Ennio Morricone: “The great exception to all rules”

Mar 16, 2022 217

BY: Barbara Minafra

Oscar-winner Nicola Piovani defines him as “a great exception to all rules.” “The most creative music cinema has ever had,” adds Bruce SpringsteenGiuseppe Tornatore’s documentary Enniopresented out of competition at the last Venice Film Festival and currently in cinemas across Italy, has just won the Nastro d’Argento 2022 for best documentary. It narrates the story of a musical genius, author of unforgettable soundtracks: from Once Upon a Time in America to Bertolucci’s Novecento, from Cinema Paradiso to The Untouchable.

In Tornatore’s last work Morricone, the music giant, reveals a composer’s torment, thoughts that can’t stop and pages to be filled with the ambition of giving to the world an indelible melody. An intimate and choral work all at once, rooted in 30 years of friendship, collaboration, and 10 movies together. The Roman orchestra conductor, who passed away in 2020, tells the story of his life in the first person, revealing some of his private and professional self.

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SOURCE: https://italoamericano.org

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