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

Ashley
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Lenka
Beginning of the movie   Sunday, May 22, 2005 (11:28 a.m.) 

At the very beginning when Oskar Schindler is just sitting in the restaurant smoking and observing the crowd, there are violins playing. Now, I don't know if it's any type of song, but I really like it, and was wondering if it had a certain name or was actually on the soundtrack.

Thanks in advance!

-Ashley

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Lenka
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Will
Re: Beginning of the movie   Wednesday, June 22, 2005 (6:17 a.m.) 

> At the very beginning when Oskar Schindler is just sitting in the
> restaurant smoking and observing the crowd, there are violins playing.
> Now, I don't know if it's any type of song, but I really like it, and was
> wondering if it had a certain name or was actually on the soundtrack.

> Thanks in advance!

> -Ashley
Ashley, it's Carlos Gardel and the songname's True Lies - Tango


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Re: Beginning of the movie   Sunday, June 26, 2005 (9:49 a.m.) 

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 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000005IX3/qid=1119804456/sr=2-1/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_1/104-8539186-0968758. 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

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Re: Beginning of the movie   Tuesday, December 27, 2005 (12:42 p.m.) 

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 http://www.todotango.com/, 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.

Julio

> 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
> http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000005IX3/qid=1119804456/sr=2-1/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_1/104-8539186-0968758
> . 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


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