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There are movies that can make you feel nostalgic for a more innocent time — i.e., the pre-Internet era — when audiences (and critics) could approach each new release unburdened by detailed knowledge of its production history. “Jane Got a Gun,” a solidly made and conventionally satisfying Western, is one of those movies. For those who have perused the countless accounts of last-minute cast changes, musical directors’ chairs and repeatedly delayed release dates, it may be difficult to objectively judge what actually appears on screen here without being distracted by thoughts of what could have been, or should have been.
To be sure, a hefty percentage of the folks most likely to enjoy an old-fashioned oater such as this normally won’t devote massive quantities of time to consuming showbiz blogs and trade papers. But those unplugged genre aficionados may not know “Jane Got a Gun” exists, since the Weinstein Company »
- Joe Leydon
Rome – In the latest intersection of fashion and film, Italian retailer Bulgari has announced they will contribute financing to upcoming Ennio Morricone documentary “The Glance of Music,” which is being directed by Giuseppe Tornatore.
Morricone, who is 87, has more than 500 movie credits to this name including scores for Sergio Leone’s so-called “Dollars Trilogy” – “A Fistful of Dollars,” “For a Few Dollars More,” and “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. He recently won the Golden Globe and Critics Choice awards for his score for Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight,” also nominated for an Oscar.
Earlier this month at the Golden Globes ceremony in Beverly Hills, Tarantino accepted the award on behalf of Morricone. The maestro will now receive the prize in person on January 30 during a special Golden Globes ceremony at the Bulgari flagship store in Rome. Hollywood Foreign Press Association prexy Lorenzo Soria is making the trek »
- Nick Vivarelli
Everyone who works with Ennio Morricone calls him "Maestro." It's a title that's both deferential and affectionate for the prolific, 87-year-old composer. Since the late Fifties, he has written some 500 movie scores, including such celebrated and iconic contributions to soundtracks such as The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, The Mission and Cinema Paradiso. His music has inspired a wide swath of artists from Metallica to Celine Dion, as well as filmmakers from Sergio Leone to Bernardo Bertolucci. But despite this, he has received few film awards in the U. »
Rome – Italy on Monday cheered Ennio Morricone’s Golden Globe victory for composing the original score for Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight,” which marks the maestro’s first original score for a Tarantino pic, and his first for a Western in decades.
“Maestro Morricone, always a certainty. A source of pride for Italy,” tweeted Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi.
Culture Czar Dario Franceschini praised Morricone as a “giant who has made Italian music and movies great all over the world,” also in a tweet.
Morricone, who is 87, has more than 500 movie credits to this name including scores for Sergio Leone’s so-called “Dollars Trilogy” – “A Fistful of Dollars,” “For a Few Dollars More,” and “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Leone’s “Once Upon a Time in the West,” ” Brian De Palma’s “The Untouchables,” Barry Levinson’s “Bugsby,” and Roland Joffe’s “The Mission,” are among other standouts, »
- Nick Vivarelli
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