Tango Argentino > Ar. tango in Scorsese's "Hugo"

Discussion in 'Tango Argentino' started by larrynla, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. larrynla

    larrynla Member

    My lady and I watched Martin Scorsese's movie "Hugo" last night. Both Argentine tango dancers, we were delighted that it had both tango music and tango dancing in it - real tango not some bastardized British (Int'l) or American or Hollywood version.

    But the music credits don't show any tango. Nor does the soundtrack have any. And we are both curious - what was the selection played? It was not a vintage recording. It was actually performed by the musicians on-screen.

    Anybody here know?

    Larry de Los Angeles
  2. newbie

    newbie Well-Known Member

    Found an OST, but yes, no tango inside.
    h t t p://ukstore.harmoniamundi.com/popular-1/original-soundtrack/hugo-ost.h t m l
  3. Xenophon

    Xenophon Member

    I haven't seen the movie, but apparently its a version of Fru Fru, more commonly heard as the Enrique Rodriguez version with the vocals by Roberto "El Chato" Flores.

    Youtube /watch?v=liVcUCDIyFs
  4. larrynla

    larrynla Member


    Certainly sounds like it, though I haven't the DVD handy to check.

    Much thanks! My lady and I, both long-time tango dancers, were saddened that the tango was not included on the sound track.
  5. opendoor

    opendoor Well-Known Member

    ? But Fru Fru is an argentine Waltz and you have asked for a tango, didnt you?

    I found this clip on YT with a small tango scene:


    Perhaps you can ask for further information directly at http://www.howerecords.com
  6. larrynla

    larrynla Member

    Perfect! Thanks.

    Now, what piece of music is it?
  7. pascal

    pascal Active Member

    Frou-frou is a vintage 1890's french song.

    http://w w w.poesie-erotique.net/ChansFroufrou.html
  8. Itachi

    Itachi New Member

    There are 2 kind of tango music that you should be aware of. Some (like Primavera Portena) are better danced in international tango. You simply can't dance argentine tango to every tango. And yet, don't get confused between tango and waltz. You should not dance tango to a waltz.

    Don't forget that Hollywood is always right. There are so many people involved in any scene that their opinions will always be better than yours.

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