The economic crisis hits RAI too.
In these days, Alberto Negrin is completing the shots of his new tv film titled "57 GIORNI" (working title), starring Luca Zingaretti (Perlasca, Cefalonia...) and Lorenza Indovina, about the murder of the sicilian magistrate Paolo Borsellino.
Paolo Borsellino was murdered on 19 July 1992 in Palermo (Sicily) by the mafia, exactly 57 days after the murder of Giovanni Falcone at Capaci.
The film will be broadcasted on RAIUNO at the end of May / beginning of June.
The music, of course, is by Morricone, but unfortunately, there will not be any new track in the film, but just reused material coming from previous Morricone's compositions: ANNA FRANK, IL CUORE NEL POZZO and L'ULTIMO DEI CORLEONESI. Morricone has refused to compose new music because RAI has put at his disposal few money to finance this new project.
He says:"...with the money that RAI wanted to give me, I could not have even paid the recording...! "...but neither just a single new theme"? "...yes - he says - when it seemed that I would have done the soundtrack, I had already prepared two new themes, but now...I'll keep them for another occasion".
I knew this project since the beginning of March, but, due to the absence of new music, it did not seem to me urgent to give this news and this explains why I'm so in late in giving it.
As you know, this is not the first time that old Morricone's material is reused: MARIA GORETTI directed by Giulio Base and ICS, L'AMORE TI DA UN NOME directed by ALBERTO NEGRIN.
And now, let's go to the good news.
About ten days or before, I hope to give you news about a real new soundtrack. Be sure: this time, new music!
Do you remember that, time ago, I talked about 4/5 new projects?
Well, one was L'OFFERTA MIGLIORE, another one would have been 57 GIORNI, the third...in ten days. For the fouth and the fifth, both for the cinema, today I had the confirmation that the contract for the first of the two works has been signed, so Morricone will do the music. For the second, they are still discussing, but there are good chances that everything goes well. Anyhow, we will have time to talk about these two new films in the future.
Then, yesterday's news, confirmed today, there will be another one big surprise coming from RAI ( also in this case be sure: new music), but for this, is really too early to talk about.
What else? I am very sorry for 57 GIORNI, but, be sure, things will turn better in the future.