buh . . . but . . . WHY?
Just put in a DVD of a Japanese film (Ichi).
The music playing on the menu screen is a Japanese-language rendition* of “The Wind that Shakes the Barley.”
Just . . . what? The hell?
Aaaaand now it’s playing over the credits. I am very curious to see if the plot of the film somehow mirrors or makes use of the events in that song. (Minus, one presumes, the specific Irish context.)
Jesus! It doesn’t just sound like Lisa Gerrard, it is her voice!
Okay, I’ll stop live-blogging the movie’s musical choices now.
*I’m presuming that’s what they’re singing. Can’t understand the lyrics enough to be sure. The melody, however, is unmistakable.