I really enjoyed making both the first video and this one. A fabulous film I haven’t seen on cable TV in quite a while: charming and funny, but also sad and violent. But I focus on its lighter aspects and some of the sad, for it is a love story. But what was The Odd Couple or La Cage aux Folles if not love stories as well. I chose those two to apply to Luc Besson’s Léon The Professional because they have much in common, and much in common with Léon and Mathilda as well. I can easily hear echoes of Neil Hefti’s theme music for The Odd Couple (film, 1968, and TV series, 1970-75)) in movie soundtrack master Ennio Morricone’s music for La Cage aux Folles (1978), particularly the main theme that haunts the film throughout and opens the 1980 sequel. Perhaps Morricone was influenced by The Odd Couple theme? Perhaps. So we have an interesting mashup of Léon The Professional as I imagine it as the second episode of a TV sitcom, season one, and as a comedy film sequel. This one is worth watching, I think.
Opening trailer music: Theme from the film and TV series “The Odd Couple” by Neil Hefti.
“TV skits” done with TV audience applause and laugh tracks.
TV skit #4 segues into three short comedy films scenes with “La Cage aux Folles: Una Strana Coppia” by Ennio Morricone playing in the background.
Ending trailer music: main theme from “La Cage aux Folles” (which is also opening theme from “La Cage aux Folle II”) by Ennio Morricone.