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Monday, April 3, 2006
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I had an opportunity to watch “Inside Man”, the new Denzel Washington, Jodie Foster and Clive Owen movie. As I have always enjoyed caper movies and given the actors involved and that it is directed by Spike Lee, it was a given that this would be something that I would really enjoy. And I did! Recommended!

I almost fell out of my seat when the opening credits came up and it (and the end credits as well) were set to a familiar song from the Hindi film “Dil Se”.

Spike Lee in a recent interview

“What about the music sequence at the beginning and at the end of the movie? Why that choice?”

“Well here’s the great thing about New York and all types of music. I’m a professor at New York University’s graduate film school; I’ve been a professor for the last eight years. One class we were talking about musicals, and one of my students suggested I see some Bollywood. I knew about it but I had never seen a Bollywood film. So I said, “Name one!” She said, “Dil Se.” Next class she gave me the DVD, I liked the movie very much. That song, ‘Chaiyya Chaiyya,’ is in Dil Se. So, I made a promise with myself that one day I’d like to use it. So one day we did a song with Terence Blanchard, our composer, then we got Punjabi MC to do the rap, so that’s how that happened”

And yes, I am listening to it right now :-)

[Now playing: Chaiyya Chaiyya - Dil Se]

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4/3/2006 10:44 PM Eastern Daylight Time  |  Comments [1]  |  Disclaimer  |  Permalink    Tracked by:
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Thursday, April 13, 2006 12:49:49 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
Interesting. Next time a music topic comes up with professor or students, I am going to be prepared with a recommendation list, lol!
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