Wednesday, August 01, 2007

WHAT'S POLISH FOR "CREEPY'?

Here's a video clip from a 1965 black-and-white Polish film called "Salto" featuring a band playing a truly nerving-wracking instrumental piece. It starts off with a bass line as creepy as the theme from "Jaws" and, as the other instruments come in, it all becomes increasingly disturbing.

The dancers look groovy in their boss '60s suits and beehive hair-dos, but they move around like zombies performing some black magick ritual. Truly the reason why the letters "wtf" were invented.

Wojciech Kilar: Salto theme (video)

Wojciech Kilar: Salto theme (mp3) - You axed for it!

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

JEEZUS.

- Scared in Seattle

Brian J. said...

I'd *love* an mp3 if you could do it!

Mr Fab said...

You got it!

Anonymous said...

Yow. The Polish "Eraserhead."

noirist said...

Wow... this is awesome. Thanks so much for sharing all these great tunes. I just stumbled across your blog, but will definetly be checking back.

Sarah

Forest said...

Any chance you could repost the mp3? It would be much appreciated!

vargtimmen said...

That actor is Zbigniew Cybulski, from Ashes and Diamonds. He seems to play all the "cool guy" roles in Polish films. He died falling under a train.

Michael said...

Freakin' fantastic!

Anonymous said...

No wonder this is creepy, Wojchjech Kilar also composed the Music for Francis Ford Coppola´s Dracula.

Anonymous said...

This is something PERFECT to describe as "cool & strange". Thanks a lot.
WARpig

Anonymous said...

To answer the question about "Creepy":
'złowieszczy', 'mroczny', 'ponury'.Nevertheless they started using 'creepy' even in Polish nowadays, for there is no exact word for it.