AS DONAGGIO APPEARS AT DE PALMA EVENT IN ROME
Well, just a week after the news about the Kritzerland release of the complete Pino Donaggio score to Brian De Palma's Carrie, Varese Sarabande has announced a limited edition release of the soundtrack to Donaggio's second collaboration with De Palma, Home Movies (thanks to Randy!). This release, which features all of the same tracks as the original vinyl release, is limited to 1000 copies, and is expected to go fast, so if you want one, don't hesitate.
Meanwhile, earlier this month (on November 9th), Donaggio was a special guest at Cinema Detour's celebration in Rome of De Palma's 70th birthday. The event was a presentation of the recently published Italian study, The Writing Of The Gaze: The Cinema of Brian De Palma, edited by Massimiliano Spanu and Fabio Zanello. Four of the book's authors were in attendance: M. Deborah Farina ("De Palma Underground: The Independent Production"), Domenico Monetti ("Sound and Vision: Images With Sound in Blow Up"), Diego Mondello ("Scarface and His Followers"), and Edvige Liotta ("Shapes of Utopia: Notes on Mission to Mars"). The evening concluded with a screening of De Palma's award-winning short Wotan's Wake, a rare treat in Italy (and in the U.S.!).