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Up At The Villa: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Soundtrack, Import

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  • Audio CD (2 May 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack, Import
  • Label: Varese Sarabande
  • ASIN: B00004SCMG
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 478,918 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Up at the Villa is very much an old-fashioned movie. It's a romantic drama set in the 1930s, and presented in a way that seems closer to that time than the present. Acting, direction and certainly music all distance themselves from modern Hollywood glamour. Donnagio clearly relishes depicting his native Italy in this manner, and has produced a score of romantic atmospheres conjured by lengthily sustained string parts. Any of the electronic minimalism or catchy melodiousness that seemed to characterise his previous mainstream cinema projects (such as his work with Brian De Palma on Carrie or Dressed to Kill) is curtailed by these atmospheres. There are a couple of spots capturing the pop of the time in a swooning lounge dance-floor style, such as "Party at Peppino's". Otherwise a distinctly neutral tone is sustained which complements a dialogue-heavy film perfectly, but can make for an all-too-briefly memorable standalone listening experience. --Paul Tonks

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Format: Audio CD
This a wonderful soundtrack from a great film. It comprises of mainly instrumental background music from the film 'Up at the Villa' which was based on a novella by William Somerset Maugham, as well as a few 1930s dance tunes that have been composed for it.

This is a relaxing CD to have on in the background while reading or you could even play it during a dinner party.
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HASH(0x944e7018) out of 5 stars "La musica italiana di Donaggio per il Cinema senza confini 18 Jun. 2000
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Format: Audio CD
DI CERTO NON E' NUOVO ALLE COLLABORAZIONI INTERNAZIONALI(BASTI PENSARE AL LUNGO E PROFICUO SODALIZIO CON BRIAN DE PALMA, PER IL QUALE HA COMPOSTO ALCUNI DEI SUOI ASSOLUTI CAPOLAVORI),E PER LA COLONNA SONORA DI QUESTO NUOVO FILM ,AMBIENTATO NELL'ITALIA DELLA II^ GUERRA MONDIALE,PINO DONAGGIO NON POTEVA DAVVERO FARE DI MEGLIO. SFRUTTANDO TUTTA LA SUA CAPACITA' DI ELEGANTE CESELLATORE DI MELODIE INQUIETANTI MA AFFASCINANTI ALLO STESSO TEMPO, PER "UP AT THE VILLA" HA COMPOSTO DEI TEMI DAVVERO STUPENDI.CHI HA AMATO LE ATMOSFERE MELODICHE COMPOSTE PROPRIO PER I FILM DI DE PALMA (DRESSED TO KILL, BODY DOUBLE...)NON POTRA' NON RIMANERE INCANTATO GIA' DAI TITOLI DI TESTA O DA "CHAT WITH THE PRINCESS", CHI AVESSE,POI,NOSTALGIA DEL PASSATO,ASCOLTI"PARTY AT PEPPINO'S" O "MARTINI".21 TRACCE DI STUPENDA MUSICA SENZA TEMPO E SENZA CONFINI DA ASCOLTARE E RIASCOLTARE...
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