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 Posted:   Jun 1, 2024 - 4:47 PM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

For those who haven't seen the best documentary made on a film composer ever, ENNIO is running on TCM on Monday. In fact every monday in June is film music night including that fantastic Max Steiner documentary made around the same time.


https://www.tcm.com/articles/Programming%20Article/021909/spotlight-great-film-composers

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2024 - 5:54 PM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

This every Monday business is something we could only have dreamed about back in the earlier days around here. Grazie for the heads-up, M.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2024 - 7:06 AM   
 By:   villagardens553   (Member)

It really is a great documentary. I saw it in a theater--an old single screen theater that was around for Morricone's entire career. I can't speak highly enough about the film. See it if you haven't.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2024 - 9:18 AM   
 By:   Jus678PJ   (Member)

You can currently pre order the bluray from Music Box Selects at Vinegar Syndrome. There’s around 100 copies left with the limited slip cover.

https://vinegarsyndrome.com/collections/frontpage-partner-labels/products/ennio

 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2024 - 9:48 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Ordered! Thanks for the heads up.

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2024 - 9:51 AM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

It really is a great documentary. I saw it in a theater--an old single screen theater that was around for Morricone's entire career. I can't speak highly enough about the film. See it if you haven't.

As Austin Wintory said at one of the last screenings we attended "How could you watch this so many times? It left me emotionally drained." It IS a powerful film

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2024 - 3:10 PM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

So, Petrassi calls his music “anti-artistic” and sneers “film music isn’t real music.” HA!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2024 - 5:53 PM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

a few more takeaways from the parts viewed (rest to be watched via TCM On Demand)--

A. Joan Baez explaining that she pre-recorded vocals for Sacco And Vanzetti with just a piano accompaniment and how astonished she was later after the full orchestrations were added, that never before had the full range of her voice been captured so the way he had. And it had me recalling that's how the process went for the largely Broadway cast hired for the film version of Damn Yankees as well.

B. The one director or whoever stating that EM had the "melodic vein" even if he may not have been a melodist, per se. Echoes of the same contention for Herrmann ("melodic aesthetic") presented here going back twenty or more years.

C. Wonderful emphasis on the "Deborah" theme in the segment devoted to Once Upon A Time In America. The huzzahs for this score and consensus of commentators that it may have been his best work overall has compelled me to contemplate placing it as his "best" alongside my ultimate "favorite (Cinema Paradiso)."

D. The willingness of directors to lavish unconditional praise of music in films. Refreshing candor compared to certain directors whose egos won't permit competition in the Attention Department.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2024 - 8:37 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

Good insight, Howard. I thought it was a great documentary.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2024 - 3:09 AM   
 By:   Kentishsax   (Member)

I saw it on either NOW TV or BBC4 some years ago and didn't think much of it, personally. It's not one I'd watch again. As it was directed by Guiseppe Tornatore, I'm surprised La Leggenda del Pianista Sull'Oceano (The Legend of 1900) didn't get much coverage and nothing for Mission to Mars, being my two fave Ennios (though I know both films weren't very successful, though I adore both).

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2024 - 1:02 PM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

Let us help ease the lack of coverage with our in-house own:

uh oh, link failure

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2024 - 2:09 PM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

OK--here's the link info in any event:

https://web.archive.org/web/20200105134956/https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=9735&forumID=1&archive=1

 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2024 - 10:12 PM   
 By:   Bill Carson, Earl of Poncey   (Member)

I saw it on either NOW TV or BBC4 some years ago and didn't think much of it,.

Priceless.
How to kill all future credibility and show yourself up as a mug in one post.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 5, 2024 - 1:34 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

I saw it on either NOW TV or BBC4 some years ago and didn't think much of it,.

Priceless.
How to kill all future credibility and show yourself up as a mug in one post.


My two favourite music docs are Ennio and Edgar Wright’s marvellous The Sparks Brothers. Both show an understanding of their subjects that transcends biography and instead of simply reflecting legend, adds to it.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 5, 2024 - 1:48 AM   
 By:   Kentishsax   (Member)

Priceless. How to kill all future credibility and show yourself up as a mug in one post.

Why? Am I not allowed an opinion, freakazilla? We can't all like the same things. Who made YOU judge and jury?

 
 Posted:   Jun 5, 2024 - 2:52 AM   
 By:   Angeldibujo   (Member)



A really moving film. Not only for Morricone aficionados, but for everyone who loves music.

 
 Posted:   Jun 5, 2024 - 3:19 AM   
 By:   Bill Carson, Earl of Poncey   (Member)

Priceless. How to kill all future credibility and show yourself up as a mug in one post.

Why? Am I not allowed an opinion, freakazilla? We can't all like the same things. Who made YOU judge and jury?


When you post shit like that, i make me judge n jury, wanker. Same as everyone else who read what you put n thought "What a dickhead that kentishsax is". I just say it.

If thats your judgment on show you better Stick to cluttering up the forum with endless top 5 fucking lists.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 5, 2024 - 3:26 AM   
 By:   Kentishsax   (Member)

When you post shit like that, i make me judge n jury, wanker. Same as everyone else who read what you put n thought "What a dickhead that kentishsax is". I just say it.

If thats your judgment on show you better Stick to cluttering up the forum with endless top 5 fucking lists.


REPORTED ABUSE. And blocked this Carson geezer, so I don't see any more of his abusive language.

 
 Posted:   Jun 5, 2024 - 3:44 AM   
 By:   Bill Carson, Earl of Poncey   (Member)

big grin
Priceless.

 
 Posted:   Jun 5, 2024 - 10:49 AM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

Knock it off, please.

 
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