We here at Turntabling are sad to hear of the passing of Riz Ortolani. The scope of his soundtrack work is enormous. His mark on the world of pop culture soundtracks continues into the present day. Many comments on social media thank the 2011 film ‘Drive’ for the composer’s introduction. Also, Quentin Tarantino has used the composer’s work in more than one film because he enjoys it so much. For that we’re glad.
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.
Of course, there’s not enough room to completely cover the great soundtracks that this master has contributed to. Turntabling has several titles on Discogs. Riz Ortolani’s soundtracks for sale
at the moment are first come, first served. We’ll keep our eyes out for more, as we know he has plenty of fans. For that, we’re glad, they are well deserved.