‘Round Midnight – Red Shoes

In Wayne’s favorite movie, The Red Shoes, the ballerina protagonist, Vicky, couldn’t make the choice between her husband and dancing, between life and art. Her solution was to throw herself in front of a train; she danced herself to death. I asked Wayne how The Red Shoes might have ended differently. He imagined a modern corrective to Vicky’s romantic fatalism, a dancing Buddha character who seemed a little like himself. “The thing with Vicky was that she was a junkie for those red shoes,” he said. “When she was hit by the train, she passed away, but even in passing away, according to the principle of eternal karma, she’s still locked into the curse of the red shoes, still dancing in death, and can’t stop. So maybe here comes another dancer in modern times, tap dancing, and he has his own junkie problems. But he finds a way to overcome his stuff and change poison into medicine, so he can rescue her from the curse. Vicky forfeited her life for art, but this guy saves her when his life becomes bigger than art.”

Footprints: The Life and Music of Wayne Shorter by Michelle Mercer

Blaxploitation Soundtracks

Aproveitando a revisão (pois quando somos ceguetas apelamos para a música, que o digam o tio Charles, o tio Stevie e a tia Kátia), um pouco da fina flor musical do genêro: Brother On The Run The Mack Bucktown The Lost Man Cotton Comes To Harlem Coffy Truck Turner Trouble Man Shaft Shaft in AfricaContinuar lendo “Blaxploitation Soundtracks”