Shirley MacLaine as a geisha? Weirder things have certainly happened on screen – but the film still definitely stands out as one of the odder 60s cinematic moments! Fortunately, Franz Waxman
scores the whole thing with enough of a serious air to offset the silliness – and actually, his soundtrack here almost stands perfectly well enough on its own – even without the story on the screen! There's a nice mix of sprightly and exotic to the music – although Waxman
often gives things enough of a blue tinge to keep the score away from any comedy cliches, too – a surprisingly great balance that really makes the whole thing a delight throughout. Titles include "Goodbye Lover", "Arrival In Tokyo", "Koto Theme", "Call Me Paul", "Lucy's Arrival", and "One Fine Day". Also features a few bonus tracks too!
(Limited edition of 1000 copies.)