Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Soap Gets In Your Ears: Part 5

Now back to paperback sleaze king Harold Robbins again; in 1970, Paramount released a mammoth version of his sleazy South American jet set novel, The Adventurers, with a bizarre cast including Candice Bergen, Olivia de Havilland, Rossano Brazzi, John Ireland, and lots of other bewildered stars. The end result featured enough nasty sex and violence to earn a hard R rating but failed to turn a profit, so Paramount replaced it with a gutted PG version that remained the only viable viewing option for decades (but thankfully the DVD is uncut). Brazilian bossa and jazz maestro Antonio Carlos Jobim (who penned "The Girl from Ipanema") offers a nice and sunny score with some great loungy moments (especially "Rome Montage"); his work was later adapted into the more easily obtained (and better-selling) Music from The Adventurers by Quincy Jones and the Ray Brown Orchestra, but here's the original for comparison.

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Anonymous Watson said...

This is a very rare bird indeed, and one of my favourite guilty pleasures! Actually I don't think the movie's as bad as it's been made out to be, apart from Candice Bergen's robotic acting!

Many thanks for posting this.


12:54 AM  
Anonymous bezeta said...

Im looking for the Adios Sabata Soundtrack by Bruno Nicolai. You know where to find it?


9:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I tried to grab this as soon as I could - however some "loser" either complained or whined about it and now its gone! Please reupload, if possible. Thanks and keep up the rarities. I'm looking for Bunny O'Hare soundtrack, if you may have it?

1:23 PM  
Anonymous whiteorc said...

Damned betrayal, please re-upload
and many thanks for your other's.

2:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aaaargh! Seems this has been deleted - please upload!!

3:07 PM  
Blogger 7 Black Notes said...

I'll have it back up tonight; sorry for the added security on the Rapidshare links now, but that's what happens when someone tries to spoil the party, eh?

3:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for re-uploading this one SBN - now that's what I call customer service!

Great blog - a must read for film music fans.

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Blogger R M said...

its a shame I'm only finding this blog in its posthumus state...I hope to see a revival someday soon!
Came here as the result of a web search for Harlry Hatcher...trying to find out whether the name is a pseudonym for Mike Curb, and so far I've found precious little evidence for his existence.

3:34 PM  
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1:33 AM  
Blogger HAZE ATTACKS said...

Found the Bunny O'Hare Soundtrack online.

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