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What's your favourite score composed by a European composer for a European film?

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19 minutes ago, Jurassic Shark said:

 

I guess you're referring to The Mission, by The Ennio Morricone. :)

 

Yes, but the Italian title (the one used by Morricone) is "Mission"... I was being philologically correct! 

 

(It was also an attempt to avoid confusion with the piece by JW called "The Mission").

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Some of my favorite Main Titles - such glorious beautiful lovely memorable themes.

 

400 Blows by Jean Constantin

 

La Strada by Nino Rota

 

Amarcord by Nino Rota

 

Jules et Jim by Georges Delerue

 

Les Parapluies de Cherbourg by Michel Legrand

 

 

Le Mépris by Georges Delerue

 

Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma by Ennio Morricone

 

Cinema Paradiso by Ennio Morricone

 

Novocento by Ennio Morricone

 

Dans la maison by Philippe Rombi

 

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7 hours ago, Arpy said:

Valerian - Alexandre Desplat

 

That and Fifth Element by Eric Serra

 

Nothing else comes to mind for me, but I'm sure I'm forgetting something major

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2 minutes ago, Jurassic Shark said:

I see that no Bond scores have been mentioned so far.

British films f8nanced by US companies are NOT European!

" what don't y9u understand?"😠

22 minutes ago, Koray Savas said:

 

Not Euro.

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GB isn't EUROPE. Brexit or no.

The continental countries speak non- English and have self contained film industries.

 

1 minute ago, Jurassic Shark said:

I'm sure EON takes the greater part of the bill, and the income.

Dr. No was financed by UA. Broccolli and Salzman are Americans

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6 minutes ago, bruce marshall said:

GB isn't EUROPE. Brexit or no.

 

If you read the title of the thread carefully, you'll realize that it doesn't say continental Europe. ;)

 

6 minutes ago, bruce marshall said:

Dr. No was financed by UA. Broccolli and Salzman are Americans

 

Sure, but they made their films in the UK.

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I'm sorry, John Williams isn't a European composer. ;) 

 

3 minutes ago, Jay said:

I don't think talking about James Bond or Harry Potter scores are in the spirit of what this thread is about.  Those are Hollywood films.

 

HP sure, but Bond is more of a gray area, I'd say.

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6 minutes ago, Jurassic Shark said:

 

If you read the title of the thread carefully, you'll realize that it doesn't say continental Europe. ;)

 

 

Sure, but they made their films in the UK.

 

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2 minutes ago, bruce marshall said:

 

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You Americans and your simplified views of Europe. ;)

 

Btw, do you put on a DVD and take a picture with your phone each time you want to post a "meme"?

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12 minutes ago, bruce marshall said:

GB isn't EUROPE. Brexit or no.

 

Brexit applies to the EU, not to the British Isles leaving the Eurasian landmass.

 

12 minutes ago, bruce marshall said:

The continental countries speak non- English and have self contained film industries.

 

Nobody asked about the language. And if they did, how do you decide that English is the one language that makes a film non-European? Also, several European countries do have English as one of their official languages.

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1 minute ago, Jurassic Shark said:

 

You Americans and your simplified views of Europe. ;)

 

Btw, do you put on a DVD and take a picture with your phone each time you want to post a "meme"?

Yeah.

You have a problem with that?

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2 minutes ago, Marian Schedenig said:

Brexit applies to the EU, not to the British Isles leaving the Eurasian landmass.

 

Nobody asked about the language. And if they did, how do you decide that English is the one language that makes a film non-European? Also, several European countries do have English as one of their official languages.

 

...also, Ireland's primary language is English, and they *are* part of the EU.

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20 minutes ago, bruce marshall said:

GB isn't EUROPE. Brexit or no.

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is still part of Europe, geographically.

It certainly was in Europe politically, up until January just gone.

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Im boycotting this thread until you idiots start following.MY.rules!😡

1 minute ago, Naïve Old Fart said:

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is still part of Europe, geographically.

It certainly was in Europe politically, up until January just gone.

Brexit has NO bearing on the case!

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8 minutes ago, bruce marshall said:

DIVA qualifies because:

Non-English speaking cast.

Indigenous crew and financing.

Made for a Euro audience

 

If you require all contributions to a European film to be strictly from Europe/Europeans, there won't be that many films left to talk about. That's probably why the Council of Europe came up with the following point system in order to qualify:

 

The criteria[2] whereby a film qualifies as European are based upon the European Convention on Cinematographic Co-production, Appendix II, issued by the Council of Europe. This definition might be extended for Israeli and Palestinian works and nationalities. A cinematographic work qualifies as European if it achieves at least 16 points (out of 21).

 

The European Film Academy uses a lower minimum of 13 points.

 

European elements Weighting Points
Creative group
Director 4
Script writer 3
Composer 1
Performing group
First role 3
Second role 2
Third role 1
Technical craft group
Head of Department – cinematography 1
Head of Department – sound 1
Head of Department – picture editing 1
Head of Department – production or costume design 1
Studio or shooting location 1
VFX or CGI location 1
Post-production location 1

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Film_Awards

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1 hour ago, Corellian2019 said:

Il Gattopardo, Nino Rota

 

This is a very good one, arguably Rota's best film score.

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Who cares what the so- called " European Film Academy" thinks!

I am the one who decides!

1 hour ago, Score said:

 

This is a very good one, arguably Rota's best film score.

Burt Lancaster is American

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1 hour ago, Score said:

 

This is a very good one, arguably Rota's best film score.

 

The only ding is that the absolutely outrageously beautiful love theme was not composed for this film. It was from a prior symphony that he wrote.

 

So the most memorable music from the film, the music that everyone remembers and wants to buy, is not written for the film.

 

But still, I agree it is a great score. I might not call it his best but one of his best for sure. It also works very well in the movie.

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52 minutes ago, Marian Schedenig said:

..... Never mind the Australian star.

George Laze by?

1 hour ago, Koray Savas said:

I guess it’s technically a co-production.

 

Fine...

 

Il Buono, Il Brutto, Il Cattivo

Nope.

14 points.

Need 16

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8 hours ago, Jay said:

...and Fifth Element by Eric Serra

 

Isn't it technically an American production, since, according to the director, Columbia Pictures co-financed it?

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2 minutes ago, Corellian2019 said:

 

Isn't it technically an American production, since, according to the director, Columbia Pictures co-financed it?

Of course.

Bruce Willis is the star.

His co- stark( who shall not be named) is American.

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8 minutes ago, Jurassic Shark said:

 

The European Film Academy uses a lower minimum of 13 points.

I already expressed my contempt for this so-called ' academy'😉

They don't take into account the finance and distribution .

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