I’ve got Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino on my mind these days, mostly because of a statement the younger filmmaker had made about Scorsese some years ago. They’ve always been linked, these two. Tarantino had been anointed by more than a few as “the next Scorsese” with his 1992 directorial debut, Reservoir Dogs.  Dogs’ mix of unrepentant low-...

Quentin Tarantino likes Italian movies. This is not much of a revelation if you’ve seen roughly six of the nine films he’s made. He’s a filmmaker who wears his influences as a badge of honor. Over the course of the past 15 years, Tarantino has brought in more and more elements from Italian movies, particularly Italian genre movies. From Kill Bill o...

Tuesday, 03/05/2019 - 6:30pm. Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, 24 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011-8604. A lecture by Mary Ann McDonald Carolan, NYU Tiro a Segno Visiting Professor. Quentin Tarantino’s indebtedness to the spaghetti western and its masters, Sergio Corbucci and Sergio Leone in particular, is legendary. Elements of that genre appear...

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...

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...

Ennio Morricone, the prolific Italian composer and conductor who has written many of the most recognizable film scores in history, says he will never again work with director Quentin Tarantino because he "places music in his films without coherence."Morricone's work most recently appeared in Tarantino's Django Unchained, the homage to the Spaghetti...

by Nick Vivarelli   Italy's Cinecittà Studios are set to welcome Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight" with a unique launch from its legendary Studio 5 soundstage, once Federico Fellini's second home, now being turned into a special screening venue equipped for 70mm projection and 888 seats. Tarantino specifically asked Cinecittà to s...

by Ben Taylor   During this year's massive Comic-Con event, cinema's hero Quentin Tarantino took a moment to announce that he's changing his methods for his upcoming 8th film, spaghetti western The Hateful 8, and rather than taking scores from other films, he has enlisted the help of the legendary Italian composer Ennio Morricone to write an...

Los Angeles, Italia Film Fest 2013: Honoring Giuliano Gemma. Il grande attore racconta gli esordi e invoca più co-produzioni internazionali Otto anni e un futuro luminoso. Il Los Angeles, Italia Film, Fashion and Art Fest, rassegna ideata e prodotta da Pascal Vicedomini, è arrivata al 2013 con un programma ancora più ricco delle precedenti edizion...

By Michele Zurleni   Un cognome italiano per New York. Bill De Blasio è il favorito per le elezioni del primo cittadino. Italiani d'America. Sono decine e decine i nomi di artisti, politici, scienziati, inventori, letterati, sportivi, giuristi ma anche di criminali che hanno contribuito a fare la storia degli Stati Uniti. Questa è una p...