Monday, May 4, 2009

Book Excerpt of the Day

“For Lolita, Nelson Riddle delivers a ‘pitch’-perfect score that also comments wryly on the era’s clichés. Riddle proved to be an appropriate choice, given his pedigree of having made several mood music albums for postwar seduction… The most recognizable number is undoubtedly ‘Lolita Ya-Ya’. The tune, with its nubile bounce and saccharine strings, embodies the film’s virginal nymphet as the ultimate candy-coated trophy in a male-dominated postwar culture of glorified youth and sexual awakening.”

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

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