Saturday, May 2, 2009

Book Excerpt of the Day

Deep Throat’s soundtrack is not what one expects from a porno. Instead of wall-to-wall porno funk, one gets some surprisingly memorable melodies, an occasional passage that conveys a genuine cinematic mood, competent musicianship by anonymous musicians, awful singing and silly dialogue. What passes for a theme – with its cheerful hurdy-gurdy melody – sounds like it should accompany a family-friendly montage of amusement park attractions… LPs of the original soundtrack were given away at the theaters that dared show the movie.”

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

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