Long after this movie is forgotten the theme song “Assassin Tango”, composed by John Powell, will long be remembered….inspired by another similar film “True Lies” which premiered in 1994, “Mr. and Mrs. Smith”, directed by Doug Limon, was a success…although it is one cliché after another, the chemistry between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie is such that a highly entertaining movie emerges…Brad is John Smith and Angelina is Jane Smith and they seem to be just a normal, suburban , every day couple but they each have a secret…unbeknownst to each other, they are both secret agents, skilled assassins working for different agencies…they discover that they have been assigned to kill each other and they fight but rediscover their love in the process…now they team up to outwit the agency which has decided to eliminate both


Composer John Powell earned his first academy award nomination in 2010 for his score to the film “How To Train Your Dogs”…born in London in 1963, he trained as a violinist and later entered the prestigious Trinity College of Music…he was a jazz and rock musician and was a member of the group “The Fabulistics”…he began composing music  for commercials and then began working in films as an assistant to composer Patrick Doyle…his first score was for the film “Stay Lucky”; his first major film was “Antz”…in 1995 he co-founded the commercial music house Thinking Music which produced scores fo more than 100 British and French films…”Assassin Tango” is one of the most successful film melodies in history…It has been widely adopted by the world-wide tango community for teaching and performing


  1. July 22nd, 2011

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