Sunday, February 17, 2019

Who Are Those Composers? ~ Carlo Innocenzi

Carlo Innocenzi was born in Monteleone di Spoleto Italy on May 29, 1899. He worked as a draughtsman who designed plans for the Ministry of Transportaian. He developed a deep interest in music and studied composition with such tutors as the maestros Fattorini and Principe. He was awarded his diploma in 1930. Shortly thereafter he met Sonia Pearlswig who under the pseudonym Marcella Riva was a singer/songwriter. They were soon married and became a musical composition team through their love of music and the arts. Innocenzi became a talented composer and conductor and his career spanned half a century composing over 300 films and documentaries. Many of the films he scored became well known and box office smashes. He composed for the films of such well-known actor as Ugo Tognazzi, Peppino de Filippo, Aldo Fabrizi, Giovanni Ralli and Alberto Sordi.

In total he composed over 700 scores for films and the concert halls. He’s best remembered by film goers for his scores to such movies as “Cavalcata selvaggia” ,”Un canto nel deserto”, “Il terrore del’Oklahoma”, “Il terrore dei barbari”, “Giulio Cesare contro i pirati” ,”Sansone”, “La vendetta di Ursus”, “Tropico di note”, “Maciste alla corte del Gran Khan”, “Il conquistatore di Corinto”, “Trionfo di Maciste”, “La rivolta dei mercenary”and “I Reali di Francia”.

As a film music composer he’s remember for such films such as, “Cavalcata selvaggia”, “Un canto nel deserto”, “Il terrore del’Oklahoma”, “Il terrore dei barbari”, “Giulio Cesare contro i pirati”, “Sansone”, “La vendetta di Ursus”, “Tropico di note”, “Maciste alla corte del Gran Khan”, “Il conquistatore di Corinto”, “Trionfo di Maciste”, “La rivolta dei mercenary”, “I Reali di Francia” as well as many more.;

Carlo Innocenzi died in Rome on March 24, 1962.

INNOCENZI, Carlo [5/29/1899, Monteleone di Spoleto Italy – 3/24/1962, Rome, Lazio, Italy] – composer, conductor, musician (violin), married to singer, songwriter Marcella Rivi (Sonia Pearlswig) [1910-1981] (194?-1962).
The Terror of Oklahoma – 1959 (co)

Special Birthdays

Arthur Kennedy (actor) would have been 105 today, he died in 1990.

Alan Bates (actor) would have been 85 today, he died in 2003.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

RIP Pat Gorman

British supporting and character actor Pat Gorman passed away in October, 2018. His passing was mentioned in the last Equity Magazine. Gorman, was one of England's busiest background actors from the early 1960s to the late 90s. He appeared on The Saint, Adam Adamant Lives!, Doomwatch, Fawlty Towers, I, Claudius, The Tomorrow People, Blake's 7, Minder and The Bill, to name but a few. Film credits included The Elephant Man and the 1989 version of Batman. Gorman also played the Killer in the BBC series The Nightmare Man. Pat played the part of a sentry in the 1973 British TV western ‘Hawkeye, the Pathfinder’.

At One With the West in Villamuriel
January 26, 2019

The town of Villamuriel is the scene for the filming of a documentary about conservationism set in the Cree Nation

Next to a bend of the Carrión River, in Villamuriel, the Cree Indians share their days with the cowboys and their horses, as well as some firefighters from the BRIF, several members of an equipment company of props, recording... etc. Because in a bend of the Carrión, Javier Galán rolls an audiovisual that aims to promote conservationism, based on the legend of Los Guerreros del Arcoiris.

"What is intended is to change the conception and raise awareness of the need to care for the environment," says a firefighter from the Forestry Brigades of León who is part of this project. The union between Galán and this project comes hand in hand after the production of the documentary BRIF, the story of a struggle. But in this conservationist work they collaborate more. In addition to the filming team that has a documentary maker who has been nominated for the Goya Award, to the owners of the firm Clantipi, who have ceded the Indian stores for the recording as well as for the shelter of the filming members; to the regents of the swimming pool of Villamuriel, passing through a French country singer, and the Town Hall of the town.

The idea was to finish filming yesterday, after having been producing material throughout the week, but the activities that go hand-in-hand with the recording of this project will continue throughout the weekend, in this case already at the swimming pool facilities. Villamuriel
There you can see the tipis of Clantipi, a Palencia company that has collaborated in several shoots at this time and in promotions such as one of the Atlético de Madrid; Tracking techniques will also be shown by North Explorer and Seraflo; and there will be workshops on lithic sculpture, fire research and experimental archeology. There will also be the presence of Basque aizkolaris who will demonstrate the cutting of trunks, and tonight, the collective Sad Hill, which tries to recover the cemetery of El Bueno, the Ugly and the Bad, will present its project Camino a la nominación Goya The music will be by the Fre16 nch singer Didier Methirier.

Spaghetti Western Locations ~ “The Big Gundown”

We continue our search for filming locations for “The Big Gundown”. Cuchillo is discovered by one of the riders and takes him out with a shepard's slingshot.

Scene was filmed at Pechina, Spain.

For a more detailed view of this site and other Spaghetti Western locations please visit my friend Yoshi Yasuda’s location site: and Captain Douglas Film Locations