.).
MrsAustin
(New Hampshire)
Posted: May 02, 2007 11:17
 

Hubby and I just decided to name our baby girl (if that's what we have on May 19th!) Amelie Olive... Naturally, we love the movie!
UltraNurd
(Boston, MA)
Posted: May 02, 2007 11:15
 

Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
What an outstanding movie and soundtrack!
I had to watch this one with my artsy sister so she could explain it all to me :oD.
FlatCat
(Chicago)
Posted: Apr 16, 2007 13:37
 

Why do I hate this so, when it is so highly rated? (Don't answer that.) But there is something about those repeated 1-5-8 chords (Phillip Glass) with the ever-so-emotive pauses. Like a modern house with concrete walls and steel furniture: "Oh it's so arty! Oh it's so serious!" Oh, it's so pretentious. Oh it's so barren. When they send me to Guantanamo, they will alernate this with klesmer music, and I will confess to anything.