Thursday, April 30, 2009

Book Excerpt of the Day

“Stelvio Cipriani’s sensuous and sinister score for The Iguana with the Tongue of Fire is typical of the Italian thriller genre. The theme musically describes the carefree existence and ultimate vulnerability of the story’s leading lady. Gentle guitar and keyboard figures sprinkle over swaying strings, swooning female vocalisms and a sexy Latin rhythm, suggesting sunny days of shopping on the plaza and nights of passionate love by a crackling fire. What she doesn’t know is that her life soon will become a nightmare of sinister strangers, drug-induced hallucinations, raging paranoia and knife-wielding maniacs."

– from Chapter 6: A Fearful Earful of Kristopher Spencer’s Film and Television Scores, 1950-1979

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