Read time: 1 minute

Nights At The Roundtable - Music From Boccaccio '70 - 1962

(Boccaccio '70 - subtitles are my weakness) [media id=12795] To the World of World Cinema Soundtracks tonight. I keep forgetting what a treasure t

1 Boccaccio 70 De Sica Fellini Luchino Visconti DVD review PDVD_007_b6eac.jpg

(Boccaccio '70 - subtitles are my weakness)

Views:

To the World of World Cinema Soundtracks tonight. I keep forgetting what a treasure trove of great stuff is to be had lurking between lines of dialogue and action sequenses in Italian films of the 1950s and 60s. Everybody knows Nino Rota, but there was a whole genre of film composer in Italy who churned out incredible soundtracks who got very little recognition outside the immediate film and music communities and, in most cases, not outside Italy.

Take this one for example - the classic film Boccaccio '70 was actually four segments, but in it's limited U.S. run was cut down to three. The deleted segment, Renzo and Luciana featured the music of Piero Umiliani (the other segments were done by Nino Rota and Armando Trovajoli) and this track, Whisky A Gogo is a classic swinging Jazz title performed effortlessly by an anonymous ensemble. Basically, it's never really been heard outside of Italy.

So have a listen and feel like you're in on a well-kept secret, for now anyway.

Can you help us out?

For 16 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit. We work 7 days a week, 16 hours a day for our labor of love, but with rising hosting and associated costs, we need your help! Could you donate $21 for 2021? Please consider a one-time or recurring donation of whatever amount you can spare, or consider subscribing for an ad-free experience. It will be greatly appreciated and help us continue our mission of exposing the real FAKE NEWS!

More C&L Coverage

Discussion

New Commenting System

Our comments are now powered by Insticator. In order to comment you will need to create an Insticator account. The process is quick and simple. Please note that the ability to comment with a C&L site account is no longer available.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.

Please Do Not Use the Login Link at the Top of the Site.

In order to comment you must use an Insticator account. To register an account, enter your comment and click the post button. A dialog will then appear allowing you create your account.

We will be retiring our Crooks and Liars user account system in January, 2021.

Thank you.
C&L Team