Sunday, May 11, 2008

Exotica - Les Baxter (2)

From 'Exotica. Fabricated soundscapes in a real world' by David Toop:

"[The films Les Baxter was scoring] draped themselves loosely around invasions from without - space monsters, voodoo zombies, revivified mummies, commie rockets - or they sparked paranoid alarms of panic within - biker gangs, body snatchers, vertical corpses, vampires roaming the suburbs - ensuring teen appeal by a judicious combination of fixations. They were dedicated to the alienated outsider: the alien, the creature, the thing, the biker, the drunk, the lonely surfer, the man who shrinks to nothing, the woman who grows into a fifty-foot monster, the man with x-ray eyes whose nightmare of perception was to see through the surface of society, so incurring his own destruction."

Here are some trailers for films scored by Les Baxter.

Bride And The Beast (1958)

The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963)

Savage Sisters (1974)

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