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    Reader comments on Assassination Tango

    Subject: Re: Assassination Tango succeeds!
    Date: Nov 24, 2004
    Sender: Floyd BakerPrevious | Next


    IMHO, Duvalls' entire purpose here is, first and foremost, to put forth the essence of Argentine Tango the dance. He is a long time lover of the dance and has, I understand, held teaching seminars at his ranch, he travels to BsAs to dance, has appeared in Natl. Geo. specials on Tango, etc. He even made this movie's title 'sound' the same.

    The origins, history and feelings behind Argentine Tango are based completely on melancholy.

    Poverty... Men outnumbering women by 10 to 1... Learning to dance just to hold one close for a few minutes. Constantly fighting over them. Mostly, learning to lose them with grace. The overriding concept of Argentine Tango is 2 men and one women...

    People need to understand more about this dance before they will understand the movie and it's meanings. It is full of subtleties and feelings that are what makes ATango what it is. It represents true life. It is the only dance that can be danced to any music, any tempo, any where. There is always a reason to tango...

    Google Tango to learn.


    Please be sure that is *Argentine Tango*. We do not mean what we've said to apply in any way to American Ballroom or Continental Tango. No way... Not! Nada! Heaven forbid... :-)



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    Re: Assassination Tango succeeds!

    I agree with you that the critic didn't know what he was talking about. I loved this atmospheric movie. I thought the tango scenes were hypnotic as did my husband who usually doesn't like this kind of movie. The scene with Manuela in the coffee shop was unusually authentic in that it did not seem like a movie. His going back to get the boots for his stepdaughter despite the risks exposed the soul of the character. But, the most telling scene was the last one as he and his "wife" and stepdaughter walked into their house. The aging hitman going back to his "normal" life.






    Comment index:

  • DUVALL'S LATEST   from JODI, Apr 29, 2003
  • Re: DUVALL'S LATEST   from angel, Jan 23, 2004
  • Asassination Tango   from J. Jones, May 26, 2003
  • Re: Asassination Tango   from Gotan, Jul 27, 2003
  • Re: Asassination Tango   from alan peterson, Dec 28, 2003
  • Re: Asassination Tango   from David, Aug 8, 2010
  • Assassination Tango succeeds!   from Justin Windsor, Dec 29, 2003
  • Re: Assassination Tango succeeds!   from collin, Dec 31, 2003
  • Re: Assassination Tango succeeds!   from Kathy, Jul 24, 2004
  • » Re: Assassination Tango succeeds! «   from Floyd Baker, Nov 24, 2004
  • Re: Assassination Tango succeeds!   from Joel, Aug 24, 2011
  • Loved it.   from Juan J, Dec 7, 2004
  • Re: Loved it.   from Joshua, Dec 7, 2004
  • fantastik geraldine   from Damiano N. Falco, Oct 18, 2005
  • DUVALL'S LATEST   from JODI, Apr 29, 2003
  • Re: DUVALL'S LATEST   from angel, Jan 23, 2004
  • Asassination Tango   from J. Jones, May 26, 2003
  • Re: Asassination Tango   from Gotan, Jul 27, 2003
  • Re: Asassination Tango   from alan peterson, Dec 28, 2003
  • Re: Asassination Tango   from David, Aug 8, 2010
  • Assassination Tango succeeds!   from Justin Windsor, Dec 29, 2003
  • Re: Assassination Tango succeeds!   from collin, Dec 31, 2003
  • Re: Assassination Tango succeeds!   from Kathy, Jul 24, 2004
  • » Re: Assassination Tango succeeds! «   from Floyd Baker, Nov 24, 2004
  • Re: Assassination Tango succeeds!   from Joel, Aug 24, 2011
  • Loved it.   from Juan J, Dec 7, 2004
  • Re: Loved it.   from Joshua, Dec 7, 2004
  • fantastik geraldine   from Damiano N. Falco, Oct 18, 2005