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The Universal Pictures homage to Carlo Rambaldi and his E.T.

Posted in Festival history - Eleventh edition 2013

The Ischia Film Festival is invited to bring its own experience with the magician of special effects



The Universal Pictures studio, that is the most important in the world celebrates its 100th anniversary with a tribute to E.T and its creator Carlo Rambaldi, to 30 years since the film's production. "In space and time through the cinema" this is the  proposal's title that City of Science of Naples has host the 4th of November, in range of its festival " Future Remote- The Factories's sky". To remember the artist's figure,three times Academy Awards, considered the magician of special effects, there was also The Ischia Film Festival, in the person of the Artistic director Michelangelo Messina.

Invited by Universal Studio, Messina tells to the public the relationship between Rambaldi and the Ischia Festival. As well as to being the father of E.T. Carlo Rambaldi has been  the godfather of ischia film festival. “He was enthusiastic about the projet on the cinematrographic locations and accepted to being the president of the jury of Ischia Film Festival first edition  because he reckoned the event was very important” Messina said in his speech  “partenership that was strengthened in the following years as well. In 2004 we realised with Rmabaldi the exhibition “ Space Atmospheres”, exposing in the fifteenth century tower of Michelangelo his paints and his cinematographic works among which the original E.T. that Steven Spielberg commissioned to him for his film. From then on Rambaldi became member of the commitee of the festival.


Messina has highlighted especially the special relationship which Ischia had with the Master,  who arrived in the green island thanks to his strong friendship with the ischitan Gianni Lauro in art Sparaspilli. To continue his speech Messina has remebered, throug several pictures, The Palio di St Anna that the master painted during the traditional feast. On that occasion The Council of Ischia gave to him the honorary citizenship.

Who controlled the interventions was the journalist and cinematographic critic Francesco Alo, in the meeting there were many professional of the cinema and the special effects among which Vito Picchinenna e Simone Silvestri of the Palantir VFX producers, Sergio Stivaletti and David Bracci Special Effects and Make Up.

Paying tribute to the big personality who embodies, in the figure and in his works, the man, the artist and the genius, just as his E.T. which will always remain  for our and new generations the science icona, mistery and innocence.

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