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A Revision of Italian Pop of the 1950s & 1960s

If you are familiar with Faith No More, then you probably know exactly who Mike Patton, the lead singer, is. Since the 1990s, Patton has worked on a multitude of projects and solo albums, including his 2010 release Mondo Cane. Mondo Cane is Patton’s version of Italian pop from the 1950s and 1960s, but with his own twist to the music. Patton was inspired by...

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Here is another masterfully and stylishly edited video by YouTube user Solsoulvideo. This time we are taking a mile high mondo (very bizarre) trip around the world, set to the best lounge and bossa music on the planet. From Italy to Greece, England to France and the US to Spain and back again, we experience different cultures in a fast and thrilling documentary-style. What do...

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Written by Chris Alm in Daydreaming

Le Flirt

YouTube user Solsoulvideo produces home grown edits of classical European 1960s and 70s cinema set to groovy, sensual and swingin’ music. Shot around Paris, Costa Brava and Barcelona, “Le Flirt” is a 12 minute love story affair in the Mediterranean with music by legendary Stelvio Cipriani, Piero Piccioni and Bruno Nicolai among others. It is based on a 1971 franco-spanish production starring Lynn Endersson and...

The Sound of Raunchy and Erotic Italian Film Scores

Ever wonder what an Italian film score sounds like? Yeah? Well how about Italian scores from erotic films? Even if you haven’t seen an Italian erotica, these scores are great for every lounge music lover (pun intended). “Beat At Cinecitta” is a music score compilation from, you guessed it, raunchy and erotic Italian films from the 60’s and 70’s. Italian composers such as Piero Piccioni...

Thoughts on Barbarella
Written by Jesse Kowalski in Film

Thoughts on Barbarella

The first memory I have of Jane Fonda is from watching my mother’s copy of Jane Fonda’s 1982 exercise video, aptly titled “Workout,” based on Fonda‘s even more aptly titled LP “Jane Fonda‘s Workout Record.“ Hot off the heels of early ‘80s HBO mainstays “Nine to Five” and “On Golden Pond,” Fonda appeared on the video box in leg warmers and promised music by REO...

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The classic intro from the movie The Italian Job (1969) starring Sir Michael Caine and Noel Coward. The character is cruising a Lamborghini Miura through the Italian alps down to the city of Turino while Matt Monro is singing On Days Like These. So dreamy. So perfect. Wishing I was there right now. Check out this website for a complete list of all the filming...

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