COMPOSERS: Lalo Schifrin
PERFORMER: Lalo Schifrin
CATALOGUE NO: 459 145-2
Carlos Saura’s TANCO, in which life and art are inextricably intertwined, is a comparable disappointment. Putting the camera in Vittorio Storaro’s hands was of course a guarantee of overall handsomeness — who else could pan for two minutes over a cluster of empty chairs and still hold you riveted? – and the dance sequences are a delight.
But where the plot should rise to a bloodstained climax, it simply fizzles out. Lalo Schifrin’s score is the other main reason for seeing this film — and for buying the CD: 22 tracks reflecting the tango in all its clean, muscular vigour. Meanwhile the main soundtrack mills turn busily.