I got the idea to make posts about famous movie dance scenes from movies that I still enjoy very much – when I posted an amazing Argentine tango video with the US band “OK Go” performing their hit “Skyscrapers” yesterday.
I love a good movie … I love great music and I love dancing, so I will call this section “the dance scene”. Please join me on the dance floor. *smile
When I was 16 and just moved to Gothenburg – my mum put me in a ballroom dancing school – and I kept on dancing there for nearly 3 years – until more interesting things came along, I suppose they were in shapes of young men. I just love ballroom dancing, especially the Vienna waltz and tango, but I never danced Argentine tango. The most passionate and sensual dance there is.
Argentine tango is such a sensual dance and I think that is why we remember those dancing scenes most; Chicago, Moulin Rough, Shall We Dance, Evita, Never Say Never Again, Assassination Tango, True Lies, Nine, Sent of A Woman, Easy Virtue, Solider of Orange, Rent, Mr 6 Mrs Smith and Valentino of course in The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse from 1921.
Some actors are better dancers than others; Antonio Banderas is the best … and Sean Connery is one of the worst, but they all did a good and enjoyable afford.
Antonio Banderas is my all time favorite tango dancing actor and provides the the best tango moves in “Take The Lead” dancing together with Katya Virshilas. The movie is based on the life of Pierre Dulaine, a well-known ballroom dancer and a dance instructor, known for ‘Dancing Classrooms’.
But my favorite tango scene is from “Easy Virtue” with Colin Firth and Jessica Biel from 2008. Stephan Elliott is the director. Maybe not the best tango dancers, but I really like the scene. The tango is called “Easy Virtue Tango” preformed and composed by Sophie Solomon.
Sophie Solomon (1978) is a British violinist, songwriter and composer. She started to play violin at the age of 2.
Kristin Scott Thomas
“Easy Virtue” is a comedy and romance movie about a young Englishman marries a glamorous American. When he brings her home to meet the parents, she arrives like a blast from the future – blowing their British stuffiness out the window.
“Easy Virtue” is a adaptation of Noel Coward’s play. Director Stephan Elliot (The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert) has done a brilliant job.
Somebody has called it a very funny, heart-warming and delightfully movie, couldn’t agree more – and I like anything with Colin Firth. Colin Firth provides excellent acting as a member of the “lost generation” who revolts on his impossible wife (Kristin Scott Thomas) and besotted son.
Jessica Biel plays Larita, a young American widow in the 1920’s making her living as a motorist. She’s the first woman ever to win the Grand Prix in Monte Carlo, a feminist long before her time, which attracts the attention of Brit John Whittaker (Ben Barnes). Jessica Biel’s acting and her character are memorable. (quote from Neil Welch, imdb)
It’s a very sexy movie too and with sexy, I mean between Jessica Biel and Colin Firth. An very unlikely pair.
“Easy Virtue” is easy on both ears and eyes. It’s witty and wonderful.
“The length of a film should be directly related to
the endurance of the human bladder.”
I’m lucky to find Jessica Biel singing “Mad About The Boy” from movie … a brilliant old song and she handles the song great. Or what do you think ?????
Information retained from imdb.com and wikipedia.com – thank you so much!
Images provided by and thanks to;
Gallery 1: syracuse.com/moviejamanonline.sit.bz/
Gallery 2; theguardian.com/baike.sogou.com/notrecinema.com/