Thursday, February 23, 2012

MFT Day 22: Julio Iglesias' La Mer

With all this Oscar talk, Ricky and I agree on one thing completely:  Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy should have been nominated for faaaar more than it was.  Gary Oldman was incredible as Smiley, and we carried that movie in our minds for days afterwards.  None of the other Best Picture nominees have managed to do that.  If you haven't seen this movie... GO SEE IT NOW.

The movie ends with a montage of various events that I won't go into, but over it is playing Julio Iglesias' La Mer.  Which is perfect for the scene and the tone of the whole movie.  It's a complete tonal shift, which makes this montage jump even more.  I've been listening to it regularly since the song is great, and makes me think of the movie.  You should, too.

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