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Comments about the soundtrack for The Mask of Zorro (James Horner)

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Re: Shedding some light on the dance scene
• Posted by: The Helper
• Date: Thursday, August 18, 2005, at 7:45 a.m.
• IP Address: dsl-80-44-254-251.access.as9105.com
• In Response to: Shedding some light on the dance scene (Genevieve)

> This is a copy of a thread I posted on another site:

> The music for the dance sequence is not on the soundtrack simply because
> it wasn't composed by James Horner (as all the other songs were).

> I believe the music for that scene was originally based on a famous folk
> song from the 1800's called "El Sombrero Blanco".

> The closest copy I found to it on Kazaa was a rendition by Enrique
> Rodriguez called "El Sombrero". The beginning sounds very much
> like the dance sequence, so I'm pretty sure that's it. There's also one by
> Los Churumbeles De Espaņa, but I think the one by Rodriguez is more
> similar. Keep in mind that the folk song is more upbeat -- in the movie
> version, they slowed it down, added more strings, and made it more
> dramatic.

> I agree that it's a beautiful song, especially combined with the sweeping
> movements of the camera, and, of course, Antonio & Catherine's
> dancing.

> I've also read that "El Sombrero Blanco" was also used in the
> 1940 film The Mark of Zorro, where Zorro (Tyrone Power) again dances to it
> to win the heart of a seņorita. But I haven't seen that film, so I
> couldn't say for sure.

> Hope that answers your question.

> From,
-Genevieve-
"a Zorro fan"
Thank you.

*JUST GO TO KAZAA AND TYPE IN: Mask of Zorro Dance Scene*




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  • Dance Scene  (10450 views)
       Anon. - Monday, September 17, 2001, at 6:35 p.m.
    •    Re: Dance Scene  (8727 views)
         barlow - Tuesday, September 21, 2004, at 9:49 a.m.
    •    Re: Dance Scene  (9536 views)
         Jamesey - Friday, December 28, 2001, at 8:27 a.m.
    •    Just because itīs not by Horner. *NM*  (9020 views)
         Maximus the Spaniard - Sunday, October 28, 2001, at 1:49 a.m.
    •    Re: Dance Scene  (9410 views)
         Dan - Wednesday, September 26, 2001, at 8:12 p.m.
      •    Re: Dance Scene  (8936 views)
           Willeke - Sunday, March 24, 2002, at 11:04 a.m.
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             Gwyneth - Friday, March 29, 2002, at 9:10 a.m.
          •    Re: Dance Scene  (8908 views)
               Marr - Sunday, March 31, 2002, at 1:00 p.m.
            •    Re: Dance Scene  (8490 views)
                 bryan - Sunday, January 4, 2004, at 2:57 p.m.
              •    Re: Dance Scene  (8462 views)
                   barlow - Tuesday, September 21, 2004, at 11:10 a.m.
              •    Shedding some light on the dance scene  (12223 views)
                   Genevieve - Saturday, January 17, 2004, at 12:41 a.m.
                •      Re: Shedding some light on the dance scene  (17257 views)    We're Here
                     The Helper - Thursday, August 18, 2005, at 7:45 a.m.


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