Dove vai se il vizietto non ce l’hai? ( Where Can You Go Without the Little Vice?)

Released on BEAT RECORDS, in 2011.(DDJ012)


R-3348371-1326811886 BERTO PISANO.
Composer Berto Pisano, was born on 13th October 1928, in Cagliari, Sardinia Italy. He was the younger Brother of Franco Pisano who also wrote music for motion pictures and television programmes. In my opinion Berto Pisano belongs to the somewhat sizeable list of Italian composers who worked prolifically in film but never attained the recognition that they truly deserved. Composers such as Pisano regularly scored movies that came out of Italy during the 1960,s thru to the 1980,s, he produced soundtracks of infectious and original sounding music that were often far superior to the films for which they were created. Pisano’s style was very much akin to that of fellow composers, Gianni Marchetti, Stelvio Cipriani, Franco Micalizzi, Nico Fidenco, Piero Piccioni and at times Gianni Ferrio. Who were all very productive and active during the same period. Pisano utilized a pop orientated and upbeat sound for many of the movies that he worked upon and fused this style with more dramatic musical colours and sounds, at times employing seductive, steamy jazz slanted melodies to create scores that not only enhanced and supported the movies well, but also worked on another level and became pieces of music in their own right away from the images that they were originally intended to underline. Pisano worked on numerous movie scores and in recent years has become a firm favourite amongst collectors of European film music and after nearly 40 years is finally being appreciated for his originality as a composer and also for his ability as an orchestrator and arranger to create haunting and lasting melodies. Dove vai se il vizietto non ce l’hai? For example, contains a score that is typical of the composer, buoyant and up tempo compositions lay the foundation for the work and these rhythmic and haunting themes dominate throughout, in fact when one listens to the soundtrack it is probably true to say it is more like listening to tracks from a compilation of easy listening music rather than a film score. But this does not take anything away from the quality of Pisano’s soundtrack, in fact it adds to its already high standard and also makes the listening experience a more enjoyable one.

The score has a distinct sound to it and is written and orchestrated in a style that is more or less the spirit of Italian film music from that particular period, haunting, entertaining, romantic and lyrical with touches of drama and mystery I would say describes Pisano’s music perfectly.

Berto Pisano’s most note worthy credits include, KILLER KID (1967), DJANGO KILLS SOFTLY (1968), KILLER KID (1969), ONE AFTER ANOTHER (1969), KILL (1970), STRIP NUDE FOR YOUR KILLER (1975), PATRICK STILL LIVES (1979), MALABIMBA (1979) and BURIAL GROUND (1981) The composer collaborated with numerous artists and musicians during his career, Edda Dell Orso, Alessandro Alessandroni and Oscar Valdambrini amongst them.

Dove vai se il vizietto non ce l’hai? (aka-Where can you go without the little vice ?) has a somewhat complicated storyline, but one which is entertaining in the areas of comedy, drama and scenarios of a sexual nature. Released in 1981, this would certainly never even be considered to be worthy of an Oscar, but it is nevertheless a piece of entertaining and amusing cinema. Directed by Marino Girolami under the pseudonym of Franco Martinelli on this occasion. Girolami was involved in a directing, producing or writing capacity on some seventy movies between 1950 and 1982. ANCHE NEL WEST CER’A UNA VOLTA DIO, ZOMBIE HOLACAUST, DUE RINGOS NEL TEXAS, ROMA VIOLENTA and ITALIA A MANO ARMATA among them. He directed under the nom de plume of Frank Martin, Dario Silvestri, Jean Bastide and Fred Wilson to name but a handful.



On this occasion the director manages to steer the cast through a plethora of escapades and fuses all of the plots components with relevant ease considering just how many things are occurring in this chaotic and madcap tale of drama that is fuelled by both erotic and comedic elements. Two private detectives Diogene Colombo (Renzo Montagnani) and his assistant Aroldo (Alvaro Vitali) are approached by a beautiful and alluring woman, Simona (Paola Senatore). She suspects her husband, Commendatore Cesare (Mario Carotenuto) of being unfaithful.



She engages the two unlikely gumshoes to follow him and keep him under close surveillance to find out if her suspicions have any substance. The pair decide that the best way to get close to their target is to disguise themselves and enter into employment within a household, Diogene becoming a waiter or butler and his assistant who has clear homosexual tendencies, decides to dress as a woman and takes on the duties of a maid named Carlotta. What follows is a series of hilarious situations, crazy chases and also numerous encounters of the erotic and sexual kind, all of which combine to make up a disorderly fast paced movie that although is not overwhelmingly good is also not horrendous. Filled with a cast of beautiful young ladies that include Lory del Santo and Angie Vibeker the movie is easy on the eye and also easy on the mind.

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