Sunday, April 26, 2009

Book Excerpt of the Day

“A more notorious entry in the soft-core art house genre is The Night Porter, which explores a psychosexual relationship between a hotel porter (and former Nazi officer) and a hotel guest who was once his teenage sex slave in a concentration camp. Daniele Paris’ claustrophobic score features a creepy, slow-motion tango theme with plodding piano patterns, off-kilter trombone notes and saxophones that simultaneously warns of imminent ruin and invites one to succumb to it. It’s a perfect accompaniment for the twisted dance undertaken by the fateful lovers.”

– from Chapter 3: Sexploitation Serenade of Kristopher Spencer’s Film and Television Scores, 1950-1979

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