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Two great tastes that go like FUCKING SHIT together.

I'd forgotten how often we saw Magritte

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Two great tastes that go like FUCKING SHIT together.

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Beat at Cinecitta is an anthology of music from Italian softcore porn films (and just general Italian cinema). The liner notes suggest that while listening to this you will feel as if you're in a James Bond movie, you will feel as if you're riding a Vespa across the mountains, you will... well, you'll be in a Fellini film, basically. This is true: they set a mood with a positively assaultive tone.
There are some things which emphatically do not need this mood.

Mental whiplash on the freeway at 70mph. Ow.

EDIT: I'd written 'in a Neorealist film' rather than 'in a Fellini film' above, but ahkond pointed out what a dreadful error THAT was. Though now I'm imagining a bleak stark Neorealist version of The Three Musketeers. The Yellow Horse Thief, perhaps.
  • Someone pays you to do this? I'm jealous. :)
    • No, I carpool to work, and generally read in the car-- and the musical choice today was Beat At Cinecitta.
      • Now I'm really jealous. I'd do grevious bodily harm to be able to read during my commute, but there's no way I can carpool.
        • There are drawbacks to reading in the car to-and-fro work.
          I am currently starting to look at culling my bookshelves of things I know I don't need to hang onto.

          Something to do with them getting so full that they ALREADY want a separate room to themselves.
  • point of order, Mr. Chairman

    Neorealist films were generally made just after the war, on the cheap, out on location (mise-en-scene) rather than in the Cinecittà studios, which were full of refugees at the time. The usual default example of a Neorealist film is the Bicycle Thief. I don't think they have much music.

    Neorealism lasted for about ten years after the end of WWII, but the CD is Italian film music from the 60s and 70s.
    • Re: point of order, Mr. Chairman

      true. Fellini-soundtrack was what I was trying to think of as a default, which is, on reflection, emphatically NOT Neorealist.
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