Monday, November 18, 2019

New Book Release Ennio Morricone: Discovery

Ennio Morricone: Discovery
Author: Maurizio Baroni

Unique in its genre, Ennio Morricone: Discovery originates from the idea of the collector, author, and cinema expert Maurizio Baroni. Baroni draws on his own archive to give life to a rich selection highlighting over fifty years of a prestigious career, largely unseen before, which includes handwritten scores by the maestro himself, the original album and single cover sleeves from his soundtracks, and much more.

This book is a definite homage to this great Italian composer of film soundtracks, probably the most famous in the world. Texts included by: Dario Argento, Bernardo Bertolucci, Liliana Cavani, Lisa Gastoni, Franco Nero, Quentin Tarantino, and many more.

Country: Germany
Publisher: Gingko Press Inc.
Language: English
Pages: 352
ISBN-10: 3943330338
ISBN-13: 978-3943330335
Released: November 19, 2019

Albi nuove avventure – I Nuove Avventure - Albi Colibri - Avventurosi

This comic book series was first published in 1948 and contained 92 weekly in three series starting with #1 on May 6, 1948 and ending with #92 in December 1953. It was published by Corrado Tedeschi Publishing in Florence, Italy under the direction of Corrado Tedeschi. Each issue varied in length from 26-32 pages with black and white pages and color covers.

Serie I: CAPITAN BOMBA (The Katzenjammer Kids) (CB) di H. H. Knerr, IL PICCOLO INDIANO (PI) di Guido Fantoni (the Americanization of “Bobby Phantom”), ARCIBALDO E PETRONILLA (Bringing Up Father) (AP) e CIRILLINO (Snookums) (CI) di Geo. Mc Manus, LA BANDA DEI LUPACCHIOTTI (BL), KAANGA IL PRINCIPE DELLA GIUNGLA (KA) di John Celardo, L’UOMO LEOPARDO (UL), GLI AMMUTINATI (AM), BRACCIO DI FERRO (Popeye) (BF) di Bela Zaboly, ANATROCCOLO (AN), BUBI BALZELLO (Bugs Bunny) (BB). In appendice: PENNA DRITTA (Straight Arrow) di Gardner Fox (testi) e Joe Certa (disegni) (nn. 4, 6, 8, 10, 38); MUTTI E GEFFI (Mutt and Jeff) di Bud Fisher (nn. 23/24); POLDO TELAFÒ (n. 8); PAOLOTTO (n. 12); PANCIO BILL (n. 18); PITTI PATTI (n. 23); FELIX (nn. 24, 26, 36); “Daisy la pigra” (n. 26); “Il dottor Trippetti” (n. 26); “Gigi il verme”, “Il dottor Dulcamara”, “Sherlocchino Occhiodilince”, “Lillo e Billo”, “Piedipiatti” (n. 20); “La sposa dell’orco” (n. 31); TOM TORN (n. 34), CAIRO JONES (Miss Cairo Jones) (CJ) di Jerry Albert/Bob Oksner (n. 56).

Series II: four alternate series sometimes showing double numbering, that of the series and that of the series: CIRILLINO series (CI) (5 nos.), CAPITAN BOMBA series (CB) (1 n.), Series JUSTTIER OF WEST (Monte Hale) (MH) (4 nos.), FUZZI series (FU) (2 nos.) (Originally the character is Gabby Hayes, taken from Fawcett's comic books, drawings by Leonard Frank). The periodicity declared it a monthly, but in reality two or three registers came out in a month.

Series III: was a reprint from the previous two series in random order from CIRILLINO, CAPITAN BOMBA, ARCIBALDO AND PETRONILLA, IL PICCOLO INDIANO and MONTE HALE, on the occasion of the figurine competition "Weapons and Costumes of the World". Each number has several different extensions to facilitate collection.

Series IV: was proposed to be a a series of 2 albums, but the packaging is bellows with 26 pages. Images provided by Gianni Bono, Franco Guerra and Nestore Corti.

Series 1 western issues

02 (12.06.48) - “Il piccolo indiano e il serpente” (PI) (The Little Indian and the Snake)
04 (26.06.48) - “Il piccolo indiano e l’orso pescatore” (PI) (The Lttle Indian and the Fsherman Bear)
06 (10.07.48) - “Il piccolo indiano e il calumet della pace” (PI) (The Little Indian and the Calumet of Peace)
08 (24.07.48) - “Il piccolo indiano e la puzzola” (PI) (The little Indian and the skunk)
10 (07.08.48) - “Il piccolo indiano e la «zolletta di zucchero»” (PI) (The Lttle Indian and the Sugar Lump)
12 (21.08.48) - “Il piccolo indiano e le faccende domestiche»” (PI) (The Little Indian and Household Chores)
25 (12.10.48) - “Il piccolo indiano e l’anello miracoloso” (PI) (The Little Indian and the Miraculous Ring)
27 (16.10.48) - “Il piccolo indiano a caccia” (PI) (The Little Indian on the Hunt)
33 (30.10.48) - “Il piccolo indiano nell’isola misteriosa” (PI) (he Little Indian on the Mysterious Island)
35 (04.11.48) - “Il piccolo indiano in vacanze” (PI) (The Little Indian in Vacation)
39 (26.11.48) - “Il piccolo indiano e il rubino” (PI) (The Little Indian and the Ruby)
41 (02.12.48) - “Il piccolo indiano e il tam-tam dei bichi-nichi” (PI) (The Little Indian and the Tam-Tam of the Bichi-nichi)
42 (05.12.48) - “Il piccolo indiano e la cassa di wisky” (PI) (The Little Indian and the Case of Wisky)
47 (25.12.48) - “Il piccolo indiano e il pappagallo” (PI) (The Lttle Indian and the Prrot)
49 (01.01.49) - “Il piccolo indiano avventure di terra, cielo e mare” (PI) (The Little Indian Adventures of Earth, Sky and Sea)
50 (04.01.49) - “Il piccolo indiano nel bar di Don Pedro” (PI) (The Little Indian in the Bar of Don Pedro)

Series II Western series
01 (10.11.48) - “I cavalieri di fuoco” (The Knights of Fire)
02 (22.11.48) - “L’anello di Dario” (Dario’s Ring)

Series III Western titles

Special Birthdays

Arnold Alfredson (actor) is 95 today.
Nate Parker (actor) is 40 today.  

