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Comments about the soundtrack for Schindler's List (John Williams)

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Re: Beginning of the movie
• Posted by: Julio Cesar Torres dos Santos   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Tuesday, December 27, 2005, at 12:42 p.m.
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• In Response to: Re: Beginning of the movie (Will)

Well, actually, this is a traditional tango song, from Argentina, composed by one of the greatest tango's ever, Carlos Gardel. As you can see, Gardel's argentinian, and there is no way he would have given an English name to one of its compositions. The real name of the music is "Por una cabeza" - True Lies is merely the name of a film which has this lovely tune in.

Por una cabeza has also wonderful lyrics, which is sang and widely known in Argentina, Brazil, etc... I suggest you to take a look at, a site specialized on tango, where you can find tango's history, some other composers, lyrics for the musics, and of course, lots of info about Gardel.

Hope I have helped.


> I'm not sure what the song playing on the radio is, but the tango you are
> thinking of is "Por Una Cabeza", written by Carlos Gardel.
> During the early 1990s, the piece was used in "Scent of a
> Woman", this film, and in "True Lies" a year later.

> Although it is performed in the film by a small group, a very close
> approximation can be found on an album called The Tango Project, available
> at
> . The rest of the album is really good as well, but if you prefer, the
> piece (and one more tango) is available on the soundtrack album for
> "Scent of a Woman" as well.

> Hope this helps,

> Will

Todo Tango

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       Ashley - Sunday, May 22, 2005, at 11:28 a.m.
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         Lenka - Wednesday, June 22, 2005, at 6:17 a.m.
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           Will - Sunday, June 26, 2005, at 9:49 a.m.
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             Julio Cesar Torres dos Santos - Tuesday, December 27, 2005, at 12:42 p.m.

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