I've decided against doing a piece based off a Django Reinhardt, mostly because other than 'La Mer' I couldnt find a piece of music by him that wasnt his typical style of Jazz music. What I wanted was something was performed at a much slower tempo and I couldnt really find anything I liked. Anway going through a couple of Classical music CD's I came across 'Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini' or at least a part of it (I think the 18th part) composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff. It's a lovely piece of music, very evocativea and romantic in a way if you ask me.
I'll keep searching but this one is high on my list. I wonder if its too cinematic though.