Review – You Mixed-Up Siciliano
You Mixed-Up Siciliano! So back when I was originally writing a time travel series, I hit upon the idea of a vacation in 1960 Italy. However, this would be where everything would inadvertently go wrong. Hence, playing off the lyrics of Rosemary Clooney‘s song, Mambo Italiano, and the old Fellini film, La Dolce Vita, the title came to me as did much of the story line.
Because she can already tell that she’s going to hate letting good people die.
Carmen and Richard suggest an alternative. While consulting with Otra, they ask her where she would go, and when, if she could. So Otra, being a nice Italian girl, suggests 1960 Italy and the film and song as outlined above. And then Crystal outfits Sheilagh in “fabulous clothes” and they’re off.
However, things don’t go quite as planned, as Marisol Castillo also takes a side trip to 1960 Rome.
You Mixed-Up Siciliano Music
So reflecting 1960, the music is often horn-driven. The Twist refers not only to the dance, but also to the plot. El Paso was a serendipitous find, and references Marisol rather neatly.
- Rosemary Clooney – Mambo Italiano
- Chubby Checker – The Twist
- Marty Robbins – El Paso
- Bobby Darin – Beyond the Sea
- Barrett Strong – Money (That’s What I Want)
- Sam Cooke – Wonderful World
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The story is Rated T.
Finally, I love the music in this one, the costumes and the scene settings. As for the crime and the mystery, it is in this story where things stop being a mystery. They settle, instead, into the characters trying to figure out what’s going on, and the overall arc begins to segue into Spring Thaw. I like it although I think I would have slowed down the crime a bit.
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