Luis Enriquez Bacalov - Bicycle (Bicicletta)

Artist: Luis Enriquez Bacalov

Song: Bicycle (Bicicletta)

Album: The Postman – Original Soundtrack (1995)

The Postman is the soundtrack of the 1994 Academy Award-winning film The Postman (original title: Il Postino). The original score was composed by Luis Enríquez Bacalov.

The album won the Academy Award for Best Original Dramatic Score and the BAFTA Award for Best Film Music.

Romantic, charming, yet simple and poignant is the main theme from the Postman. As if that weren't beautiful enough, it is also recorded in various arrangements (harpsichord and string, for one, anda guitar and bandoneon versio). All are delightful!

What was also a pleasant surprise was the poetry recitals on the CD (these were not actually in the movie). I found myself repeatedly listening to Morning by Sting and to Poetry by Miranda Richardson. Much of the music is accompanied by the beautiful themes of the movie, too. Perhaps the greatest consequence of the CD was that it led me to Neruda's Poetry (love sonnets, odes). The poetry on the disc is just the surface. Did you know Neruda won the Nobel Prize for his beautiful poetry in 1971?

Musically and poetically, this CD is a must-have.



the movie

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Socialist Neruda wrote a lovely "Ode to Bicycles" which turns bike into an anthropomorphic beetle, much like a Kafka story.