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 Post subject: New Film - "Assassination Tango"
PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2003 4:25 pm 
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Duvall Indulges Dance Hobby in 'Tango'
By DAVID GERMAIN for AP


any actors in their 70s gripe that they're lucky to land marginal roles as somebody's grandpa. Not so with Robert Duvall, who says he's getting more acting offers the older he gets.

This year alone, Duvall has been seen as Robert E. Lee in "Gods and Generals," and has plum parts as an eccentric uncle with a shady past in the upcoming "Secondhand Lions" and as a trail boss in Kevin Costner's Western "Open Range."

Then there's the tango-fixated hit man he plays in "Assassination Tango," which Duvall wrote and directed.

"I tell you, I get more parts than ever now," Duvall, 72, said in an interview. "A lot of wonderful parts have come my way, and I appreciate it. Maybe they'll continue. You never know what's around the corner. ...

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 Post subject: Re: New Film - "Assassination Tango"
PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2003 8:14 pm 
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I guess Duvall has been a tango aficionado, student and some say, master, for a few years now. This should be fascinating to see. Duvall is an awesome actor, so understated. His performance in "Tender Mercies" alone is the performance of a true, minimalist, zen master. :p


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 Post subject: Re: New Film - "Assassination Tango"
PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2003 12:22 pm 
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A friend who saw the world premiere didn't think much of this movie... It'll be interesting to see how it does.


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 Post subject: Re: New Film - "Assassination Tango"
PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2003 4:52 pm 
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The Associated Press' movie critic was also disappointed in the movie:

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'Tango' is a tangle of missteps and bad timing

Christy Lemire, AP

Robert Duvall's first foray into acting, writing and directing, 1997's "The Apostle," worked out so well that it inspired him to wear all three hats for a second time.

But the fact that "The Apostle" was so successful makes "Assassination Tango" even more of a disappointment.
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 Post subject: Re: New Film - "Assassination Tango"
PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2003 2:33 pm 
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Ooh...

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'Tango' is pretty, but takes a stumble

By JIM NOLAN, Philadelphia Daily News

If I had a stunning young Argentinian girlfriend hanging on my arm like Robert Duvall, you're damn straight I'd put her in my next movie. <a href=http://www.philly.com/mld/philly/living/5555235.htm target=_blank>more</a>
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A hit man who's gotta dance

By Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer Movie Critic

Wearing a tight ponytail and a tighter squint, John J. (Robert Duvall) is a quiet Brooklynite whose day job involves the whacking of strangers. He's a hit man, a killer for hire.

At night, when he's not playing nicey-nice to his girlfriend's little daughter, he's making graceful moves across the dance floor. He's a ballroom aficionado, a killer with happy feet. <a href=http://www.philly.com/mld/philly/5552959.htm target=_blank>more</a>


<small>[ 04 April 2003, 03:34 PM: Message edited by: Azlan ]</small>


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 Post subject: Re: New Film - "Assassination Tango"
PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2003 12:50 pm 
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A very interesting look by C.W. Nevius:

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Dance of life directs Duvall toward 'Tango'
Actor's wide-ranging interests and hobbies continue to color his choice of film roles


C.W. Nevius, SF Chronicle Staff Writer

A young actor once asked Robert Duvall what he should do during the intervals when he was not working. <a href=http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2003/04/06/MO176787.DTL target=_blank>more</a>


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 Post subject: Re: New Film - "Assassination Tango"
PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2003 1:43 pm 
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More ouch:

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'Assassination Tango' trips on its convoluted storyline

BY CONNIE OGLE, Miami Herald

''Tango is life!'' an Argentine woman tells an American spellbound by the erotic movements of the dance. It's inevitable, really: Any time a less-than-subtle movie builds itself around a creative endeavor -- writing, art, music -- an experienced, wise character is compelled to state the obvious message of the film's creator, just in case we missed it. <a href=http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/entertainment/weekend/5651922.htm target=_blank>more</a>


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 Post subject: Re: New Film - "Assassination Tango"
PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2003 7:02 am 
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Duvall Stumbles In`Tango'
'Assassination Tango'


By STEPHEN HUNTER
Washington Post, in the Hartford Courant

It takes two to bungle, and the two who appear to have bungled "Assassination Tango" are the director, Robert Duvall, and the screenwriter, Robert Duvall. <a href=http://www.ctnow.com/entertainment/stage/hc-assassinationrev.artmay17,0,1909095.story?coll=hc%2Dheadlines%2Dtheaterreviews target=_blank>more</a>


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 Post subject: Re: New Film - "Assassination Tango"
PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2003 7:00 am 
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'Dancer Upstairs' Steps Gracefully; 'Tango' Stumbles

By Sean P. Means
The Salt Lake Tribune

Two looks at Latin American political intrigue, set to dance rhythms. <a href=http://www.sltrib.com/2003/may/05232003/friday/59399.asp target=_blank>more</a>


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 Post subject: Re: New Film - "Assassination Tango"
PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2003 7:09 am 
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Duvall Stumbles In`Tango'

STEPHEN HUNTER
Washington Post, in the Hartford Courant

It takes two to bungle, and the two who appear to have bungled "Assassination Tango" are the director, Robert Duvall, and the screenwriter, Robert Duvall. <a href=http://www.ctnow.com/entertainment/stage/hc-assassinationrev.artmay17,0,1909095.story?coll=hc-headlines-theaterreviews target=_blank>more</a>


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