Tuesday, July 25, 2006

'Tis Pity She's a Whore

'Tis pity indeed that one of Ennio Morricone's most powerful, heartbreaking scores has become so obscure. John Ford's scandalous, gory melodrama of incest and mass murder seemed a natural for the big screen in 1971, given the recent success of glossy Shakespeare films. However, the heavy doses of sex and violence didn't do much for audiences, despite the fact that the film is beautiful to watch thanks to underrated director Giuseppe Patroni Griffi (Metti, una sera a cena). Charlotte Rampling stars as Annabella, a noblewoman torn between a lustful relationship with her tortured brother (The Stud's Oliver Tobias) and a haughty suitor (Fabio Testi). Of course, it all ends badly with the bloodiest third act this side of Tenebrae. The music is pure romantic Morricone, with a haunting main theme ("Giovanni & Annabella") and a creepy, chanted finale ("Inter Mortuos Liber") that really packs a punch.

'Tis Pity She's a Whore1. Giovanni & Annabella
2. Wandering Brother
3. House Of Dreams
4. Au Fond Du Puits
5. Soranzo
6. Our Wonderful World
7. Love Me Or Kill Me, Sister
8. Tassilo
9. Inter Mortuos Liber (Dies Irae)

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14 Comments:

Anonymous Meddle said...

Many thanks for this soundtrack and the others you have posted.

9:18 PM  
Anonymous Andrew Monroe said...

My deepest appreciation for this one, 7 Black Notes! As a Morricone collector, this has been on my "desperately seeking" list forever. Powerful film, given a far more potent punch by this score.

6:15 AM  
Blogger LoungeTracks said...

Thanks for this Mr. 7 & thanks too for the sidebar link, I've added you as well.

As you probably know, I too have a Morricone addiction, well, let's call it a sickness, and anything by the Maestro is welcome in my crib.

Thanks for doing god's work,
LT

7:26 AM  
Blogger 7 Black Notes said...

Thanks everybody; I hope you like this score -- it's one of my favorites. I think Morricone might actually be more severe than a sickness; more like an addiction.

2:09 PM  
Anonymous dominic said...

I too have the Morricone addiction..many thanks for sharing this obscure score.Here is a link to an interview with Morricone from The Guardian newspaper...http://arts.guardian.co.uk/filmandmusic/story/0,,1819358,00.html

8:20 AM  
Anonymous dominic said...

The whole of the link wouldn't fit on one comment...here is the missing bit...tory/0,,1819358,00.html

8:23 AM  
Anonymous Ronan said...

This is my first visit to your fantastic site. It's quite a treasure trove! I love Morricone also and just downloaded this. It's beautiful. Thank you very, very much. I can see myself hanging around here quite a bit in the future!

All the Best,
Ronan

1:55 PM  
Blogger 7 Black Notes said...

Thanks, Ronan; I hope you enjoy your visits and find plenty of other discoveries here!

5:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank you very much!

3:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey 7 black notes, i designed a front cover for 'Tis Pity She's a Whore (i am a graphic-designer). i uploaded it for you!! enjoy:

http://rapidshare.de/files/28950036/_T_P_S_a_W.rar.html

6:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm writing it again:
//rapidshare.de/files/28950036/_T_P_S_a_W.rar.html

bye.

7:00 PM  
Blogger 7 Black Notes said...

Very nice -- thanks for creating this and sharing it!

11:51 AM  
Anonymous andy said...

Hi! I'm a morricone addict, too. I would love to have this rare score, but it seems to be deleted on rapidshare. Is it possible that you upload it again? Would be great! Thanks!

8:06 AM  
Blogger Tex Jernigan said...

I'm with the morricone addict above if you wouldn't mind. I'm trying to find these films scored by morricone: vergogna schifosi, and metti una sera a cena. If they are anywhere near good I think they might do well if released to dvd

11:03 PM  

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