Saturday 12 September 2020
A Tribute to Εnnio Morricone
Voci dal silenzio
Ennio Morricone may have drifted into permanent “silence” on July 6th, at the age of 91, but the work he left behind, both in cinema and television (more than 400 scores for individual titles during the course of his career!), will forever be the background music not only to our images, but our pop culture and our lives. One of the top artists in his field, Morricone became synonymous early on with the genre of Italian spaghetti westerns, composing musical score “hymns” of timeless importance. His notes became the ideal soundtrack for an old-fashioned, traditional style of machismo that inspired the heroes of the movies for which he wrote music, but without taking away from his talent for romance, emotion and a nostalgic disposition for genuine melody. In his honor, the five films that make up this tribute include work of different timbres, demonstrating the broadness of his range.
Program coordinator: Ilias Frangoulis
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968): Plot
In a fictional town of the American West, a mysterious, harmonica-playing man partners with a strange desperado, to protect a beautiful widow and heir to a plot of land that stands in the way of the extension of the local railroad. The film wasn’t well received in the US at the time of its release (having been subjected to 21 minutes of cuts in the final montage) but it is now considered the most epic spaghetti western in cinema history, full of formidable figures and legendary scenes, an unforgettable and elegiac musical score by Ennio Morricone, and unsurpassable CinemaScope frames of Arizona landscapes by its cinematographer, Tonino Delli Colli.
Director: Sergio Leone
Saturday 12/09 | 20.30
*Viewers are advised to bring mosquito-repellent, as well as a throw or blanket to spread on the ground.
Entry is free.
For your own safety and in compliance with the measures for maintaining distances as defined by the Hellenic National Public Health Organization, we have designed a special layout at the Great Lawn, with signs indicating the spots where groups and families of up to 4 people may sit.
There will be no waiting list. According to the protection measures against COVID-19, on the occasion of the exceedance of the Great Lawn’s visitors maximum capacity, the film screening will be cancelled. Thank you in advance for your understanding.