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I Maestri del Cinema in Pubblicità Italian videocassetteA nice surprise popped up in 2003, a truly rare event and not something generally seen. Some wonderful folks at CIAK magazine in Italy, devoted to movies, developed a promotional videocassette as a giveaway with their June 2003 issue. This videocassette is devoted entirely to television commericals created by famous film directors, like Luc Besson, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, Roman Polanski, etc. There are two commercials on this videocassette of interest to Vangelis collectors. First is the Barilla commerical, directed by Nikita Michalkov. Barilla, the famous past maker, used Vangelis' "Hymne" for many of its promotions, and this commercial is a prime example of not only using the music as background, but integrating it into the commercial itself. The other commercial is by Ridley Scott from 1993 for the Citroën Xantia, which uses as background music, a newly recorded version of "Chariots of Fire" by Vangelis himself! A pity the commercial is brief, but you can still hear some nice additions to this track. This could have been nicely showcased on that remastered CD of Chariots of Fire a few years ago. [Special thanks to Stefano Strippoli for everything!!!!!]


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2003, PAL, promotional only

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