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Nino Rota

Highest Rated: 100% The Young and the Passionate (1953)

Lowest Rated: 43% War and Peace (1956)

Birthday: Dec 03, 1911

Birthplace: Milan, Lombardy, Italy

Although he will always be remembered for composing the haunting music in the first two films in director Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather" trilogy, during his nearly 50 year career Nino Rota was one of the most prolific Italian film composers. A classically trained composer, Rota's career began in earnest in the early 1940s and lasted until his death in 1979. During that period he wrote 176 film scores, including several for the celebrated Italian film director Federico Fellini. In addition to the first two "Godfather" films, the second of which earned him an Academy Award for Best Original Score in 1975, some of Rota's more notable works included "The White Sheik" (1952), "La Strada" (1954), and "8 1/2" (1963), all three of which were directed by Fellini. By the time of his death at age 67 in 1979, Rota, who also wrote several operas, ballets and orchestral competitions in addition to his film work, was recognized as one of the most important composers of the twentieth century

Filmography

Movies

Credit
67% No Score Yet Love Story Original Music - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dear Michael Original Music - 1976
98% 97% The Godfather, Part II Original Music - 1974
87% 90% Amarcord Original Music - 1973
No Score Yet 89% Love and Anarchy Original Music - 1973
98% 98% The Godfather Original Music $134.8M 1972
71% 83% Fellini's Roma Original Music - 1972
No Score Yet 43% Fellini: A Director's Notebook Original Music - 1969
77% 75% Satyricon Original Music - 1969
95% 74% Romeo and Juliet Music - 1968
83% 74% The Taming of the Shrew Original Music - 1967
79% 85% Juliet of the Spirits Original Music $90.7K 1965
98% 92% 8 1/2 Music $50.7K 1963
98% 89% The Leopard Original Music - 1963
96% 80% Mafioso Original Music $398.6K 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Under Ten Flags Original Music - 1960
96% 90% La dolce vita Original Music - 1960
89% 94% Rocco and His Brothers Music - 1960
95% 92% Purple Noon Original Music $663.5K 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Angry Age Original Music - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tanks of El Alamein Original Music - 1958
97% 94% Nights of Cabiria Original Music and Songs $820.7K 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The House of Intrigue Original Music - 1956
43% 63% War and Peace Original Music - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Friends for Life Original Music - 1955
97% 93% The Road Original Music - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Most Wanted Man Original Music - 1954
100% 90% The Young and the Passionate Original Music $97.9K 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Assassin Original Music - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Valley of the Eagles Music - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pirates of Capri Original Music - 1949
No Score Yet 50% Without Pity Original Music - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zaza Original Music - 1939

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