Friday, June 01, 2007

Science of Sleep

I’ve noticed that in the other music blogs at the other side of the world, everyone’s talking about this movie called ‘Science of Sleep’. Therefore, I decided to check it out for myself and I discovered that the movie wasn’t all that bad.

The story is about a daydreaming artist Stéphane who falls for Stephanie (who also happens to be his next door neighbor) while struggling to keep the world of his imagination from unraveling his growing romance. It’s called ‘Science of Sleep’ because it’s all about sleeping and dreaming and not being able to tell the difference between reality and fantasy - or rather your dream.

The film is directed by Michel Gondry who last directed Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, for which he won an Academy Award for screenwriting. He’s also directed countless music videos for artists such as the White Stripes, Radiohead and Björk.

The script is full of wit and simply amusing, although sometimes it may seem a bit improper to some, but at least it’s real and honest and is in fact what every man really wants to say to a woman. The music, on the other hand is wonderful. The most serene music score I’ve ever heard for the reason that it allows you to indulge in the stillness and emptiness of life.

The movie may come out a little too weird for some, but it might just be worth it.

|mp3| Jean-Michel Bernard - Science of Sleep (OST)

|mp3| Dick Annegarn – Coutances (A French song, because 3 languages are spoken in this film; Spanish, French and English)

|mp3| Chanson des Chats – If You Rescue Me

Above are all the music from the motion picture. For official site, click here.