Tango Argentino > Movies About Tango

Discussion in 'Tango Argentino' started by DanceMentor, Feb 21, 2003.

  1. DanceMentor

    DanceMentor Administrator

  2. Anonymous

    Anonymous New Member

    Tango the Obsession

    I find it rather strange to list Adam Boucher's film Tango:The Obsession as a Copes film. This documentary features a number of dancers. Carlos Copello is the most prominent.
  3. DanceMentor

    DanceMentor Administrator

    Welcome, El Rey del Tango!

    Thanks for pointing that out about Copes. I must have read incorrectly. I changed the notation.

    So what are some other good Tango movies or movies featuring a Tango performance?
    (I just remembered "Scent of a Woman". I'm going to add that one to the list).
  4. DancePoet

    DancePoet Well-Known Member

    Assassination Tango
  5. pascal

    pascal Active Member

    Tango (Saura)
    Would be The tango lesson, if Sally Potter had just directed and not played.
    Certainly not Assasination [of] tango.
    Never seen Tango Bar. Saw "Parfum de femme", but a long time ago when I had not yet taken up A.T, and I can't remember the scene.
  6. newbie

    newbie Well-Known Member

    Some Like It Hot, the tango scene
  7. DancePoet

    DancePoet Well-Known Member

    I vaguely recall a tango in True Lies.
  8. ReneeJoan

    ReneeJoan New Member

    There's a breathtakingly beautiful tango in Indochine between Catherine Deneuve and her adopted Vietnamese daughter when Catherine Deneuve starts dancing tango with her to keep the girl away from CD's young French officer lover who is attracted to the girl. It's really exquisite.

    And for sheer joyous camp, don't forget in the first Addams Family movie (the one with Raoul Julia and Angelica Houston) where Gomez and Morticia dance this incredibly over the top tango, complete with the rose in the teeth, and flames of fire igniting on the dance floor. I need to watch that again. I haven't seen that movie since before I started dancing tango.

    In Chicago, of course, there is the Cell Block Tango, but it is so modern and stylized that only an experienced and serious tango student would even recognize it as tango. I mean, sure, I recognized all the movements, but it would be hard to call it tango, mostly because it was done as a prodution number, and not as a partnership dance. But, it was still very interesting. Anything Bob Fosse did is worth studying, even though this was another choreographer's interpretation of Bob Fosse's original choreography, and it was re-done for film rather than for stage. Still, it was fascinating.

    I don't remember a tango in Some Like It Hot!!! Gives me an excuse to watch it again!!

  9. casa

    casa New Member

    Guess which one is my favourite ?
  10. naranjo en flor

    naranjo en flor New Member

    I love Gardel's movies. Particulary, "Eldía que me quieras"I've bought some of them at Farolatino.com
    I think that it's a site from Argentina
  11. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Hmm. I saw this movie long before my dancing days. The tango didn't stick with me. :? Gotta check it out.
  12. naranjo en flor

    naranjo en flor New Member

    Do yo know that Astor Piazzolla appeared in one of Carlos Gardel's movies when we was a kid? I think taht it was in "Mi Buenos Aires querido" (nice film too!!)
  13. naranjo en flor

    naranjo en flor New Member

    Check this link. You'll find wonderful Tango DVDs

  14. DancePoet

    DancePoet Well-Known Member

    I saw this movie, too! Very good film, Catherine Deneuve was super!

    Don't recall the dance. Bummer. Maybe I can find it somewhere to watch this movie again.
  15. chachachacat

    chachachacat Well-Known Member

    I am always tickled pink to see partner dancing in any movie or any form of media.
    Tango is especially powerful and passionate. I adored the Cell Block Tango. I would give my life to dance and sing! a number like that on film! I loved that whole movie.

    I saw a touring Tango theatre performance in San Diego many moons ago - about 15? maybe? It was extremely powerful, emotional, not merely sexy,[1] but all the way to scary, with all kinds of political stuff, whipping and strange stuff.
    I can't rememeber the name of it. It was dancing, of course, several vignettes, storytelling. Did anyone see this?

    [1] I never thought I'd say "merely sexy"!! :!:
  16. macha

    macha New Member

    In ALW's The Phantom of the Opera, "Past the Point of No Return" aka Don Juan Triumphant was a PERFECT OPPORTUNITY for a tango, but did they take it? NOOOO.

    Dont' get me wrong- I'm of the opinion that it's blasphemy not to LOVE that movie (by gawd), but gosh darnit!- it had GERRY BUTLER, Emmy Rossum, Minnie Driver, all these hot people, smouldering music and subtext... and no tango.

    THAT was a lamentable mess.

  17. newbie

    newbie Well-Known Member

    Saw "Shall we dance" in the plane to Buenos-Aires. There is a scene where Richard Gere and Jennifer Lopez dance on Gotan Project's "Santa Maria". But I don't know exactly what they're dancing. It's not A.T., and it doesn't look like competitive ballroom A.T. It seems they're not dancing, just taking poses for a photograph.
  18. salsamale

    salsamale New Member

  19. Me

    Me New Member

    The opening theme for the movie Twelve Monkeys is a Piazzolla piece. They never tango'd though. Just... time travelled and shot each other. (Good movie!)
  20. bordertangoman

    bordertangoman Well-Known Member

    Yes its Punte del Este Suite which you can download from www.7digital.com

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