After learning that the video clips of the duet of Charice and Celine Dion during the concert of Celine Dion at the Madison Square Garden are already uploaded to the video sharing sites, I immediately searched the Youtube and watched them. And the duet was really amazing… very impressive.
But I think, that was not really a duet. Celine Dion was actually giving Charice the time to shine in front of Celine’s fans and audience.
But Celine Dion sang the song “Because You Loved Me” with Charice?
Well, Yes it’s true that Celine Dion and Charice were both singing. But as I reviewed the video clip of the said duet, I realized that the way Celine Dion sang the song with Charice is like she’s just guiding Charice.
Notice that before they sang the song, Celine Dion advised first Charice on what to do in front of the audience in order to avoid feeling the fear. In other words, Celine Dion considered Charice an inexperience singer. That’s why in singing the song, “Because You Loved Me” Celine Dion sang only the few lines of the song with Charice and the rest of the lines, Charice sang them alone.
So much for that, I want to let you know that I was touched on what Celine Dion said as she introduced Charice to the audience. Celine said that Charice is really wonderful… She’s “incredible singer, sings in her soul, and has the voice that can literally blow the roof of the Madison Square Garden.” These words actually awaken my pride as Filipino.
By the way, Celine Dion’s song “Because You Loved Me” conquered my heart during the 90′s as I watched the movie, “Up Close and Personal“. “Because You Loved Me” is the the original soundtrack of the movie “Up Close and Personal”.
You can watch the Charice and Celine Dion “Because You Loved Me” duet here. However, if you are reading this article at your email, you need to visit my blog (Because You Loved Me at SELaplana)for you to play and watch the video clip.
Here’s a classic Hollywood star vehicle. Up Close and Personal–the story of Tally Atwater (Michelle Pfeiffer), an inexperienced but ambitious TV news personality, and her well-weathered journalistic mentor, Warren Justice (Robert Redford)–was carefully tailored to fit its stars. What began as a screenplay based on the biography of troubled TV anchorwoman Jessica Savitch (Golden Girl, by Alanna Nash) took more than eight years to reach the screen, written and rewritten, on and off, over the years by husband-and-wife team John Gregory Dunne and Joan Didion, mainly because they needed the work to qualify for the splendid Writers’ Guild health-insurance plan. Although the considerable charisma of Pfeiffer and Redford go a long way, in many respects Nash’s original nonfiction book (and even Dunne’s peculiarly disingenuous “insider” account of the writing of the screenplay, Monster: Living Off the Big Screen) offers tales more compelling than the one that eventually made it to the screen. But, all things considered, that’s a little like comparing apples and oranges, since the slick Up Close and Personal bears about as much resemblance to its gritty original source material as…well, an apple does to an orange. Critic Roger Ebert, who awarded the movie three stars, nevertheless said he was reminded of the time producer Samuel Goldwyn commissioned a screenplay about the Lindbergh kidnapping. Only, to quote Goldwyn, “it can’t be about kidnapping, which is against the Code. For legal reasons, we have to change the name from Lindbergh. And the kid’s father shouldn’t fly.” Read the book, see the movie, read the book about writing the movie. Anyone interested in how movies are made will learn an entertaining lesson about the studio system by devouring all three. –Jim Emerson
You can buy the DVD version of “Up Close and Personal” movie here.