Ok, here's a good one. As you might of noticed, "The Diving Bell & The Buttefly," directed by the insufferable, but highly likeable artisan Julian Schnabel, is one of our favorite films of the year and we've blogged about this excellent French film and its exquisite soundtrack many times. (it's also a dark horse Oscar hopeful which we're rooting for).
So now we've got 5 copies of the soundtrack to giveaway - a soundtrack album that just came out this past Tuesday (December 11) via Hollywood record that won't actually have a physical release (you can only get it digitally in stores). However, we do have 5 physical copies to give away.
To win you have to answer our trivia question and email us. The question is a bit more difficult than usual, but the answer is on our site (use the search function in the top right corner). So here it is: Which actress in 'Diving Bell' sings on the soundtrack, which song is it (listed below) and what famous director is she married to? So it's kind of a 3 part question, but it's kind of easy if you search. *Update*: thanks for playing, all copies are gone.
The 'Diving Bell' digital disc features 8 tracks used in the film including u2's Ultra Violtet (Light My Way)," The Velvet Underground classic "Pale Blue Eyes," and a very excellent and underappreciated track by Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros called, "Ramshackle Day Parade." The movie itself utlizies many more songs and if you're curious, we've listed them all out in a previous 'Diving Bell' music post.
What's the film about? As we wrote before:
Schnabel directed ("Basquiat" and "Before Night Falls") the film which is adapted from the memoir by ex-French Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby who at 42 suffered a debilitating stroke that left him entirely paralyzed save for his left eye. He learned how to communicate via a blinking method with his eye and painstakingly wrote an entire book about his "trapped-in syndrome" experience dying from pneumonia about a week after the novel was published. The film is imaginatively told, extremely moving, powerful and gorgeous to look at.The music certainly helps too. For additional details on the film, our initial review back in September is here. The 'Diving Bell' site has started a grassroots promo SHARE campaign where people who loved the film are leaving video and writen testimonials. Get the word out if you feel passionately enough.
'The Diving Bell & The Butterfly' Soundtrack tracklist
1. Charles Trenet - La Mer
2. The Dirtbombs - Chains of Love
3. Tom Waits - All the World Is Green
4. U2 - Ultra Violet (Light My Way)
5. Ultra Orange & Emmanuelle - Don't Kiss Me Goodbye
6. The Velvet Underground - Pale Blue Eyes
7. Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros - Ramshackle Day Parade
8. Paul Cantelon - Theme For the Diving Bell and the Butterfly