Roberto Calabretto, Giovanni De Mezzo

Soundscapes in Sardinian Cinema: De Seta's Banditi a Orgosolo and the Taviani Brothers' Padre padrone

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Keywords: Soundtrack; Film Music; Cinema in Sardegna; Banditi a Orgosolo; Padre Padrone.

This article provides an overview of the soundtracks used in the most important films produced in Sardegna, particularly between the 1950s and 1970s. It identifies a series of choices made by the films' composers: choices which often represent the contemporary social context in Italy, and which moreover illustrate richness and originality. In addition to the music, the article also analyses background noises, which contribute similarly to the creation of an effective soundscape. Following an overview of the many important examples that illustrates both continuities and discontinuities with contemporary film-musical traditions, the article provides a more detailed study of Paolo and Vittorio Taviani's "Padre padrone" (1977) and Vittorio De Seta's Banditi a Orgosolo (1961), which highlights the complexity and nuance of their scores.

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