Wednesday 09 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
The Untouchables (1987): Plot
During the alcohol prohibition in 1930s America, notorious gangster Al Capone controls almost all of Chicago, through a network of corruption that reaches through the ranks of politicians, judges and police officers. A group of “Untouchable” agents (as they were dubbed by the media at the time) make it their purpose to bring him down. A global commercial success of the 1980s, with an astounding cast of actors (Sean Connery received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor), an unforgettable Robert De Niro as Capone, and Ennio Morricone’s third Oscar nomination for Best Original Score. The train station sequence, with clear references to S.M. Eisenstein’s “Battleship Potemkin” (1925), is a true lesson in montage.
Director: Brian De Palma
Wednesday 09/09 | 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.