Sex And The Cinema
A compilation of indispensable
sensual classics from the Silver Screen.
From the sanctioned to the forbidden, the suggestive to
the blatant - since its beginnings the evocations of sex
have saturated cinema, sometimes directly or embedded
in romance, comedy, crime, fantasy and melodrama.
by Silva Screen Records, features highlights from a
selection of sublime film scores spanning over fifty years
of movie making - from Gabriel Yared’s, beautiful and
atmospheric underscoring of Betty Blue’s unabashed
sensuality to John Barry’s sax = sex notion weaving
through Lawrence Kasdan's sweat soaked thriller
Body Heat; from overwrought and passionate music
of The Piano to Bob Harris’s Rachmaninoff-influenced
Lolita Love Theme.
Also featuring on the CD are Thomas Newman’s chilled
out American Beauty piano theme, Gato Barbieri’s
Grammy Awarded jazz fusion music of Last Tango In Paris,
Gustavo Santolalla’s country tinged and delicate score
for Brokeback Mountain, Francis Lai’s sentimental synth
theme from Bilitis and French singer-songwriter
Pierre Bachellet’s 70s Theme from Emmanuelle which has
recently been featured as a sample in Lilly Allen’s
breakthrough single Littlest Things.
Included on the CD are 2 classical masterpieces -
Leo Delibes’ Flower Duet from The Hunger and
Shostakovich’s Waltz No.2 from Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut.
The CD finishes with Douglas Cuomo’s sophisticated and
jazzy theme for the long awaited Sex And The City feature film.
The music is beautifully played by the City of Prague
Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Nic Raine,
Paul Bateman and James Fitzpatrick.