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eBook The Tango Lesson ePub

by Sally Potter

  • ISBN: 0571191665
  • Category: Movies
  • Subcategory: Entertainment
  • Author: Sally Potter
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber (March 1, 1998)
  • Pages: 106
  • ePub book: 1668 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1668 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 734

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The Tango Lesson is about a woman who becomes fascinated with learning the Tango. in Paris and Buenos Aires

The Tango Lesson is about a woman who becomes fascinated with learning the Tango. in Paris and Buenos Aires. And she finds the perfect teachers. and by the end of the movie you want to know more about her. Is this autobiographical? Or just a fantasy?

Pablo Veron Sally Potter. The duel between Potter and Veron is all the more fascinating because it is about the wisdom of passion, rather than the temptation

Pablo Veron Sally Potter. THE TANGO LESSON is about a female filmmaker who discovers and falls in-love with the tango. In between bouts of writing a screenplay for Hollywood with which she finds herself increasingly dissatisfied she places herself under the tutelage of Pablo, an Argentinean tango dancer living in Paris. The duel between Potter and Veron is all the more fascinating because it is about the wisdom of passion, rather than the temptation. The score, partly composed by Potter, is so seductive that for the first time in years I walked out of the screening and down the street and bought the soundtrack.

The Tango Lesson book. The screenplay is accompanied by Sally Potter's recollections of her first encounter with the tango, as well as notes which guided her creation of the film. The Tango Lesson is about a female film-maker who discovers the tango  .

A screenplay by the writer/director of Orlando

A screenplay by the writer/director of Orlando. A female film-maker, struggling with the writing of her new film, gradually abandons herself to the physical world of the tango, under the tutelage of an Argentinian living and performing in Paris. They fall in love and strike a bargain.

SP - a female film-maker - is struggling with the writing of her new film. Growing more and more dissatisfied with what she is creating, she gradually abandons herself to the physical world of the tango. She places herself under the tutelage of Pablo, an Argentinian tango dancer living and performing in Paris. As the lessons proceed, they fall in love and strike a bargain - if he will make her into a tango dancer, she will make him into a movie star.

The Tango Lesson (Spanish: La lección de tango) is a 1997 drama film written and directed by Sally Potter. It is a l film starring Potter and Pablo Verón, about Argentinian Tango. The film, a co-production of Argentina, France, Germany, Netherlands and the United Kingdom, was produced by Christopher Sheppard in Britain and Oscar Kramer in Argentina, and was shot mostly in black and white in Paris and Buenos Aires

With Sally Potter, Pablo Verón, Morgane Maugran, Géraldine Maillet A scriptwriter comes to Paris to work on her film. There she takes up tango lessons and forms a relationship with the dancer. Director: Sally Potter. Writer: Sally Potter.

With Sally Potter, Pablo Verón, Morgane Maugran, Géraldine Maillet. A scriptwriter comes to Paris to work on her film.

Written and directed by Sally Potter (Orlando), The Tango Lesson is the story of a filmmaker, Sally (Sally Potter), who becomes dissatisfied with her latest screenplay (vividly illustrated in luscious color) and stumbles upon an Argentinean tango dancer (Pablo Veron). She places herself under Pablo’s tutelage and together they explore their spiritual and artistic connections. It soon becomes clear that they each want very different things from each other

Director: Sally POTTER. Film: "The Tango Lesson".

Director: Sally POTTER. Film:"Tango Lessons". Film: "The Tango Lesson"

SP - a female film-maker - is struggling with the writing of her new film. Growing more and more dissatisfied with what she is creating, she gradually abandons herself to the physical world of the tango. She places herself under the tutelage of Pablo, an Argentinian tango dancer living and performing in Paris. As the lessons proceed, they fall in love and strike a bargain - if he will make her into a tango dancer, she will make him into a movie star. He accomplishes his side of the bargain when they perform in public, but her attempt to make a film with Pablo in Buenos Aires exposes the complexities at the heart of the tango - how do you follow when your instinct is to lead? The Tango Lesson takes the form of the `40s Hollywood musical and transforms it with a post-modern consciousness. The screenplay is accompanied by Sally Potter's recollections of her first attempts at dancing the tango, as well as some of the notes which guided her creation of the film

