Enzo Cocumarolo

Carlo Rustichelli

The name of Italian composer Carlo Rustichelli is inseparably tied to the career of film director Pietro Germi. Rustichelli wrote the scores for all of Germi’s pictures (except IL TESTIMONE, 1946), including AMICI MIEI, which had to be interrupted because of the director’s illness. Fellow director Mario Monicelli completed the movie, using Germi’s copious notes….

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Carlo Rustichelli

How did you become a film composer? By sheer accident or by choice? By a coincidence which led quite naturally to a choice. I once composed the main themes of IL FIGLIO DEL CORSARO ROSSO and GLI TULTIMI FILIBUSTIERI. Pietro Germi had been the screenplay writer on both films and remembered my work. He looked…

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