The final score from Oscar winning composer Nino Rota
Varèse Sarabande will release a limited release compact disc version of the HURRICANE – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on August 24, 2018. This soundtrack is making it’s debut on CD and is the the final score of composer Nino Rota, who died two days before the movie’s premiere.
Hurricane is Dino De Laurentiis’ epic 1979 romance and adventure film featuring Mia Farrow and Jason Robards, produced by Laurentiis and Lorenzo Semple, Jr., and directed by Jan Troell. Loosely based on John Ford’s 1937 film by the same name, Laurentiis’ Hurricane was filmed entirely on the exotic South Seas island of Bora Bora featuring an all-star cast and impressive special effects. This is a touching story of the desperate love affair between a young Samoan chief (Dayton Ka’ne) and a beautiful American painter (Mia Farrow), against the will of her father (Jason Robards), the powerful governor of the island. Amid this man-made tension comes a powerful hurricane so devastating, the lives of the lovers and the entire island are imperiled. Sven Nykvist’s brilliant cinematography showcases both the beautiful island splendor and the catastrophic destruction of Hurricane.
Nino Rota was an Italian composer, pianist and conductor who is best known for his film scores of Federico Fellini, Franco Zeffirelli’s Shakespeare films, and for the first two films of Francis Ford Coppola’s Godfather trilogy He received the Academy Award for Best Original Score for The Godfather Part II (1974). Rota’s work in film dates back to the early forties and his filmography includes virtually all of the noted directors of his time. The first of these is Federico Fellini. Rota wrote the scores for all of Fellini’s films from The White Sheik in 1952 toThe Orchestra Rehearsal in 1979.
Rota collaborated with numerous  other directors, including Renato Castellani, Luchino Visconti, Franco Zeffirelli, Mario Monicelli, King Vidor, René Clément, Edward Dmytrik and Eduardo de Filippo. Additionally, he composed the music for many theatre productions by Visconti, Zefirelli and de Filippo. In February of 1995, the Nino Rota Foundation was established at Fondazione Cini of Venice, Italy. Cini specializes in the works of 20th-‍century Italian composers and includes the estate of Alfredo Casella.