• Starting today at London’s BFI Southbank, the legendary Italian composer Nino Rota will be honored with a monthlong retrospective of films that feature his magisterial music. Rota is probably best known for his collaborations with Federico Fellini on such films as Amarcord, 8½, and La dolce vita and for his iconic melodies for Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather, but his sensational scores have also buoyed the work of Franco Rosi, Franco Zefferelli, Edward Dmytryk, and Luchino Visconti. It’s the latter’s The Leopard that this short video piece from the BBC waxes most lyrical over, and it’s worth a look—and a listen.

     

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