Saturday, June 19, 2010

Ti amo Gianfranco Reverberi

Just finished Delirium, an absolutely insane '72 Euro exploitation film by Renato Polselli. After watching a trailer, I was floored by the score of Italian composer, Gianfranco Reverberi. Since I could not find anything out about the music, I procured the hard to find movie off of ebay and had it shipped to me all the way from Israel. Frankly, this is one of the best soundtrack/scores I have ever heard. And it has never been released!!! -Disappointing. The film is not exactly one I would desire to watch repeatedly. I am a sucker for 60s and 70s Italian cinema, and while many elements of Delirium are succulent, it is not for the faint of heart. I gaped at the screen a few times, eyebrows raised. The shock value is definitely there, but my mind was more boggled due to babe, Rita Calderoni, and her character's deranged insanity. The entire score is just absolutely brilliant. Such a gem. Reverberi is highly underrated. In fact, Gnarls Barkley's song "Crazy" samples his work. These tasty jams need to be enjoyed on vinyl. It's got to happen.

There is an American version and an International version of the film... I chose to watch the latter. I heard they're significantly different, so I'll make sure to check the other one out.

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