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RIP Antón García Abril (1933 – 2021)

Antón García Abril was a Spanish composer. In my universe he is known for the music he wrote for Spanish horror movies starring Paul Naschy.

On YouTube there is a scene from El hombre y la Tierra with music by Abril.

El hombre y la Tierra

Antón García Abril’s death made me discover Musique Fantastique: A Survey of Film Music in the Fantastic (1985) by Randall D. Larson.

RIP Norman J. Warren (1942 – 2021)

Amateur Norman J. Warren documentary by Ben Simpson

Norman J. Warren was an English film director known for such films as Satan’s Slave (1976), Prey (1977) and Terror (1978).

He is also credited with one of the first narrative sex films, Her Private Hell.

Doing Rude Things 1995 documentary

He is interviewed in the Doing Rude Things 1995 documentary from 28:45 onwards.

RIP Chris Barber (1930 – 2021)

Petite Fleur” in the Chris Barber version

Chris Barber was an English jazz bandleader and trombonist best-known for his cover of “Petite Fleur”, a 1952 instrumental by Sidney Bechet.

That song, especially the version of Barber, reminds me of the music of Jacques Tati in his Oncle films. I mean songs such as “Quel temps fait-il à Paris” by Alain Romans and Henri Contet.