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Cabiria Soundtrack by and with Marco Castelli

Cabiria  is a 1914 Italian epic silent film, directed by Giovanni Pastrone and shot in Turin. The film is set in ancient Sicily, Carthage, and Cirta during the period of the Second Punic War (218–202 BC). It follows a melodramatic main plot about an abducted little girl, Cabiria, and features an eruption of Mount Etna, heinous religious rituals in Carthage, the alpine trek of Hannibal, Archimedes' defeat of the Roman fleet at the Siege of Syracuse and Scipio maneuvering in North Africa. Apart from being a classic on its own terms, the film is also notable for being the first film in which the long-running film character Maciste makes his debut. In this work Pastrone invented the epic movie and deserves credit for many of the innovations as the extensive use of a moving camera, thus freeing the feature-length narrative film from "static gaze".
.........Marco Castelli, saxophonist and composer carries out his activity not only in the world of jazz, but also within the scope of theater, dance and contemporary performance, in 'solo' with the formula of the live sax and electronics for the live soundtrack of this masterpiece of the Italian silent film, he carries the audience in a world of sounds, which makes even more exciting the vision of the incredible images of the film simultaneously giving them a surprising modernity.......



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L'Inferno Soundtrack by and with Marco Castelli

The Inferno, (1911) silent movie by Francesco Bertolini, Giuseppe de Liguoro and Adolfo Padovan, produced by Milan Films, is the first colossal film in history of the Italian cinema. Adaptation of the first cantica of Dante's Divine Comedy, only available in copies damaged, mutilated or censore, was in 2011, painstakinkly restored to its original edition, with the correct sequence of the shots, and to the fullness of his light and colors.
L'Inferno was first screened in Naples in the Teatro Mercadante on March 10, 1911. An international success, it grossed more than $2 million in the United States, where its length gave theater owners an excuse for raising ticket prices.For many years, L'Inferno was largely unseen and only available in lower quality, incomplete copies. In 2004, a newly restored version of the film, combining British and American prints from the BFI National Archive and the Library of Congress


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