This is my own made up headline, but it just dawned on me that it's very likely that Sandy, after her first round of tango lessons, figured out that it would not be so easy to portray Argentine tango as possibly first thought. Not that I don't think she can learn and learn well, but as we all know, it takes time. It's been about two years since it first hit the news that Sandra Bullock had bought the movie rights to the book. That's just about right. Perhaps production can start now.
Perhaps production has already started. Has anyone seen film crews taking over milonga venues in Buenos Aires?
I check with Google once in a while to see if there is any news on the movie - production-wise. I'm interested in this one because so many movies have come out that do not portray Argentine tango accurately. With this one, perhaps there is a chance to show the world - authentically - what our Argentine Tango is all about.
I'm concerned that the producers (Sandy and friends) may eschew Buenos Aires and its milongas as the actual filming locations due to costs, or logistics or whatever. To me, the movie can't be all that it can be if filmed elsewhere. They will need lots of good tango dancers as extras - the only place to find them is in Buenos Aires.
I'm also concerned that due to song rights issues, they may not use guardia vieja music, which will also affect the outcome, the feel, the everything of the movie. My guess is even if song rights are not an issue, the powers that be will say that the movie going public would not like (or 'get') traditional tango music - and try to come up with something else - thereby missing the mark.
Sandy, if you are reading this, please shoot the film in Buenos Aires in the actual milongas that Marina Palmer danced at. Please use original guardia vieja music exclusively in the film. Please do the right thing and do the thing right. Please please purty please.