Wednesday, April 16, 2008

I LUNGHI CAPELLI DELLA MORTE (The Long Hair Of Death) - Carlo Rustichelli -"Heavy" (1964)

"Long Hair Of Death" has possibly the stupidest English title via translation ever, and you'd expect it to be an early heavy metal freakfest!

Sounding totally tongue in cheek like it was from a lost Spinal Tap performance, the "Chanting Monks And Organ Theme" is always a surefire winner.

My favorite part of this whole thing is that the composer, Carlo Rustichelli, who was born on Christmas Eve, 1916, and who composed music for something like an unimaginable 251 films, also worked using the names Joan Christian, Jim Murphy and on this movie.........Evirust! He had one acting role in a movie that was released Sept 28, 1973, called "The Three Musketeers Of The West" where, of all things, he played a hillbilly band leader!!!
Carlo passed away on Nov 13, 2004, but left a legacy so immense that it would take another lifetime to try and catch up on all of it!!

This film is another one of 9 million movies that the beautiful Barbara Steele made in the 1960's! Actually Barbara made about 25 films in the 5 years from 1961 to 1966! Busy woman and some short shoots!! She was having a bad day in this shot!

1 comment:

Greg Goodsell said...

What sort of title is LONG HAIR OF DEATH? Is it that type of long hair you inadvertently swallow while chugging down soup in bad restaurants? The long hair that goes down your throat and you start coughing up hairballs? Hack, hack!

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