The Italian composer Ennio Morricone can pursue “a few dollars more” following a Second Circuit reversal Wednesday about his rights to the scores of six spaghetti-western films produced in late 1970s and early 1980s.  Responsible for creating some of the most lush and iconic film scores in the history of cinema, the 90-year-old Morricone persuaded...

With yet another stunning score by Ennio Morricone! Unofficial lawman John Corbett (the legendary Lee Van Cleef) hunts down Cuchillo Sanchez, a Mexican peasant accused of raping and killing a 12-year-old girl. Corbett leaves on a long, relentless manhunt during which he gets to know his adversary better and discovers a variation on the crime for wh...

"My name is nobody". Two shows only: Saturday, November 24 and Sunday, November 25. 1:00 PM. The Guild - 3405 Central Ave NE - Albuquerque, NM. $5 Admission when you ask for the Italian Festival’s rate. Conceived and produced by Spaghetti Western legend, Sergio Leone, and directed by one of his most loyal students, Tonino Valerii, this 1973 classic...

Composer Ennio Morricone is celebrating his 90th birthday on Nov. 10, and he has been nothing but prolific as of late. He won his second Oscar at 87 for scoring Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, and is currently on The 60 Years of Music Tour of Europe, which runs through late January 2019. While his work for The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is c...

IN THE MOOD IN OUR OWN WAY: a documentary written, produced, directed and narrated by LUCA MARTERA, edited by CARLA BRANDOLINI, linguistic consultant and additional voice narration FRANK PISATURO. A Sexual Radar Production, 2018 https://vimeo.com/296585302 From the ancient Italian tradition of the Great Opera Houses to the Neapolitan melodies of 20...

This year on the 10th November this brilliant composer and musician, often referred to as’ Parrot Estrada’, will turn ninety! The huge body of work, spanning seven decades, and the innovative and original compositions which he has created for radio, theatre and film is an achievement few could have surpassed. Indeed our memory banks are the richer...

The word prolific is one of the more overused descriptions that writers often apply to artists. Very few actually deserve the title as it is one that implies an artist that creates a huge volume of work without sacrificing its level of quality; the dichotomy and balance that any creative person struggles to overcome. With the changes in film indust...

by Charles Bramesco Quentin Tarantino has always had a magpie-like obsession with collecting and carefully rearranging bits of pop-cultural detritus to make something new.   This can sometimes take the form of blink-and-you'll-miss-'em allusions he squirrels away in the nooks and crannies of his scripts — it's no coincidence that the name o...

by Jonathan Bazzi   Ennio Morricone (Rome, 1928) started out as a trumpeter, but became the composer of the most beautiful and memorable soundtracks in film history. From early on he was successful in the spaghetti western genre, writing the music for the great masterpieces of Sergio Leone.   As early as the 1960s he composed for nume...

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive of the University of California recently presented the new film series centered on the great Italian directors of Western movies, "The Hills Run Red: Italian Westerns, Leone and Beyond."   The Series, running through January 27th, presents six classics by Sergio Leone, Sergio Corbucci, Damiano Dam...