Title - 'Hurricane' (OST)
Artist - Nino Rota
For those not in the movie know, 'Hurricane' was the final score from Oscar winning composer Nino Rota.
This 1979 romance and adventure film, featuring Mia Farrow and Jason Robards, was produced by Dino De Laurentiis and told the story of a Navy captain's (Robards) daughter (Farrow) who flirts with an ensign and a well-heeled native (Dayton Ka'Ne) in windy 1920 Pago Pago.
Nino Rota was an Italian composer, pianist and conductor who is best known for his scores to Federico Fellini's films, Franco Zeffirelli's Shakespeare films, and for the first two films of Francis Ford Coppola's Godfather trilogy.
Indeed, he received the Academy Award for Best Original Score for 'The Godfather Part II' (1974).
Released this past August 24th, 2018 via Varese Sarabande records, Hurricane contains 16 lushly wonderful tracks that fit the world of late '70s cinema perfectly.
1. 'Main Title' (3:02)
2. 'Guitar From The Quayside' (1:38)
3. 'Katopua' (3:21)
4. 'Coronation Percussion' (1:12)
5. 'Pago-Pago Jazz' (1:30)
6. 'Moana's Dance' (2:51)
7. 'Love In Blossom' (2:39)
8. 'Joy Of Love In Alava' (4:16)
9. 'Delusion' (2:15)
10. 'Moana's Death' (2:13)
11. 'Matangi's Escape' (1:41)
12. 'Matangi's Love Theme' (1:35)
13. 'Jazz In Dockland' (1:14)
14. 'Matangi And Charlotte's Escape' (2:29)
15. 'Bruckner's Death' (1:06)
16. 'End Title' (5:04)
The movie may well of received mixed reviews at the time, but Rota's incredible musical score is as direct, as poignant as it most assuredly was back then.
Rota, who died two days before its premiere, lands every single mark here perfectly, his notes and expressions as pinpoint, as admiring as they had ever been.
Inclusive of many odes to the 1920s scenes being played out in Pago Pago, Eastern Samoa, Rota's musical visions also include the human emotions of both romance and adventure here. This was a beautiful and fitting musical farewell to the great composer.
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