MORRICONE PODCAST No 3 : MUSIC FOR ’70s FILMS

Συνεχίζουμε το αφιέρωμα στον Ennio Morricone με soundtracks για, ιταλικές κυρίως, ταινίες των ’70s. Ο χειρισμός των εκφραστικών του μέσων έχει ωριμάσει, ενώ η μουσική δεν χάνει τίποτα από την αμεσότητά της [εξαιρούνται τα κλασικά σπαγγέτι θέματα, τα οποία αποτελούν ξεχωριστή και ανεπανάλητη στα χρονικά περίπτωση]. Ένα από τα χαρακτηριστικά του ιδιοφυούς είναι η ταχύτητα και η αποτελεσματικότητα της προσαρμογής του στο περιβάλλον : η ηλεκτρονική επέλαση δεν φαίνεται να ανησυχεί τον Ennio, που περί το τέλος της δεκαετίας χειρίζεται με την δέουσα “ρομποτική” ακρίβεια τα συνθεσάιζερ, συνθέτοντας το soundtrack της ταινίας L’ Umanoide.

We continue the tribute to Ennio Morricone with soundtracks for, mainly Italian, ’70s films. The handling of his expressive means has matured, while the music has lost nothing of its directness [with the exception of the classic spaghetti themes, which are unrepeatable]. One of the characteristics of the genius is the speed and efficiency of his adaptation to the environment: the electronic evolution does not seem to worry Ennio, who at the end of the decade handles the synthesizers with due “robotic” precision, composing the soundtrack of the film L’ Umanoide.



00:00 GIORDANO BRUNO, 1973
Dir.
Giuliano Montaldo. Gian Maria Volonte, Charlotte Rampling

03:24 MADDALENA, 1971 [Chi Mai]
Dir.
Jerzy Kawalerowicz. Lisa Gastoni, Eric Woofe, Ivo Garrani

6:54 RAPRESAGLIA / MASSACRE IN ROME, 1973 [Reprisal]
Dir.
George Pan Cosmatos. Richard Burton, Marcello Mastroianni

09:28 IL DESERTO DEI TARTARI / THE DESERT OF THE TARTARS, 1976. Ελληνικός τίτλος: Η ΕΡΗΜΟΣ ΤΩΝ ΤΑΡΤΑΡΩΝ [Il Deserto Come Estasi]
Dir.
Valerio Zurlini. Jean-Louis Trintignant, Max Von Sydow, Giuliano Gemma

13:38 I …COMME ICARE / I …AS IN ICARUS, 1979
Dir.
Henri Verneuil. Yves Montand, Michel Albertini, Roland Amstutz

17:32 L’ IMMORTALITA / COCK CROWS AT ELEVEN, 1978 [Perchè Simona]
Dir.
Massimo Pirri. Mel Ferrer, Lisa Gastoni, Howard Ross

20:42 OPERACION OGRO, 1979 [Atto di Dolore]
Dir.
Gillo Pontecorvo. Gian Maria Volonte, Jose Sacristan, Angela Molina

23:08 VIAGGIO CON ANITA / LOVERS AND LIARS, 1979. Εληνικός τίτλος: ΤΑΞΙΔΙ ΜΕ ΤΗΝ ΑΝΙΤΑ
Dir.
Mario Monicelli. Goldie Hawn, Giancarlo Giannini, Claudine Auger

26:05 REVOLVER / IN THE NAME OF LOVE, 1973 [Inseguimento e Fuga]
Dir.
Sergio Sollima. Oliver Reed, Fabio Testi, Paola Pitagora

29:43 MACCHIE SOLARI / AUTOPSY, 1975
Dir.
Armando Crispino. Mimsy Farmer, Barry Primus, Ray Lovelock

33:24 L’UMANOIDE / THE HUMANOID, 1979 [Un Uomo nello Spazio]
Dir.
Aldo Lado. Richard Kiel, Corrine Clery, Leonard Mann

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4 Comments

  1. Resa July 13, 2020 at 4:21 am

    Fab and interesting! I’m listening out of order.

    Reply
  2. Dale July 14, 2020 at 4:49 pm

    My goodness… he was so prolific.
    I thought I had watched a lot of old movies – but none of these!

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    1. Oannes July 14, 2020 at 5:26 pm

      Don’t “blame” yourself. Morricone wrote music for more than …500 films. The guy was a “music machine”, literally. Many of these, especially from the ’60s and ’70s, were not even released outside Italy.
      Thank you very much for listening!

      Reply
      1. Dale July 14, 2020 at 5:58 pm

        Oh, I don’t. I’m just so impressed!

        Reply

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