smock's monday music


this song is featured at the very end of one of my top ten fave movies, the professional (original title, léon), which happens to feature gary oldman as stansfield, his greatest performance as a villain. tidbit of trivia: during the scene when stansfield 'interrogates' mathilda's father, played by michael badalucco, oldman smells the father, and gets extremely physically close to him. according to badalucco, he had no idea that oldman was going to smell him, nor that he was going to get as close as he did. badalucco says that in the film, his look of discomfort during the scene is completely genuine, as he felt decidedly intimidated by oldman, and the physical proximity between the two made him very nervous. the good news is that this video has nothing else to do with the movie and is quite beautiful and melancholic.

another little tidbit that i came across...
Sting (from a 1993 promotional interview): "I wanted to write about a card player, a gambler who gambles not to win but to try and figure out something; to figure out some kind of mystical logic in luck, or chance; some kind of scientific, almost religious law. So this guy's a philosopher, he's not playing for respect and he's not playing for money, he's just trying to figure out the law - there has to be some logic to it. He's a poker player so it's not easy for him to express his emotions, in fact he doesn't express anything, he has a mask, and it's just one mask and it never changes."



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