Waxwork Records Presents BODY DOUBLE Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Waxwork Records Presents BODY DOUBLE Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Waxwork Records is thrilled to present Body Double Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Pino Donaggio. Body Double is a 1984 American neo-noir erotic thriller film directed, co-written, and produced by Brian De Palma (Carrie, Scarface, Phantom of the Paradise), starring Craig Wasson, Gregg Henry, Melanie Griffith, and Deborah Shelton. Body Double is a direct homage to the 1950s films of Alfred Hitchcock, taking on plot lines and themes such as voyeurism and obsession.

The film tells the story of a struggling actor, Jake Scully (Craig Wasson), who is offered a gig house-sitting in the Hollywood Hills. While peering through the beautiful home’s telescope one night, he spies on a gorgeous woman dancing in her window. But, when Scully witnesses the woman’s murder, it leads him through an underworld of the adult entertainment industry on a search for answers, with porn actress Holly Body (Melanie Griffith) as his guide.

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After fighting censorship boards over the rating of his film Scarface – initially rated X – Brian De Palma resolved to make Body Double as a pushback. At the time he said:

“If this one doesn’t get an X, nothing I ever do is going to. This is going to be the most erotic and surprising and thrilling movie I know how to make… I’m going to give them everything they hate and more of it than they’ve ever seen. They think Scarface was violent? They think my other movies were erotic? Wait until they see Body Double.”

The film’s memorable soundtrack by legendary composer Pino Donaggio (Carrie, Tourist Trap, The Howling, Don’t Look Now) features memorable and influential cues including the standout track “Telescope”. The dynamic soundtrack music also features striking and exciting orchestral cues that are a throwback to classic Hollywood thrillers coupled with synth driven, electronic dance compositions which complement the excessive 1980s neon-washed adult movie industry in which the film is set.

Waxwork Records is excited to present the complete Body Double film music by Pino Donaggio for the first time on vinyl as a deluxe double LP featuring 150 gram Body Double red and blue colored vinyl, heavyweight gatefold jackets with film laminate gloss finish, an 11”x11” insert, and artwork by Robert Sammelin. The cover features the film’s classic 1984 original poster art restored.

Ken Wynne

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