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Avanti!

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Directed by Billy Wilder in 1972, and jointly written with long-time collaborator I.A.L Diamond (based on a play by Samuel Taylor), this charming romantic comedy, starring Jack Lemmon and Juliet Mills and shot entirely in Italy (on the Ischia island) didn’t quite receive the critical acclaim it deserved upon its original release. Luckily, the passing of time has done justice to the film which is now regarded as a true classic, respected and appreciated by all Wilder fans.

 

The film score ranks among the most relevant ones in the career of renowned composer Carlo Rustichelli (“Il Ferroviere”, “Un maledetto embroglio”, “Alfredo Alfredo”, “Signore e Signori”), who was hired to adapt a series of unforgettable Italian songs and have them fit into a score that was carefully planned to match the picture perfectly. It is as beautiful and brilliant as watching a Tuscany sunset while drinking a chianti…

 

In a beautiful package with 16 page booklet fully of colour stills and liner notes by Bruce Kimmel ... Permesso?... Avanti!.

01. Intro (0:16)

02. Main Title (1:57)

03. To Ischia (2:16)

04. Grand Hotel Excelsior (2:37)

05. Miss Piggot (1:23)

06. The Morgue (4:39)

07. Cha-cha-chá (3:18)

08. A tazza ´e café (2:20)

09. A Tribute to Them-dinner (2:49)

10. Sunrise Over Mount Vesuvius (3:25)

11. Willie & Kate (3:21)

12. Bruno´s Theme (0:32)

13. The Sicilian Waitress (2:19)

14. A Walk Around Ischia (3:32)

15. The Stolen Photos (0:42)

16. Wendell & Pamela (2:00)

17. Suite 121-122 (5:11)

18. Permesso? (1:10)

19. Coffee and Croissants (0:56)

20. A Bruial Front the Sea (1:50)

21. Finale (1:19)

22. Main Title (alternate version) (1:59)

23. Outtake 1 (1:12)

24. Outtake 2 (0:33)

25. A Walk Around Ischia (alternate version) (3:30)

26. Intro (alternate version) (0:16)

Total Disc Time: 58:19

Limited Collector’s Edition of 1000 units.