Sonic Transmissions: Music on Film


Italy, Belgium, Japan
2021 — 156' / Color



Ennio is the full-fledged portrait of Ennio Morricone, the most popular and prolific musician of the twentieth century, the most loved by the international audience, two-time Academy Award® winner, author of over 500 unforgettable soundtracks. The documentary tells it through a long interview by Tornatore with the Maestro, testimonies of artists and directors, such as Bertolucci, Montaldo, Bellocchio, Argento, the Taviani, Verdone, Barry Levinson, Roland Joffè, Oliver Stone, Quentin Tarantino - fictional scenes, music and archival images. Ennio is also an investigation aimed at revealing what little is known about Morricone. Like his passion for chess, which perhaps has mysterious ties to his music. But also the realistic origin of some of his musical intuitions as happens for the scream of the coyote that suggests the theme of The good, the ugly, the bad, or the rhythmic clapping of the hands on some tin cans by the strikers in the head to a protest procession through the streets of Rome that inspired him with the beautiful theme of Sosenga Pereira. An aptitude for invention that is confirmed by his constant love for absolute music, and his vocation for persistent experimentation.

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Director Biography

Giuseppe Tornatore (born 27 May 1956) is an Italian film director and screenwriter. He is considered one of the directors who brought critical acclaim back to Italian cinema.[1] In a career spanning over 30 years he is best known for directing and writing drama films such as Everybody's Fine, The Legend of 1900, Malèna, Baarìa and The Best Offer. His most noted film is Cinema Paradiso, for which Tornatore won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. He has also directed several advertising campaigns for Dolce & Gabbana.

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Giuseppe Tornatore


Gabriele Costa

Gianni Russo


Fabio Zamarion

Giancarlo Leggeri


Annalisa Schillaci

Massimo Quaglia


Fabio Venturi

Gilberto Martinelli


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