One of our favorite soundtrack’s of Mr. Ortolani is the 1969 thriller Una sull’altra a.k.a. Perversion Story. The swinging grooves of this one fit the images presented of wild San Francisco nightlife like a glove. Listening to the menu screen of the DVD several times before playing the movie is actually a joy. The music is that wonderful.
The actress does not disappoint as Audrey. She performs this scene as a young woman yearning to be an adult, ordering coffee, for a childish reason (Agent Cooper loves coffee). She doesn’t realize that swaying to music in public may get you some strange looks. She still is impulsive and dances to her music when the mood strikes her.
Most of the music of Twin Peaks, represented in the diner, in dreams, and throughout the series, has the smokey room, 50s jazz combo feel. No one listens to the pop styles of the 80s or 90s here, not even the teenagers.
Once in a while there’s the sound of a twangy guitar, fingers snapping, or a stray reed instrument. It is of an era that, by 1990 is definitely out of place, much like the town. It is the past reinvented for the present (circa 1990). Below is the gently haunting theme from the first season.
From what I gathered online, the 1970 film is about an American commander stuck behind German lines, after being the sole survivor of an ambush. Captain Turner, has no choice but to rely on a group of village orphans for survival. Together, they plot to complete the unit’s original mission to destroy a critical dam. Meanwhile, the Germans begin suspecting that there may be an American in the forest who survived the attack. Yet, they ignore the orphans whom they created.
A man and a woman look surprised by circumstances around them. The fellow is adjusting some of his clothing. The woman is topless and the rest of her garments are sheer.
As a CD with artwork that’s not safe for most workplaces, Commedia Sexy All’Italiana has some lovely soundtrack selections that shouldn’t be overlooked. There are twenty tracks from the late ’60s and early ’70s. It also has a booklet showing scenes and posters from the original movies.
In the ’70s film makers worldwide turned to sex to sell movie tickets. The Italian film producers employed the same composers who added jazzy excitement to their western and horror genres to score the comedies where the women shed their clothing and the men became hot and bothered.
This collection shows that the music added to the comedies whimsy, passion and naughtiness. The tracks stand out with a sexiness all their own. Commedia Sexy All’Italiana might not be safe to play at work, without the headphones and a cover for the lady on the case. These tracks would be great for your collection of inventive film soundtracks and additional sexy swing to any party or dance floor.