Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Song of the Moment: "Iguazu"

"Deportation/Iguazu" by Gustavo Sanaolalla found on the Babel Soundtrack

Both Babel and The Insider put this song to great use during provocatively emotional moments, helping to create an amalgamation of ambivalence: it's happy, yet it's not. It's sad, yet it's not. If you've never seen either of those films and you're hearing this for the first time, I admit that by itself, though beautiful, it doesn't quite have that punch to it. But part of the brilliance of this piece is that once you have seen those movies - once you've heard it used to convey that deep chasm of emotion - it can communicate nothing else. One listen to that fluttering guitar and it all comes rushing back.

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