Wednesday, June 5, 2013

SETTE NOTE IN NERO - Bixio, Frizzi, and Tempera - "With You" (1977)

"Sette Note In Nero" aka "The Psychic" is a rather tame but very well made film from famed Italian Goremeister Lucio Fulci of "Zombie," "City Of The Living Dead," "The House By The Cemetery," and "Zombi 3" fame! I guess that's why I liked it, because it wasn't entirely gross!

"Sette Note In Nero" was also released as the more literal "Seven Notes In Black!"

Number one, any movie that has a Nash Metropolitan in it is all right with me. The Metro was one of the neatest subcompacts ever conceived! The Metro was produced from 1953 to 1961 and got somewhere in between 27 and 39 miles per gallon, and was one of the coolest little cars ever made!!

The real story here is that of the star of "The Psychic," the beautiful Jennifer O'Neil as Virginia Ducci, is a wealthy gal with issues, and back issues too!  It seems Virginia can see into the past, hence the title "The Psychic!"

At one time in my life I thought I was going to be smart and record all my albums on a reel to reel tape recorder, and then sell them! Reel bad idea! The theme song for "The Psychic" was written by Bixio, Frizzi, and Tempera, and was sung by Linda Lee! Franco Bixio, Fabio Frizzi, and Vince Tempera have also worked together as Magnetic System, and if that's not confusing enough, Linda Lee's real name is Rosanna Barbieri!

Anybody who has spent any time hanging around this site knows I can't resist a shot like this!

So Jennifer's psychic powers have allowed her to know that something weird was going on, and she discovers a body inside a wall of her and her rich hubby's country home!

I went through a couple of hundred screen caps I had for this movie, and about 90% of them were just of Jennifer! Like many a young girl, Jennifer O'Neil had a love for horses, but at the tender age of 15, she broke her back and neck in three places when her horse fell on her! Besides breaking her back and many a young man's heart in movies like "Summer Of '42," Jennifer was the face of  "Cover Girl" makeup for over 30 years!

Jennifer's husband in the movie is Gianni Garko as Francesco Ducci! Needless to say, he is a dick! Gianni had the role of Katan in "Mole Men Against The Son Of Hercules," but he is probably best known for a string of films he made as the legendary gunfighter Sartana that had cool names like "If You Meet Sartana Pray For Your Death," or "Sartana The Gravedigger," or "Have A Good Funeral, My Friend...Sartana Will Pay," or "Light The Fuse...Sartana Is Coming!"

Jennifer got married for the first time at the age of 17, and after that love affair was over, she ended up getting married eight more times, twice to the same man! It took her awhile to finally settle down, but she has been married to her current husband since 1996, and lives to this day on a horse ranch in Nashville, Tennessee! I wish them well, but I'm here in case she ever needs me!

Can you believe this cat fell like two stories and cracked his head wide open, and he still ends up pursuing Jennifer endlessly!

"Sette Note In Nero" is a murder mystery so it would be a real injustice for me to give you any more details! I can tell you this though, as it turns out, Virginia can also see into the future, and that "The Psychic" is a rental available from Netflix just in case you're curious enough to want to know the whole twisted story for yourself!

2 comments:

TABONGA! said...

We had 2-3 Metros in our town in the fifties/sixties..

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