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Monday, June 6, 2011

Women Of The World

Night Las Vegas
Women Of The World
Orchestra Conducted By Riz Ortolani
Decca DL 79112

Sound track album from a film by the directors of Mondo Cane, Gualtiero Jacopetti, Paolo Cavara and Franco Prosperi. From the Amazon DVD description: Here is the female of the species as mothers, murderers, warriors and whores, respected as high-powered executives and objectified as bodacious bombshells, grasping for eternal beauty and even engaging in "unnatural friendships." From love in the streets of Paris to death on the African plain, the MONDO masters turn their unflinching eye on all the things never before known - and never before shown - about WOMEN OF THE WORLD.

I've got the Mondo Cane soundtrack. That record features many great space age/exotica styled standalone tunes. This album, for the most part, is bargain basement easy listening and doesn't come close to hinting at "murderers, warriors and whores". Possibly there was some sort of satirical contrasts between the visuals and the music that made sense. The sample tune is short, but has some whacky life to it.

The illustration that graces the cover of the current DVD release appears to have taken its cue from the album cover. Below is the movie poster.

1 comment:

  1. Very odd concept that the music seems to have nothing to do with!


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