• Django Unchained – Rome Première

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    January 6, 2013 /  things, Uncategorized

    I’m just back from Rome, where I attended last night the european première of “Django Unchained” by Quentin Tarantino.

    I had the privilege to be invited to this exclusive event by Warner Bros / Sony

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    Quentin Tarantino was on the Red Carpet along with members of the cast, Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson and Kerry Washington (Leonardo di Caprio wasn’t there)

     

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    I was  lucky enough to meet Mr. Tarantino and give to him a copy of my latest score “Hyde’s Secret Nightmare”, he’s a great collector of soundtracks (especially the italian ones).

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    Among the guests at the première, some of the protagonists of the Golden Age of Italian Cinema : Ursula Andress, Enzo G Castellari, Giuliano Gemma, Gloria Guida, Edwige Fenech, Giancarlo Giannini, Sergio Martino.

    On the “musical” side, the main guests were Ennio Morricone (who wrote a song for the movie, performed by the Italian singer Elisa), Luis Bacalov and Franco Micalizzi. The soundtrack of the movie is mostly a mix of songs taken from italian “Spaghetti Westerns” from the sixties.

    IMG_1295 Elisa, performer of the song “Ancora qui” by Ennio Morricone

    Before the show Quentin Tarantino received, from the hands of Maestro Morricone, a special lifetime achievement award from the International Rome Film Festival.

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  • Rome Film Festival 2012

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    November 21, 2012 /  things, Uncategorized

    Last week I’ve attended to the Rome IFF; being a film composer I was one of the accredited professionals.

    I had the chance to go to the premières of a lot of amazing movies, and a bunch of really bad ones…

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    Just a quick mention of the good ones:

    A GLIMPSE INSIDE THE MIND OF CHARLES SWAN III

    IL VOLTO DI UN’ALTRA

    BULLET TO THE HEAD

    MENTAL

    RISE OF THE GUARDIANS

    POPULAIRE

    Besides, the Festival was a good chance to meet in person some great directors, producers and journalists so i could give them some of my records, in particular my latest one “Hyde’s Secret Nightmare”.

    Among all the people I met, the nicest ones were Mr. Stallone (who said some kind words in defence of Cinecittà Studios), Rich Moore (very nice person and Star Wars geek!) and Guillermo del Toro (a really really funny fellow who will direct a movie based on “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”..who knows?)

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    GUILLERMO DEL TORO
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    PETER RAMSEY
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    JHONNIE TO
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    WALTER HILL
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    RICH MOORE
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    TAKASHI MIIKE
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    ROMAN COPPOLA
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