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MoMA to host expansive Morricone retrospective

The Museum of Modern Art in New York hosted a retrospective spanning the nearly 60-year career of composer Ennio Morricone. The film series took place in December and January and featured more than 35 films with 17 new digital restorations plus 35mm archival prints. “This Ennio Morricone retrospective is the largest MoMA has ever devoted to a movie composer,” said Joshua Siegel, curator of the Department of Film at MoMA. Among the films screened were classics like Giuseppe Tornatore’s “Cinema Paradiso,” Sergio Leone’s “A Fistful of Dollars,” and “Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight.” One archival treasure in the lineup was …

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New York’s Museum of Modern Art celebrates Antonioni

  Today kicks off the first complete retrospective in New York in more than a decade dedicated to the work of filmmaker Michelangelo Antonioni. Presented with Luce Cinecittà, Rome, and featuring nearly 40 35mm prints and digital preservations, the lineup includes the renowned trilogy of “L’Avventura,” “L’Eclisse,” and “La Notte,” starring Monica Vitti as well as a diverse collection of films spanning his varied four-decade career. Antonioni made a career out of mesmerizing audiences with his films of complicated relationships that raise questions but leave many of the answers to the viewer. In a 1969 interview with American film critic …

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Still time to catch MOMA’s Pietrangeli retrospective

  The Museum of Modern Art’s current film series “Antonio Pietrangeli: A Retrospective” is in its final days, so if you’re in New York City this week, it’s still not too late to catch one of these Italian classics on the big screen. Born in Rome, Pietrangeli first studied medicine but fate took over when he assisted Luchino Visconti on his 1943 film, “Obsession.” Pietrangeli went on to contribute to the screenplays of Visconti’s “La Terra Trema” and Roberto Rossellini’s “Europa ’51” (in which he also appears as a psychiatrist). As a director, he wasted no time in finding his …

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