Line Gøttsche Dyrholm
I am in Rome to study Italian film score composition. Nino Rota ("8 1/2", "La Dolce Vita", "La Strada"), Piero Piccioni ("Dio Sotto La Pelle", "Camille") and Ennio Morricone ("The Good, the Bad and the Ugly", Once Upon a Time in America) are among the composers who created soundtracks with this special schwung that makes Italian film music exceptional. Their flourishing music has given extra value to Italian film tradition, and has with its lushness contributed to the genre’s aestheticized yet semi-lunatic cocktail of frenzy and romance.