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Author Sciannameo, Franco.

Title Nino Rota's The godfather trilogy : a film score guide / Franco Sciannameo.

Imprint Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2010.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    781.542 Rota,N SCI    Available
Description xviii, 193 p. : ill., music ; 22 cm.
Series Scarecrow film score guides ; no. 9
Scarecrow film score guides; no. 9.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Nino Rota at the heart of the Novecento : a problem solved -- Musical styles in and out of diegesis -- Ethnicity and literary adaptation in The godfather trilogy -- The sound of The godfather trilogy : family choral scenes -- The sound of The godfather trilogy : tales of love and death.
Summary "Released in 1972, 1974, and 1990, Francis Ford Coppola's three-part saga is one of the greatest artistic accomplishments--and financial successes--in the history of Hollywood cinema. In Nine Rola's The Godfather Trilogy: A Film Score Guide, Franco Sciannameo recounts the events the led to the realization of the three films and studies their music. Sciannameo examines The Godfather Trilogy from a variety of perspectives, with a special focus on the music Rota composed to tie together appronimately nine hours of cinematic narrative. Delving into Rota's formation as a musician amid the cultural climate established by Italian Fascism, the author explores Rota's initial stylistic adherence to the Mussolini-dietated or-inspired concept of Itali-anness and then his return to a more congenial 19th-century formulaic vocabulary. Sciannameo considers Rota's involvement with cinema and his collaboration with many celebrated directors, such as Luchino Visconti, Federico Fellini, Franco Zeflirelli. and Coppola, and deals with the sensitive issues of cultural analysis vis-a-vis the Mafia as a concept embedded within the Italian-American community. He also describes the sound of the Godfather films, analyzing the muscial subtexts underscoring a group of pivotal scenes. Relying substantially on Rota's notes, which are discussed here for the first time, Sciannameo reveals the composer's interpretation of Coppola's cinematic narrative and the scoring methodologies Rota employed"--Back cover.
Subject Rota, Nino, 1911-1979. Motion picture music.
Godfather (Motion picture)
Godfather, part II (Motion picture)
Godfather, part III (Motion picture)
Motion picture music -- History and criticism.
Added Title Godfather trilogy
ISBN 0810877112 paperback alkaline paper
9780810877115 paperback alkaline paper

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