The New Pope - Music From The HBO series
Lele Marchitelli: Bio
Musician, producer, composer of film soundtracks, TV dramas, songs, television themes and commercials.His experience as a composer ranges from auteur cinema to now italian cult comic TV programs such as Avanzi,Tunnel, Pippo Kennedy Show and L'Ottavo nano. From 2001 to 2006 he was musical director of the Ambra Jovinelli Theater in Rome. For cinema he has composed soundtracks for films by
Carlo Verdone (Sono pazzo di Iris Blond,Ma che colpa abbiamo noi, Benedetta follia),
Giuseppe Piccioni (Il grande Blek), Francesco Bruni (Noi 4), Maurizio
Sciarra (Alla rivoluzione sulla due cavalli), Renato De Maria, Cinzia Th Torrini and Riccardo Milani (Piano, solo).
During his career he has received 14 nominations (David di Donatello, Silver Ribbons, Golden Globe) and won 2 awards. He composed the soundtrack of the DOC "Anne Frank -Parallel Stories" starring Helen Mirren. He composed the music for "La Grande Bellezza" by Paolo Sorrentino, winner in 2014 of the Oscar for best foreign film and his following film, "Loro".
For Paolo Sorrentino he also composed the original soundtrack for the television series "The Young Pope" and for his sequel, "The New Pope".
Milan Records today releases THE NEW POPE (ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK FROM THE SKY – HBO – CANAL+ SERIES produced by FREMANTLE'S THE APARTMENT and WILDSIDE, co-produced with HAUT ET COURT TV and THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO) with music by LELE MARCHITELLI. Available everywhere now, the album features score music written by Marchitelli for Paolo Sorrentino's nine-episode original series starring Jude Law and John Malkovich. Also included on the album is the show's theme song from Sofi Tukker and Charlie Barker, a special new edit of Afterhours' "Voglio Una Pelle Splendida" recorded specifically for the show, Recondite & Henrik Schwarz' techno classic "Motion" and more – full tracklist below. Created by Academy Award-winning director Paolo Sorrentino (Youth, The Great Beauty) and his follow-up to 2016's The Young Pope, The New Pope premiered on HBO in January and airs on Monday nights at 9:00pm ET.
Milan Records recent release of THE NEW POPE (ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK FROM THE SKY – HBO – CANAL+ SERIES produced by FREMANTLE'S THE APARTMENT and WILDSIDE, co-produced with HAUT ET COURT TV and THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO), features music by LELE MARCHITELLI. The album score music written by Marchitelli for Paolo Sorrentino's nine-episode original series starring Jude Law and John Malkovich, is complimented by a collection of provokotive songs including the show's theme song from Sofi Tukker and Charlie Barker, a special new edit of Afterhours' "Voglio Una Pelle Splendida" recorded specifically for the show, Recondite & Henrik Schwarz' techno classic "Motion" and more – full tracklist below. Created by Academy Award-winning director Paolo Sorrentino (Youth, The Great Beauty) and his follow-up to 2016's The Young Pope, The New Pope premiered on HBO in January 2020.
Listen to the podcast featuring score composer - Lele Marchitelli
Of the soundtrack, composer LELE MARCHITELLI says, "In soundtracks for cinema and TV, I think it's not so much the music you use but how you use it. We could use the term ‘counterintuitive' to describe certain musical choices that take an unexpected direction compared to what the audience expects. Paolo Sorrentino belongs to a set of directors who share this approach; his musical choices, regarding both pre-existing music and original scores, are extremely well thought out and incongruous with respect to the editing of the scenes. If the music says one thing and the dialogues, the acting or the scene in general don't, it means it has achieved its goal: completing the director's thinking."
Written by the Academy Award-winning director, The New Pope, is Paolo Sorrentino's second installment in the original series, set in the world of the modern papacy. The nine-episode series features Jude Law, John Malkovich, Silvio Orlando, Cécile de France, Javier Cámara, Ludivine Sagnier. Sharon Stone and Marilyn Manson guest star.
The horny pope show is back. Habemus sexy papam. After a three-year gap, HBO's The Young Pope - Paolo Sorrentino's show about Pius XIII, a young, hot pope played by Jude Law - returned in January, only now it's called The New Pope, and instead of Diane Keaton wearing a nun's habit, it features John Malkovich wearing eyeliner.
It was only after listening to "Good Time Girl" on repeat for a few days that I decided to explore the rest of the soundtrack. Listening to it - a mix of classical, pop, and electronica - is like moving through water. The songs have a moody, liquid, sensual feel to them. There's Lily Allen in "What You Waiting For" singing about being suffocated by all the empty space in her head; Arum Rae in "Should I" wondering if she should hold back on date or let go; recompositions of Bach's Cello Suites by Peter Gregson.
The New Pope soundtrack makes me feel cool, lonely, excited, sad, and a little angry all at the same time. It makes me want to put on a fur coat and red lipstick and then lie despondently on the floor for an hour, staring at cracks in the ceiling, or slip into a grimy basement club for an hour on a weeknight, alone, make out with a stranger in the bathroom, and then leave. It is music to listen to when you finally say, "Fuck it," and send a risky text to that person you like, or while you smoke a cigarette on your stoop and mentally draft perfect, icy insults you will probably never deliver. Photo: HBO
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