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Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 1 - Part 24 View Series View This Episode

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Before the prince leaves the gathering in a very melancholy mood, he tells Mimmo about a job. Mimmo gets the job, but has a hard time satisfying the director (who is a bit eccentric, it must be said). Franca comes to the theater to see Mimmo at a certain point, but it might not have been the right moment.

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Carolina Raspanti plays Dafne, a girl of 35 who leads a regular life until she loses her mother and has to take care of her father suffering from depression. Dafne has Down syndrome, as does the actress who portrays her.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 1 - Part 23 View Series View This Episode

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At their meeting with the head of Curci music publishers in Milan, Riccardo and Mimmo dare to mention the word "contract." Once back in Rome, the Prince shows up at the artists' circle where Mimmo is having dinner.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 1 - Part 22 View Series View This Episode

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Franca's career is going nicely, and Mimmo decides that he'll do whatever they want him to: Sing, dance, act...

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 1 - Part 21 View Series View This Episode

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For the radio show, Mimmo sings a very sad song, based on a story he had read in the newspaper. Note: The images of the event may be disturbing. This broadcast was one of the last Mimmo and Franca would be doing, and they talk about the immediate future as they walk home.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 1 - Part 20 View Series View This Episode

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Franca was very skeptical about doing the broadcast with Mimmo, but ends up on the radio with him. There's one word to describe them: bravissimi! Remembering that these performances were live, not taped makes it all the more exciting to watch.

Fratelli Taviani - La passione e l'utopia - Part 25 View Series View This Episode

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This is the final installment of the documentary dedicated to the Taviani brothers. It concludes as they do some location scouting in the marvelous old city of Montepulciano for Maraviglioso Boccaccio (Wondrous Boccaccio), a 2015 film. Vittorio Taviani died in 2015 at the age of 88, and Paolo is 89 and still making films.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 1 - Part 19 View Series View This Episode

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Domenico can't wait to tell Franca about doing the show, but she won't take his calls, so he goes to see her in person.

Fratelli Taviani - La passione e l'utopia - Part 24 View Series View This Episode

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It's not often that two people, let alone brothers, can work together in perfect harmony. But artists who have worked with the Taviani brothers say they came very close. Paolo and Vittoio knew what they wanted and they knew how they wanted to obtain it, down to the letter.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 1 - Part 18 View Series View This Episode

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Domenico gets a big chance to sing for a celebrity, but it doesn't go the way he imagines. Palmieri keeps coming up with ideas for him, however.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 1 - Part 17 View Series View This Episode

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Domenico isn't very adept at keeping his emotions, including jealousy, in check, and at the dinner party, he allows them to get the better of him. But there are all kinds of people at that party, and they aren't all against him.

Fratelli Taviani - La passione e l'utopia - Part 22 View Series View This Episode

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The Taviani brothers were adolescents during World War II, and talk about how tense it was growing up with the Germans and fascists so close by. A woman at a bar gives them directions to find one of the locations for filming "The Night of the Shooting Stars."

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 1 - Part 16 View Series View This Episode

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Domenico keeps telling his story, fast-forwarding a bit, and focuses on when he got a new place to live with his friends helping him, and meeting up with Franca again.

Fratelli Taviani - La passione e l'utopia - Part 21 View Series View This Episode

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We learn about the ideas behind the movies, "Father and Master" and "The Night of the Shooting Stars," and how music played a major role in both movies.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 1 - Part 15 View Series View This Episode

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Mimmo is discouraged about getting rejected at the radio station, and Riccardo gives him some criticism. Franca has a different opinion. The students get together to celebrate the end of their two-year program at the Experimental Center.

Fratelli Taviani - La passione e l'utopia - Part 20 View Series View This Episode

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Music and sound have major roles in the movies of the Taviani brothers. Notably, the tarantella from Allonsanfàn, written by Ennio Morricone, was also used by Tarantino in one of his movies, and that's when it became famous.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 1 - Part 14 View Series View This Episode

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Domenico gets a small role in a movie where he has to sing a child to sleep. He then tries his luck in a singing contest. He also seems to be getting some attention from some females...

Fratelli Taviani - La passione e l'utopia - Part 19 View Series View This Episode

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Music plays an essential role in the films of the Taviani brothers. It's like having another actor. Composer Nicola Piovani knows something about this having worked with them on some of their movies. He also composed the soundtrack for the movie La Vita è Bella (Life is Beautiful) with Roberto Benigni.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 1 - Part 13 View Series View This Episode

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De Sica is generous with Domenico. Later on, seated on the curb with his friend, Domenico borrows a guitar from a "blind" person nearby and sings a song he wrote.

Fratelli Taviani - La passione e l'utopia - Part 18 View Series View This Episode

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Nanni Moretti tells about how he got to see Caesar Must Die before it was released. The composer, Giuliano Taviani talks about how he became interested in writing music for film, and how budget limits actually inspired him in writing the music for this movie.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 1 - Part 12 View Series View This Episode

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Domenico happens to get a glimpse of Vittorio De Sica himself and chases him down to ask him for a part.

Fratelli Taviani - La passione e l'utopia - Part 17 View Series View This Episode

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The Taviani brothers, at around eighty years of age, feel like they have gone back to their more reckless early days, with Caesar Must Die.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 1 - Part 11 View Series View This Episode

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Domenico begins recounting his second (and best) year at the Experimental Center in Rome. One reason it was his best year is that he met a very special person.

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