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Saturday, March 15, 2008

Cinema Paradiso and Tango

The other night, I was at home watching a movie I haven't seen in ages: Cinema Paradiso. This film is a heartfelt tribute to the art of movies, and to the people that love them. If you haven't seen this film before, or you haven't watched it for a long time, you should watch it soon. The story is so simple and sweet, and the emotional score by Ennio Morricone is sweepingly beautiful and haunting. (You might find it derivative of the score from The Untouchables that was released the year before Cinema Paradiso, but who cares...it's lovely to listen to.)

Watch this clip: I promise it will make you happy (it's the best part of the movie).

So with that music fresh in my mind, it was wonderful to find what Psyche at Tango With Wings just posted . A beautiful video of Horacio Godoy and Cecilia García dancing the most gorgeous performance to this same haunting music. I had no idea who Cecilia García was until about 15 minutes ago, and now she enchants me. Watching her dance to this music is wonderful.

Now watch this clip, and next time you're at a milonga, see if you can ask the dj to play this for you...and find someone wonderful to share it with.


Barbara March 15, 2008 at 2:11 PM  

That really gave me goosebumps. What a beautiful performance.

tangobaby March 15, 2008 at 2:45 PM  

Hello Barbara,

Thank you for visiting my blog. I agree with you entirely, that performance is goosebump-worthy. The beauty of tango--there is no other dance like it.

You wrote such a lovely post about Maryam. I am with you--Peacock Pavillions is someplace I need to visit, hopefully sooner than later! Those photos you had were gorgeous.

I'll look forward to checking out your blog and seeing what else you have there. ;-)

paris parfait March 17, 2008 at 5:01 PM  

Oh I love that movie! Thanks for the reminder and for the clip.