Posted by: MA <Send E-Mail> Date: Friday, December 6, 2002, at 8:17 a.m. IP Address: 184.108.40.206
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> This is absolutely one of my favorite films. Fans of Antonio Banderas will
> fall in love all over again when he tells his wife, "I am someone -
> more like myself when I am with you...." To me that is incredibly
> romantic. When the difference between love and lust is explained to
> Banderas' character by his friend and business partner, Banderas states,
> "I want to give her everything, and I want to take everything from
> her...." In my opinion, that's the kind of love many people want from
> their lover.... His love for her is incredibly unconditional, as he proves
> at the end of the movie. Maybe he was a fool, but everyone needs to be
> loved like this at least once in their lives.....Jolie does put it on a
> bit - (is she like that in real life?) but that didn't take away from the
> beauty of the story, at least not for me.
I encountered this review because I'm trying to locate a copy of the soundtrack. I love the music from this movie. it's got an African flavor. I think Blanchard was brilliant and inspired. I especially enjoy the opening theme which is replayed throughout the film in a a variety of modes. I also especially enjoy the excitement and intensity of the drums during the scene when Banderas' character is flying home on his horse when he realizes he's been deceived.