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1962-1963

Soundtracks


Italian cinematography evolves and directors experiment with new solutions. Portmanteau films, film-reports and psychological dramas gain popularity competing for revenues with the great comedy productions. Umiliani, always interested in novelties, writes soundtracks for Monicelli’s episode in “Boccaccio ‘70” (the other episodes are directed by Fellini, Visconti and De Sica) and for the innovative film-reports by Ugo Gregoretti (“I Nuovi Angeli”) (“The New Angels” ) and by Cesare Zavattini (“I Misteri di Roma”). However in this period, Umiliani’s film manifesto is “Smog” directed by Franco Rossi in 1962 and set in Los Angeles. The US, jazz, Chet Baker’s trumpet and Helen Merrill’s voice singing “Dreaming of the Past” are the elements of this extraordinary music puzzle.
Umiliani writes the score for
“I Piaceri Proibiti” that ranges from swing to rock-and-roll, for “Colpo Gobbo all’Italiana” and also for “L’Amore Difficile” (“Sex Can Be Difficult”), here with the collaboration of trumpet player Nini Rosso.
Towards the end of 1963, Umiliani composes the soundtrack for “
La Bella di Lodi”, a movie which has been recently rediscovered by critics and where the theme song “A Bocca Chiusa” foreruns lounge music. There are also two docu-films of the new "Mondo Movie” trend: “Mondo Matto al Neon” and “Il Paradiso dell’Uomo”. At the premiere of this last movie at the theatre Barberini in Rome, the LP with the soundtrack is given as a gift to the ladies in the audience. It is a brand new idea supervised by De Laurentis production and RCA which shows the importance of soundtracks in this movie genre, popular until the ’70s.

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Boccaccio 70 (Segment "Renzo e Luciana") X SoundClip X

Year: 1962
Director: Mario Monicelli
Cast: Marisa Solinas, Germano Gilioli, Suso Cecchi D'Amico.
Distr.: Embassy Pictures
Genre: Comedy

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I Nuovi Angeli X SoundClip X
(aka "The New Angels")

Year: 1962
Director: Ugo Gregoretti
Cast: Amateur Actors
Distr.: Titanus
Genre: Docu-Movie

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Colpo Gobbo all'Italiana X SoundClip 1 X X SoundClip 2 X

Year: 1962
Director: Lucio Fulci
Cast: Mario Carotenuto, Andrea Checchi, Helen Chanel, Ombretta Colli, Aroldo Tieri, Marisa Merlini, Gino Bramieri.
Distr.: Mira Film
Genre: Comedy

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Smog X Soundclip X

Year: 1962
Director: Franco Rossi
Cast: Enrico Maria Salerno, Renato Salvatori, Annie Girardot, John Phillip Law.
Distr.: Titanus/MGM
Genre: Comedy

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L'Amore Difficile X SoundClip X
(aka "Sex Can Be Difficult")

Year: 1962
Directors: Sergio Sollima, Alberto Bonucci, Nino Manfredi, Luciano Lucignani.
Cast: Vittorio Gassman, Enrico Maria Salerno, Catherine Spaak, Nino Manfredi, Lilla Brignone, Gastone Moschin.
Distr.: Pathé Contemporary Films

Genere: Comedy

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Omicron X SoundClip X

Year: 1963
Director: Ugo Gregoretti
Cast: Renato Salvatori
Distr.: Paramount
Genre: Sci-Fi

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I Piaceri Proibiti X SoundClip 1 X X SoundClip 2 X

Year: 1963
Director: Raffaele Andreassi
Cast: Not Professionals Actors
Distr.: Euro
Genre:
Documentary

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Il Paradiso dell'Uomo X SoundClip X
(aka "Man's Paradise")

Year: 1963
Director: Giuliano Tomei
Cast: Not Professional Actors
Distr.: De Laurentis
Genere: Documentary

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I Misteri di Roma
(aka "Mysteries of Rome")

Year: 1963
Director: Cesare Zavattini
Cast: Not Professionals Actors
Distr.: Regionale
Genre: Documentary


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Tutto il Bello dell'Uomo X SoundClip X

Year: 1963
Director: Aldo Sinesio
Cast: Salvatore Aurora, Lilla Brignone, Lando Buzzanca, Blanche Cardin.
Distr.: Regionale
Genre: Comedy


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Mondo Matto al Neon X SoundClip X

Year: 1963
Director: Carlo Veo
Cast: Attori non professionisti
Distr.: Regionale
Genre: Documentary


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La Bella di Lodi X SoundClip X

Year: 1963
Director: Mario Missiroli
Cast: Stefania Sandrelli, Angel Aranda, Elena Borgo.
Distr.: Cineriz
Genre: Comedy

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L'Ultimo Rififì X SoundClip X
(aka "Los Dinamiteros")


Year: 1963
Director: Juan Garcia Atenza
Cast: Josè Isbert, Sara Garcia, Carlo Pisacane.
Distr.: C.B. Films
Genre: Comedy

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Controsesso (segment "Cocaina di Domenica") X SoundClip X
(aka "Countersex")

Year: 1963
Director: Franco Rossi
Cast: Nino Manfredi, Ugo Tognazzi, Anna Maria Ferrero, Dolores Wettach
Distr.: Interfilm
Genre: Comedy

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