Song of the Day #2,614: ‘Dime Cuando Comenzo el Dolor’ – Ely Guerra

amoresperrosFourteen years before he took home Oscars for writing, directing and producing Birdman, Alejandro González Iñárritu made his feature film debut with Amores Perros. It’s a much better film.

Last year, Richard Linklater’s Boyhood was robbed of the big prize, which made it impossible for me to cheer on Iñárritu, who I’ve rooted for ever since he blew me away in 2001 — even as each film that followed Amores Perros was a little less successful than the last.

To be fair, Birdman is a dynamite piece of cinema, both for the masterful trickery behind the illusion of one uninterrupted take and the bevy of memorable performances. But Boyhood was on another level entirely, the culmination of the sort of personal, profound filmmaking Richard Linklater has perfected.

And I wouldn’t have given the Oscar to Iñárritu in 2001, either, because it would have gone to Wes Anderson for The Royal Tenenbaums. Unless Anderson got it in 1999 for Rushmore, that is. But what about Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich) or Paul Thomas Anderson (Magnolia) that year?

Never mind…

Desde cuando te empeze a amar
Desde cuando te empeze a amar
Desde cuando comenzo el dolor
Desde cuando comenzo el dolor (2x)

Amores perros (3x)

Desde cuando te empeze a amar
Desde cuando te empeze a amar
Desde cuando te empeze a amar
Amar… Amar…

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2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #2,614: ‘Dime Cuando Comenzo el Dolor’ – Ely Guerra

  1. Dana says:

    This didn’t even win best foreign film, losing to “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.” Harsh!

  2. Clay says:

    That’s a tough choice… I could go either way.

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