The possibility of watching a two-and-a-half-hour documentary on Oscar-winning filmmaker composer Ennio Marikon, directed by Giuseppe Tornato, who himself won the Oscar with “Cinema Paradiso.” Movies.
There was a quiet gathering on the red carpet for Tornato and friends, who posed for pictures of Maricone’s catchy soundtrack for visitors.
Even before the film started, the film received a standing ovation during a tour of the Tornato auditorium, and at the end of the screening, the film received a four-minute standing ovation.
Marikon died while editing the film in Tornato in 2020, but he grew up on screen, talking about his work in this Italian-language film, between a series of interesting pictures of cowboys from fellow Sergio Leon’s films and interviews with well-known collaborators around the world. Clint Eastwood, Quentin Tarantino, Bruce Springsteen and Barry Levinson were among the English-speaking commentators.
In 150 minutes the film maintained a great momentum, and was extremely entertaining, revisiting Moricon’s work through many brilliant films, and listening to his fellow orchestral soundtracks, and the voices of the speaking chiefs, mostly his, which made him come to work.
Pictures of cowboys, bloody female bodies, deserts and saloon dolls with frilly costumes, Marikon is seen quietly conducting an unseen orchestra in a black tox. Repeatedly his orchestral sounds pull the strings of the heart into the packed auditorium.
But is his music so great? German film composer Hans Zimmer tried to explain this in his film.
“In the movie, Hans Zimmer mentions that many people recognize his music from the first few notes,” Torato told reporters Friday afternoon. “It’s not a tonality question because it’s always different. Even Hans Zimmer could not explain it and he himself is a great musician.
As for his musical personality, Tornato said: “There are some conductors who do great gestures. But Marikon did more human gestures, as he started whistling music and gestures with that.
With “Ennio”, Tornato shows how a long documentary can be much more than a talking head and can create great entertainment in the hands of a great filmmaker.