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Springsteen on Morricone in new documentary film
– January 20, 2022 – Joe Amodei reporting

One of the greatest things about the classic Italian film Cinema Paradiso is of course the musical score, composed by the legendary maestro Ennio Morricone. We lost Morricone in 2020, but his life and spirit lives on in the new documentary The Glance of Music.

What makes this upcoming feature film so special is that it is directed by none other than Giuseppe Tornatore, the man behind Cinema Paradiso. In the vein of Spielberg and Williams and a host of other famous film collaborations, Tornatore enlisted Morricone to score all of his feature films from Paradiso on, including such work as Malena, The Legend of 1900, Baaria, The Star Maker, Everybody’s Fine, and The Unknown Woman. Tornatore is the perfect filmmaker to create this tribute. Along for the ride are folks like Clint Eastwood, Quentin Tarantino, Joan Baez, Oliver Stone, and a host of other famous Hollywood and Italian celebs.

We are all familiar with Bruce Springsteen’s love of Morricone. So much that he used the theme to Sergio Leone’s “Once Upon a Time in the West” to open various shows throughout the years and offered an amazing cut of that very song for a tribute album to the conductor titled We All Love Ennio Morricone. And as you’ll see in the new trailer at top and clip above (via Cineuropa), Bruce shares his appreciation in the new film as well. No news on when The Glance of Music (AKA Ennio: The Maestro) will hit our shores yet, but this is one to look forward to.

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