Tuesday, January 29, 2013

9 1/2 Weeks, Next on Cine/Spin

9 1/2 Weeks came out in 1986 to mixed reviews. Well, more negative than mixed.  In a preview of the film to a theater of 1000 people, most walked out before the movie even finished. Of the 40 that stayed, on a questionnaire, 36 of them said that they "hated it."

Roger Ebert gave the film 3 1/2 stars, however, and claimed it to be the biggest erotic big-budget film since the Last Tango in Paris.  And those of you who have seen this film are right now thinking about food and ice and...hats. (Nudge, Nudge, wink, wink, say no more!)

The film stars Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke, two strangers who meet in a super market and carry on a rather kinky relationship.  John, played by a handsome pre-plastic-surgery-disaster Rourke, becomes increasingly controlling of the relationship until Elizabeth, played by Basinger, has the guts to call it quits.

The film was directed by Adrian Lyne, who helmed the mega-hit Flashdance three years earlier. Like his previous film, he relies heavily on music and music video-like moments.  9 1/2 Weeks is nothing but a kinky drama spiced up with erotic moments of music and food.  Music and hats (or lack thereof). Music and ice.   Although not a huge hit, 9 1/2 Weeks is remembered for those moments and the music that provided the soundtrack.

In the month of February, the soundtrack for 9 1/2 Weeks will be featured on Cine/Spin.

Here is the track listing:

A1 "I Do What I Do"  John Taylor
A2 "The Best is Yet to Come"  Luba
A3 "Slave to Love"  Bryan Ferry
A4 "Black on Black"  Dalbello
A5 "Eurasian Eyes"  Corey Hart
B1 "You Can Leave Your Hat On"  Joe Cocker
B2  "Bread and Butter"  Devo
B3  "This City Never Sleeps"  Eurythmics
B4  "Cannes"  Stewart Copeland
B5  "Let It Go"  Luba

In the film, most of those songs are accompanied by Rourke and Basinger in various stages of undress.  Such as this scene, which may change your view of food:

You can hear the entire soundtrack to 9 1/2 Weeks on the February edition of Cine/Spin which premieres this Friday night at 8 pm (central).  Here is the schedule (all times central):

Friday, 8 pm
Saturday, 7 pm
Sunday, 1 pm
Monday, 10 pm
Wednesday, 10 am

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