Comments

Jwalextell Jwalextell
I don't remember where I first ran into this film. I think maybe I just picked it up at Blockbuster years ago because I was looking for something different.
What a find!!!
First it's important to explain the first part of the movie, which is bizarre and confusing. At the beginning, the filmmaker, Sally Potter, is working on a different film all about fashion models and murder - thus the bizarre and off-putting scenes. Eventually, she hooks up with the tango dancer, Pablo Veron, and they fall in love. This is a true story, and both Sally Potter and Pablo Veron play themselves in the movie.
About halfway thru the movie when Sally's and Pablo's friends are searching for a studio to rent for their dancing practice, the film really picks up - and then, it simply blows your socks off !!!! If you like dancing, love the tango, or have been or want to go to Buenos Aires, don't miss this film !!! (But also try not to get confused as the film bounces back and forth to Paris.) You can even visit The Ideal café where they danced - it's still in Buenos Aires.
One last thing - there's a very moving scene you'll catch if you're watching carefully, about being Jewish. I'm not, but it brought tears to my eyes.
Dead Samurai Dead Samurai
Wonderful movie, crappy product. Skips incessantly, sound cuts out. So disappointing as I have been trying to get a copy of this film in the US for about 15 years without success.
Gandree Gandree
This is very interesting on many levels. It is of course about the Tango which is wonderful in it self, but it also interweaves life lessons as well as her film making. There is very clever use of color for the segments of her film, as well as the frequent interchange of language English/French/Spanish. There is plenty to just enjoy-the music and dance, and plenty for thought - the personal relationships to each other and to the dance and what it means. We were so glad to find an affordable version of this film. Like so many other very good but lesser known films, it has become very expensive when you can find it.
Hirah Hirah
It is fair -- although I don't agree -- to criticize Sally Potter for directing, acting, producing, dancing. If you want a film about dance with only professional dancing, then the criticism is valid. But this isn't a dance movie. Sally Potter plays herself (or is it herself?) who is working on a film (or is she?) and who takes a tango lesson (or is that a dream?) and whose life (or dream? or film?) alters in mysterious and beautiful ways as the tango / film / dream develops. This is an absolutely splendid >>personal<< film. The tango is a wonderful metaphor -- back and forth, simple and complex, loving and dangerous . . . black and white. If you like film, then this is as good a recent example as you will find of really good filmmaking. (I bought in VHS, but would prefer DVD.)
Ahieones Ahieones
I learned to Tango, and/or I fell in love?

This is a good movie about the process of learning tango...committment (cannot learn it in six lessons), a period of obsession must exist for a while( do not worry, obsession should pass), the need for abandonment of your ego at the door, the beauty of the dance and exhilaration when you are able to perform the moves successfully.

Falling in love? More complicated than tango, especially when it involves an egomaniac, or two.

What made it a nice movie...it supported every would-be tanguero's dream of the ability to take lessons anywhere (Buenos Aires, Paris,) and intensively, and yes, to even fall in love, if that is what it takes to learn tango.

Learn Tango, ¡feel good forever! Fall in love? maybe not so much.
Varshav Varshav
Totally loved the dancing, wish the thin story line was better. Pablo Veron is an amazing talent, Sally Potter's direction and participation in the film a nice touch. The other professional dancers in this film deserve lots of credit too. The scene of Sally dancing consecutively with three male partners is AMAZING !!!! You can find clips on YouTube, which is how I discovered this fabulous film.

This is one of my most prized films in my collection.
Sirara Sirara
If you like international movies, dance, great music and all that goes with it you will LOVE this movie! The Tango Lesson is about a woman who becomes fascinated with learning the Tango...in Paris and Buenos Aires. And she finds the perfect teachers. I never realized that there is so much to the Tango...it's much more than you typically see. And Sally Potter is simply wonderful...and by the end of the movie you want to know more about her. Is this autobiographical? Or just a fantasy? I have watched the movie three times and am now going to purchase it....it's that wonderful!
This review is not to give you details about the film, although the film is wonderful and much can be said about it. The purpose of this review is to warn buyers that this particular DVD does not contain subtitles. I rented this movie about a decade ago (I believe it was on DVD), and it contained subtitles. If you are not fluent in French and Spanish, then I would avoid buying this DVD. Thankfully, I understand Spanish pretty well and can pick up a little French, but I missed quite a bit of the dialogue due to the fact that French was spoken in a good number of the scenes. I still enjoyed the film without the subtitles, but for the price of the DVD, they should have been included.