A couple of months ago, I got it in my head that the album
"The Buena Vista Social Club" was probably worth
listening to. I don't know where that came from -- probably a
subliminal idea planted by hours of listening to CBC Radio. I
found a copy and slotted it into my creaking CD player. And then
I played it again. And again. The next afternoon, I just put the
CD on repeat and listened to it for a couple of hours while I
puttered around the house. I guess it's not bad.
So when Wim Wenders made a film about the album, he really
couldn't go too far wrong, could he? The film, shot on Sony
Handicam and Digital Beta Cam (I think), does a very deft job at
introducing the musicians in a way that we don't get lost in all
of the these people. If only I could have the same graceful of
introduction when I meet people in life!
The music is lovely, and even if the image quality doesn't
have the glossy flush I crave, it's just fine.
Buena Vista Social Club (IMDB)
Site (Artisan Entertainment)