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Carpenters - You're The One

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Uploaded on Jan 16, 2010

For this video, I knew that I wanted to do a montage of movie kisses, but when I began compiling them, somehow it didn't seem to work. Then I saw the film "Cinema Paradiso," and I realized I had found a way to present the montage. I pretty much scrapped everything I had compiled and used only a few of the clips in this montage, splicing them into this scene from "Cinema Paradiso." I decided to use gray-scale and sepia tones on all the color film scenes. Only the scenes from "Cinema Paradiso" and the scenes featuring Karen are in color.

Karen was just 27 years old when this song was recorded in 1977 for the PASSAGE album. Richard has stated that due to lack of space on the vinyl album, it came down to a choice of whether to include "You're The One" or "I Just Fall In Love Again." The decision was made by the flip of a coin. "I Just Fall In Love Again" was used on the album.

Twelve years later in 1989, a snippet of the song was heard in the CBS Movie of the Week "The Karen Carpenter Story," and later that year the song was finally released on the LOVELINES album.

The film clip used in this video was taken from the film "Cinema Paradiso." The film is about a boy named Salvatore, nicknamed Toto, who lives in Giancaldo, Sicily. He spends all free time at the town movie theater, "Cinema Paradiso," and is mesmerized by American films shown there. He befriends Alfredo, the gruff but warm-hearted movie projectionist, who becomes a father figure to the lonely boy.

The town priest is also the town censor who previews every film before it is shown in the theater. Watching each film, he rings a hand-bell every time there's a scene in a film that suggests even a hint of sexuality, particularly screen-kisses. Alfredo then marks each reel by inserting a slip of paper in the film spool as it runs through the projector. Afterwards, with the slips of paper marking each objectionable scene, he edits out each screen kiss, hanging the strips of film on the wall, telling Toto that he will splice the scenes back into the film before he sends the reels back to the studio. More often than not, the strips of film end up on the floor or in the trash can, where young Toto delightedly inspects each scene through the light from the projector.

As the years go by, young Toto grows up to be a young man, still enamored with the movies, but somehow never finding real life romance to meet the standards of the romances he found in the movies. Toto joins the military and upon his release, he returns to Giancaldo, Alfredo tells Toto that he needs to seek his destiny outside of the sleepy Sicilian town and to never come back. Toto leaves the only existence he's ever know, and eventually becomes a famous film director.

Years later, he receives word that Alfredo has died. Returning for the funeral, Alfredo's widow tells him that Alfredo has left a gift for Toto, which turns out to be a movie reel. Later, back in Rome, Toto views the film alone in an empty theater and is stunned to discover that it is a montage of movie kisses — footage from the old moviehouse that Alfredo had cut from movies all those many years before. Toto is clearly moved to tears by the gift's meaning — one last gift and one last kiss from his father figure.

Here's the original ending of "Cinema Paradiso."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEFugV...

Please watch the credits at the end of this video. Jennifer Warnes recorded the song about a year before the Carpenter did, and the music at the end of the clip is taken from her version of the song

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