Leonard Schrader's Naked Tango

Some info and visuals for film buffs, movie lovers and vixens

• William Hurt was originally cast to play Cholo, then Esai Morales was cast as Cholo. As we know, the starring role finally went to Vincent.
• Manuel Puig (1932-1990) an Argentine who wrote many novels and stories (including Kiss of The Spider Woman) is credited with suggesting the idea of the story for Naked Tango to Leonard Schrader (who wrote the screenplay for Puig’s novel Kiss of The Spider Woman).
• Patricio Bisso who plays Gaston The Hairdresser did the Costume Design for Naked Tango, and did the costumes for Kiss of The Spider Woman and costarred in Kiss of The Spider Woman (he played Greta).
• Santos Maggi, the blindfolded bandoneon player, was in the show Forever Tango.
• Anthony Pratt, the Production Designer for Naked Tango plays the small part of the Ship Captain. He is also the great nephew of actor Boris Karloff.
• Carlos Rivarola the choreographer is a professional dancer and was featured in the 1988 film Tango Bar with Puerto Rican actor Raul Julia, who also starred in Kiss of The Spider Woman in 1985 with William Hurt.
















15 comments:

  1. I wish I could form a cohesive thought, but as I'm seeing most of these pix for the very first time, I can't even think! This is a great post, jazzy baby.

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  2. Great find, Jazzy! Thanks so much!!

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  3. Vincent=Cholo
    Cholo=Vincent.
    How could they have even considered someone else?!

    He oozes SO much sex appeal....thud....

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  4. Glad you like it!
    I stumbled by accident across Schrader's web site 2 years ago.

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  5. Jazz, you're the best! I'm in heaven. This post is terrific. Those pix are wonderful. Our man is so hot!
    I should read Kiss of The Spider Woman because I watched the film and I loved it. I've a weakness for William Hurt and he was amazing in this movie. I have to watch it again, thanks for reminding! *standing ovation for our dear Jazz*

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  6. Love the post and V is absolutely delicious. Thanks, Jazzy!

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  7. Thank you for your nice comment, potzina! So we have one more favorite film in common, Kiss of The Spider Woman. What a touching story and I fully agree with you, W. Hurt was great! I recommend the book as well, you'll love it.

    You're welcome, Ducky.

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  8. I cannot imagine William Hurt in that role, or anyone else except for Vincent!!!

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  9. We should be grateful William Hurt decided NOT to do 'Naked Tango' ;0)

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  10. Esai Morales is a very good-looking (though short!) man, but he's no Cholo. As for William Hurt...

    No one on earth could have done it like Vincent.

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  11. Ahh, damn. Another movie I have yet to see!!! *holds head down in shame*

    ~Snyder~

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  12. You and me both, Snyder. It's like trying to find a needle in a haystack that doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

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  13. Very interesting facts, Jazzy. After seeing this film more than once, I cannot imagine anyone else in the role of Cholo. Vincent truly made the character his own!

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  14. Ducky - That made me laugh so hard!!!

    ~Snyder~

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  15. Snyder, is there any V film you have seen? Cholo is pure erotism and NT a must see!

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