In 2015 I attended my first National Italian American Foundation Gala in Washington, DC. Somewhat intimidated by the size of the venue, the 2,000 hosts in tuxedos or evening gowns, and the importance of those in attendance, I discovered that at my table were CEOs and managers of the highest caliber, with their respective spouses.  My surprise was g...

Ennio Morricone was a composer with a diverse 66-year-long career. He created soundtracks for about 400 films, including the historical drama “The Mission,” the horror movie “The Thing” and the gangster film “Once Upon a Time in America.” Because of this, Morricone is considered to be one of the best and most prolific composers ever. His theme for...

Monday, May 23 2022 8PM. Carnegie Hall - Weill Recital Hall. 881 7th Ave, New York, NY. Amarcord: Nino Rota and Ennio Morricone tribute. Luca Seccafieno, Trumpet; Fabrizio Viti, Piano. Buy Tickets here.Luca Seccafieno and Fabrizio Viti pay tribute to composers Nino Rota and Ennio Morricone, timed near the centenary of Federico Fellini and the ninet...

The genius of Ennio Morricone is already carved into the cinematic landscape as indelibly as any dusty desert canyon. No other composer of movie scores has ever combined classical overture and musique concrete experimentalism into such an evocative and instantly recognisable voice, nor had such a monumental impact on wider pop culture. His scores f...

"I never thought that music would be my destiny." Ennio! The maestro! Dogwoof has released an official trailer for the documentary film titled Ennio, a biopic doc about the legendary Italian film composer Ennio Morricone. This was in the works for years already, but it was only finished after Ennio passed away in late 2020. The film premiered at la...

Oscar-winner Nicola Piovani defines him as “a great exception to all rules.” “The most creative music cinema has ever had,” adds Bruce Springsteen. Giuseppe Tornatore’s documentary Ennio, presented 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....

“I’m convinced that I created “Once upon a time in my cinema”, rather than “Once upon a time in America.” Who better than the director himself to enclose in a handful of words the deeper meaning of one of the most talked about films in the history of cinema?  “Once Upon a Time in America” was initially a flop, then re-evaluated by critics, especial...

Poetry is more than the words making its verse, more than rhymes and assonances. It evokes entire worlds, paints feelings, creates sensations. It is, essentially, an expression of the soul, the way feelings communicate, a form of sharing. Poetry must give voice to our emotions, help us see beyond the immediate, sublimate our life experience to leav...

A new movie dedicated to Italy's much-loved composer Ennio Morricone will be previewed in cinemas around the country this weekend, ahead of its general release on 17 February. Ennio: The Maestro is the title given to the 'docufilm' by its director Giuseppe Tornatore, a long-time collaborator of Morricone who died in Rome aged 91 on 6 July 2020. Mor...

Ennio Morricone was so prolific that nobody can say for certain how many film scores he actually wrote, with the figure landing somewhere between 450 and 500. Now, prolific does not always go hand in hand with quality when it comes to the arts, but in Morricone’s case, his output was so sui generis, diverse and ultimately brilliant that his prolifi...