Saturday 14 December 2013

John Powell: Tango De Los Asesinos (Assassin's Tango)


Uploaded on Mar 28, 2009 by milaraven

This piece of music was featured in the 2005 film Mr. & Mrs. Smith starring Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. There isn't a video from the movie with the complete song, so I've chosen one of a number of amateur videos.

Wikipedia: John Powell
John Powell (born 18 September 1963) is an English composer and conductor, best known for his scores to motion pictures. After studying at London's Trinity College of Music, Powell rose to fame in the late 1990s and 2000s, scoring numerous animated films, in addition to his live-action collaborations with directors Doug Liman and Paul Greengrass. He has been based in Los Angeles since 1997 and has composed the scores to over fifty feature films. His 2010 score for the film How to Train Your Dragon earned him his first Academy Award nomination at the 83rd Academy Awards. He was a member of Hans Zimmer's music studio, Remote Control Productions, and collaborated frequently with other composers from the studio, including Harry Gregson-Williams and Zimmer himself.

Wikipedia: Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005 film)
Mr. & Mrs. Smith is a 2005 American romantic comedy action film directed by Doug Liman and written by Simon Kinberg. The original music score was composed by John Powell. The film stars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt as a bored married couple surprised to learn that they are both assassins hired by competing agencies to kill each other.

Uploaded on Nov 29, 2010 by mpreethip
YouTube: Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) -Mondo Bongo & Dance Scene

Published on Jun 28, 2012 by LynnJPS
YouTube: Mr. & Mrs. Smith 'Tango' BTS

my blog: Ballroom Dancing: A metaphor for men and women? - Sep 3/2010
The irony of having a female dance instructor did not escape me. I joked by saying that there I was at the age of 56 having a woman teach me how to be a man. Ha! Isabel was a superb teacher and I must add a good philosopher about life, love and the symbolism of dance as a metaphor for the relationship between a man and a woman. [smiles] I must confess that I was a little intimidated by her. She was after all my instructor and whenever I danced with her, I sort of felt like I was being marked. [laughs] Am I man enough to dance with Isabel?

John Powell: Tango De Los Asesinos (Assassin's Tango)
YouTube: John Powell ~ Tango De Los Asesinos (Assassin's Tango)
I have no idea where this video came from or who the dancers are, but this is an interesting dance recreation of the song. The tango as it should be: the eternal dance between a man and a woman. Sex with music.


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Walker Thornton said...

I watched a video of Chris Thile last night and was struck by the notion of how good sex is like the connection between musician and instrument... the sense of play, movement and feelings that arise from taking in the music. Your video speaks to that as well..the sensuousness of 'the dance'. Thank you ! This is a lovely video, I will use it in my post this week.

Unknown said...

There is just something about a tango. It is one of the most erotic, sensual dances out there.