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Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 2 - Part 7 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

In Paris, Mimmo and Franca are having a rough time getting by. But that doesn't stop Mimmo from wanting to have a good time. They don't agree on the right path to take.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 2 - Part 6 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Mimmo begins telling about his honeymoon, which was very short and simple and included his friends Riccardo and Rosi. A flashback takes us to the Modugno living room in Rome, where they all watch a little black and white TV where the famous presenter Mike Bongiorno is hosting a game show. Conversation turns to work and they talk about the future.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 2 - Part 5 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Mimmo is describing the moment in which he and Franca take their relationship to another level and when he also finds the rhyme he'd been looking for in the song he'd been writing. Later, during the recording session of Vecchio frac, he finds out the censors have been at work and want him to change the lyrics.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 2 - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Domenico hears some tragic news on the radio and it inspires him to express his grief in a song: Vecchio frac (old tuxedo), which later became a hit. He shares his mourning and memories with Franca.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 2 - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

This visit to Gramitto is a bit different from the others. Mimmo has a big surprise for Franca.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 2 - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Mimmo is very happy to be back in Italy, and with Franca. His next task is to audition for Gramitto in Milan.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 1 - Part 30 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

The episode closes with one of Domenico Modugno's most famous songs, Tu si' 'na cosa grande (you are something great to me), as Mimmo muses about the present and the future.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 1 - Part 29 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Mimmo goes to Paris and hears some great music, but doesn't have much success with his songs. That leaves him little choice but to go to Canada. It's cold there! He keeps in touch with Franca during his travels.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 1 - Part 28 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

When they get to his hometown, there's one person Mimmo doesn't want to see and one person he does want to see. Later on, he talks to Franca about how frustrated he is about his career.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 1 - Part 27 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

As Mimmo and Franca enjoy the beach and swimming in the clear water, he tells her about his childhood in the town they can see from where they are sitting.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 1 - Part 26 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

The piazza where Mimmo and Franca perform is deserted, but everything changes once he starts singing a Tarantella. Later on, Mimmo takes Franca to one of his favorite spots.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 1 - Part 25 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Franca, disappointed and hurt, goes to visit her grandmother in Sicily and writes a letter to Mimmo.

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

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

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.

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

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

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

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

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

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

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

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

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.

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

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

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.

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

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy Pugliese

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

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

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.

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

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

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.

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

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

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.

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

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

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...

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