Identikit (also known as The Driver’s Seat) is a 1974 Italian drama film directed by Giuseppe Patroni Griffi. Based on the novella "The Driver’s Seat" by Muriel Spark, it is a psychological drama starring Elizabeth Taylor, Ian Bannen and featuring Andy Warhol.
Lise, a mentally unbalanced middle-aged woman, travels from her home in London to Rome, Italy where she embarks on a fatal destiny that she had helped to arrange for herself – a premeditated search for someone, anyone, with whom she could form a dangerous liaison. Lise meets a variety of people during her journey and stay in Rome whom include Bill, a lecherous British businessman that she meets on the plane to Rome who tries to seduce her; Carlo, a young man whom Lise tries to know more about; an elderly Englishwoman named Mrs. Fiedke whom Lise bonds with to go shopping; and Pierre, a Frenchman who picks up Lise hoping to seduce her as well. The film is told in a non-linear narrative as throughout the film are scenes of the local Rome police interviewing all the people that Lise interacted with as well as investigating the reasons for her strange behavior that led up to her own murder.
Original Italian soundtrack from 1974 on the beautiful Ariete label by the pianist Franco Mannino. A great LP that includes two completely different sides. On the first side, a refined symphonic composition for solo piano divided into 9 tracks performed by Franco Mannino himself. Second side is also composed by Franco Mannino but with the help of Sergio Montori this time entitled “Elizabeth Suite” and featuring 8 tracks with some crazy hammond. Enough words! Listen to “Liz Five” and “Lize Seven” two great jazz funk tracks with nice hammond and guitar.
LP+ - Colored LP