Film

New Welles Othello

New Welles Othello

Orson Welles’ original, full-length version of Othello finally makes it to the Lido. Celebrating the director’s centenary the 72nd Venice Film Festival  will screen a restored Italian version of the classic on September 1, along with Welles’ 1969 Shakespeare adaptation The Merchant of Venice. Othello took three years to make. Welles was to have premiered it at the Venice Film Festival […]

James Horner’s ‘Magnificent’ Legacy

James Horner’s ‘Magnificent’ Legacy

Following James Horner’s tragic and untimely death in a plane crash on June 22, it was believed his last contributions onscreen would be Antoine Fuqua’s boxing drama Southpaw, released in July, and Patricia Riggen’s Chilean miner drama The 33, due in November.  But recently, it came to light that Horner had also been working on Fuqua’s […]

Morricone at bat for Tarantino

Morricone at bat for Tarantino

Finally, after numerous flirtations and a tiff, Italian composer Ennio Morricone will officially team with director Quentin Tarantino, signing on for The Hateful Eight. The  marks Morricone’s return to the Western — the genre that made him famous — in 40 years. The five-time Oscar winner’s haunting and hynotic scores vaulted him to international prominence  […]