Dagored is proud to bring you Maestro Ennio Morricone's soundtrack to the 19.0082 controversial cult thriller "Butterfly", based on a novel by James M.
Cain ("The Postman Always Rings Twice", "Double Indemnity"). The film is a sordid tale of father-daughter incest and murder involving Stacy Keach and renowned Hollywood sexpot Pia Zadora, as the temptress daughter, Kady.
The film also represents the last screen performance of Orson Welles, who plays a Judge attempting to convict Keach's character for incest.
Welles was nominated for "Best Supporting Actor" for his role here. Despite much criticism of the film itself and Zadora's relentless publicity campaign prior to the film's release, Zadora ultimately won a Golden Globe as "Best New Actress" for her performance (and to commemorate this, she unbelievably went on to name one of her children "Kady" after the character she played here!).
The Morricone score itself is relatively quiet, compared to some of his more nail-biting works, but as always, Morricone is a master of transforming the psychology of the film's characters into music, which he does here with a subtle art that has made him THE undisputed maestro of film scores.
The quality of his work was also recognized with the track "It's Wrong For Me To Love You", featuring vocals by Zadora, being nominated for "Best Original Song".
Thanks in no small part to Pia Zadora's steamy performance here, both the film and soundtrack have become cult classics, with fans all over the world clamouring for its re-release on DVD.