THE WIRELESS PIONEER
by Enza Negroni
2009 – HD – 16/9 – dur. 1×52′
distribution Illegitime Defence
Festival and Awards: Vedere la Scienza 2010, Milano – X-Science 2010, Genova Selezione Ufficiale al Festival del documentario d’Abruzzo – Selezione Ufficiale ViaEmiliaDocfest 2010 Vincitore DOCScient Roma 2012
Italy, 2009, HD – 52 mins.
in collaboration with
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM
Fondazione Guglielmo Marconi
Giancarlo di Maria
The wireless pioneer is a documentary that tells the life of one of the greatest inventors of our time: Guglielmo Marconi.
Giorgio Comaschi, the narrator and “eyewitness” of an extraordinary life alternate some funny moments, fictionalized anecdotes and observations on the great inventor Bolognese to the chronicles of his life, disclosing the importance of his discoveries, which enable the audience of nowadays to have the mobile phones, the remote controls, the telepass and the satellite technology. The director Enza Negroni mix theatrical drama, film technique and news reporting, showing to the folk memory the life and the real places of Marconi: the first discoveries and the early success, the moments of great suffering, the change of character and way of life, the international aspects, until arriving to the final Act. The result reveals a different and unknown, more human Marconi, where, closed to the defects of ordinary men is evident, however, the genius of the greatest inventors of our era.
NOTE OF ARTISTIC INTENT
The film, made in occasion of the centenary of Guglielmo Marconi, highlights the main points of his life and his discoveries. Starting from a theatre play, it interweaves film technique and journalistic reportage, physically through the places that have marked his existence. From the early years of his formation related to notes on the historical background, it shows the figures who accompanied him, as the mother, Annie Jameson, Irish, of noble family, owner of Jameson whiskey distillery, that was decisive at key moments of his work. In addition to footage filmed specifically, the documentary contains a few pieces of sound and historical repertoires made available by Guglielmo Marconi Foundation.