by Jonathan Bazzi   Ennio Morricone (Rome, 1928) started out as a trumpeter, but became the composer of the most beautiful and memorable soundtracks in film history. From early on he was successful in the spaghetti western genre, writing the music for the great masterpieces of Sergio Leone.   As early as the 1960s he composed for nume...

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive of the University of California recently presented the new film series centered on the great Italian directors of Western movies, "The Hills Run Red: Italian Westerns, Leone and Beyond."   The Series, running through January 27th, presents six classics by Sergio Leone, Sergio Corbucci, Damiano Dam...

Nuovo Italiano Cinema Film Festival will host C’era Una Volta Il West (Once Upon a Time in the West) a fundraising event Thursday, April 9 at Cannon Green, 103 Spring Street from 7–10 p.m. Guests are encouraged to wear western-themed apparel to compete in a “Best Costume” competition.   The event will also feature a silent auction, adult bev...

Mercoledi' 7 agosto 2013 presso l'auditorium dell'Ambasciata Italiana proietteremo: "C'ERA UNA VOLTA IL WEST" (1969) - Regia di Sergio Leone - Durata: 166 min.*FILM IN ITALIANO CON SOTTOTITOLI IN INGLESE La proiezione e' gratuita ma e' necessario registrarsi e RSVP al seguente indirizzo: http://www.iicwashington.esteri.it/IIC_Washingto...

by Matthew Benbenek   Since the early years of cinema, Italian filmmakers have been at the forefront of the international film scene, working to promote and innovate the medium. From the experimental silent films, Italian cinema evolved and invented a new genre of neo-realism through which they created some of the most emotionally powerful a...

  WTI Magazine #19    2014 Feb, 28Author : Simone doc Bracci      Translation by:   The genius of Sergio Leone has always been in front of us: his vision of the events, the space that joins the time and together get shaped as a work of art, to become pure cinema with a mastery that few have had in history. His...

Italian director Sergio Leone never saw the American version of his final film, the 1984 gangster epic "Once Upon a Time in America," starring Robert De Niro.   Leone had already made painful trims in his favored four-hour-plus version to get the running time down to 3 hours and 49 minutes for its presentation at the 1984 Cannes Film Festiva...

Il 17 febbraio del 1984, per la storia del cinema, fu contemporaneamente un gran giorno e un giorno sbagliato: un gran giorno perché ci fu la prima proiezione al pubblico, dopo più di 10 anni di lavorazione, di C'era una volta in America, di Sergio Leone, uno dei più grandi film di sempre; un giorno sbagliato perché, nelle due sale americane in cui...

by Nick Vivarelli   Gabriele Ferzetti, the silently seductive Italian actor who rose to international prominence during the 1950's and 60's, when he played a dissolute playboy opposite Monica Vitti inMichelangelo Antonioni's melancholy masterpiece "L'Avventura," died in Rome on Wednesday.   He was 90. Ferzetti's stage, screen and...