8 1/2 x 11 Newsletter, Vol. 21, No. 17, October 21, 2010
A new book by Franco Sciannameo, director and principal faculty of the BXA Intercollege Degree Programs, was recently published by Scarecrow Press. The book, "Nino Rota's The Godfather Trilogy," discusses the sounds of the Godfather films, describing and analyzing the musical subtexts underscoring a group of pivotal scenes. Relying substantially on Rota's notes, which are discussed for the first time, the book reveals the composer's interpretation of Coppola's cinematic narrative and the scoring methodologies he employed.