Sunday, November 17, 2019

RIP Arseni Corsellas

One of Spain’s great voice actor’s Arseni Corsellas died Saturday November 16, 2019 at age 86, according to his son who published his passing on social networks. Corsellas gave voice to iconic characters like JR of " Dallas " and also to actors like Sean Connery or Charlton Heston . Corsellas debuted in the 1950s on Radio Juventud. However, the work that opened the door to dubbing was the performance at the National Radio Invisible Theater. Since then he made more than a thousand dubbing and was the voice of actors such as Michael Caine, Omar Sharif, Albert Finney, in addition to those already mentioned. He also directed almost all the films that were dubbed in the Voice of Spain studios in the sixties and seventies in Barcelona and, in addition, we have also been able to see him perform in films such as "Own Love" by Mario Camus or "The best thing it can happen in a croissant "by Paco Mir. His dubbing for Euro-westerns is too great to cover and list all the films and actors among which are Lex Barker in 1964’s “Last of the Renegades”; Robert Shaw “Custer of the West” (1967); Tomas Milian “Death Sentence” and Yul Brynner “Villa Rides” (1968); Anthony Steffen “Gentleman Killer” and Sean Connery “Shalako (both 1969); Raf Vallone “Cannon for Corsoba”, Fernando Rey “Companieros” and Richard Crenna “The Deserter” (all 1971); Charles Bronson “Chato’s Land” and Jim Brown “El Condor”, James Garner “A Man Called Sledge” Burt Lancaster “Valdez is Coming!” (all 1972); Richard Harrison “Jesse & Lester, Two Brothers in a Town Called Trinity”, Stephen Boyd “Those Dirty Dogs” (both 1973); and Robert Mitchum “Dead Man” 1996.

Who Are Those Composers? ~ Jerome Moross

Jerome Moross was born in Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.A. on August 1 1913. He became a talented piano player and composed music for the theater. During his early years, Moross met and became lifelong friends with Bernard Herrmann. In 1931, he met Aaron Copland and joined his Young Composers Group, whose members also included Herrmann. Copland supported his work and Herrmann provided him an introduction to the entertainment media, beginning with the composition of music cues for radio shows in 1935. In the 1940s he began to work in Hollywood, California, where he would compose the music scores for sixteen films from 1948 to 1969.

In 1956 he composed the score for the World War II drama “The Sharkfighters”, possibly traveling to Cuba with the film company. The score is distinctive in its use of ethnic themes featuring syncopation and percussion instruments that stress the ostinato rhythm that soon became the signature style element of his scores for many westerns.

His best-known film score is that for the 1958 movie “The Big Country”, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Score. According to Moross, he composed the main title after recalling a walk he took in the flatlands around Albuquerque, New Mexico, during a visit in October 1936, shortly before he moved to Hollywood.

His other works include the music for the films “The Proud Rebel” (1958), “The Mountain Road” (1951), “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” (1960), “The Cardinal” (1963), “The War Lord” (1965), “The Valley of Gwangi” (1969) and “Hail, Hero!” (1969). He also composed the main theme for the 3rd–8th seasons of the television western series ‘Wagon Train’, the theme of which was based on his score for the 1959 historical western “The Jayhawkers!”.

He also orchestrated for other composers, usually uncredited, including such films as “Our Town” for Copland and “The Best Years of Our Lives” for Hugo Friedhofer.

Moross's concert works included a sonata for a piano duet and string quartet, and a symphony that was premiered by conductor Sir Thomas Beecham on October 18, 1943 in Seattle, Washington. It featured an "intrinsically American sound" that characterized all of Moross's compositions in every genre and form.

Moross died in Miami, Florida on July 25, 1983 of congestive heart failure following a stroke.

MOROSS, Jerome (aka Jerome Morross) [8/1/1913, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A. – 7/25/1983, Dade County, Florida, U.S.A. (congestive heart failure)] – composer, conductor, orchestrator, songwriter, musician (piano) married to Hazel Abrams [1905-1983] (1939-1983) father of Susanna Moross [1940-    ].
The Valley of Gwangi* - 1968

Special Birthdays

Per Barclay (actor) would have 125 today, he died in 1983.

Silvano Ambrogi (screenwriter) would have been 90 today, he died in 1996.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

RIP Vojtěch Jasný

Czech director Vojtěch Jasný died in Prague on November 16, 2019. He was 93. From the 1950s, Jasny made some 50 movies in Czechoslovakia and later in the West when he emigrated after the 1968 Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia. His most famous film, “All My Good Countrymen,” from 1968, about the brutal changes in the country under communism, was banned in his homeland. It won the best director award at the Cannes Film Festival in 1969. He also won a Cannes special jury prize for his 1963 film, “The Cassandra Cat.” In the 1980s, Jasny settled in the United States, lecturing at Columbia University. He later returned home. He directed the 1965 Euro-western TV film “Magnetické vlny lécí”.