Bruno Nicolai

Bruno Nicolai (20 May 1926 in Rome – 16 August 1991 in Rome) was an Italian film music composer, orchestra director and musical editor most active in the 1960s through the 1980s.[1]

Bruno Nicolai
Born26 May 1926
Italy
Died16 August 1991(1991-08-16) (aged 65)
Italy
GenresFilm score
Occupation(s)Film composer

While studying piano and composition at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome, he befriended Ennio Morricone and formed a long working relationship, with Nicolai eventually conducting for and co-scoring films with Morricone. Nicolai also scored a number of giallo exploitation films and wrote many scores for director Jesús Franco.

His work was featured in the Quentin Tarantino films Kill Bill: Volume 2[1] and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

Selected filmographyEdit

Year Film Directed by Notes Latest CD / Digital Release
1964 Romeo and Juliet (1964 film) Riccardo Freda
Mondo Inferno Antonio Margheriti with Marco Vicario Beat Records / BCM9587 / 2019
Vita Di Michelangelo Silverio Blasi Kronos Records / KRONGOLD007 / 2014
1965 $100,000 for Ringo Alberto De Martino GDM / CD CLUB 7009 / 2002
1966 K.O. va e uccidi Carlo Ferrero Saimel Bandas Sonoras / 3998920 / 2011
The Spy with Ten Faces Alberto De Martino Quartet Records / QR337 / 2018
Kiss Kiss...Bang Bang Duccio Tessari Quartet Records / QR337 / 2018
Django Shoots First Alberto De Martino GDM / GDM 4149 / 2012
Special Mission Lady Chaplin Alberto De Martino Digitmovies / CDDM082 / 2007
The Christmas That Almost Wasn't Rossano Brazzi Digitmovies / CDDM047 / 2006
Cisco Sergio Bergonzelli Digitmovies / CDDM073 / 2006
1967 Day of Violence Alfonso Brescia GDM / CD CLUB 7016 / 2003
Lucky, the Inscrutable Jesús Franco Quartet Records / QR337 / 2018
Dirty Heroes Alberto De Martino Beat Records Company / CDCR 86 / 2009
1968 Gentleman Killer Giorgio Stegani as George Finley Digitmovies / CDDM036 / 2005
Run, Man, Run Sergio Sollima Digitmovies / CDDM095 / 2007
Roma come Chicago Alberto de Martino a.k.a. Bandits in Rome Quartet Records / QR441 / 2021
Phenomenal and the Treasure of Tutankhamen Ruggero Deodato as Roger Rockefeller Digitmovies / CDDM079 / 2007
The Last Mercenary Mel Welles as Dieter Müller Beat Records Company / CDCR 32 / 1996
1969 99 Women Jesús Franco Digitmovies / CDDM034 / 2005
Marquis de Sade: Justine Jesús Franco Digitmovies / CDDM268 / 2014
Carnal Circuit Alberto De Martino a.k.a. Femmine Insaziabili Easy Tempo / ET 929 CD / 1999
Flashback Raffaele Andreassi
Geminus Luciano Emmer Edipan / PANCD2506 / 2014
Zenabel Ruggero Deodato Saimel Bandas Sonoras / 3997610 / 2006
Love Birds - Una strana voglia d'amare [it] Mario Caiano GDM / GDM 4106 / 2007
1970 Eugenie… The Story of Her Journey into Perversion Jesús Franco Digitmovies / CDDM030 / 2005
Land Raiders Nathan Juran Digitmovies / CDDM190 / 2011
Nightmares Come At Night Jesús Franco Digitmovies / CDDM117 / 2008
Arizona Colt Returns Sergio Martino Saimel Bandas Sonoras / 3998010 / 2007
The Bloody Judge Jesús Franco Lucertola Media / LMCD 011 / 1998
Count Dracula Jesús Franco Edipan / PAN CDS 2502 / 1994
Adiós, Sabata Gianfranco Parolini Quartet Records / QR198 / 2015
Have a Good Funeral, My Friend... Sartana Will Pay Giuliano Carnimeo as Anthony Ascott Beat Records Company / CDCR 39 / 2005
Apocalypse Joe Leopoldo Savona Beat Records Company / CDCR 45 / 1998
Cloud of Dust... Cry of Death... Sartana Is Coming Giuliano Carnimeo Saimel Bandas Sonoras / 3997910 / 2007
1971 Christ from the ocean Ramon Fernández Digitmovies / CDDM159 / 2010
And the Crows Will Dig Your Grave Juan Bosch as John Wood Saimel Bandas Sonoras / 3998010 / 2007
The Case of the Scorpion's Tail Sergio Martino Digitmovies / CDDM028 / 2004
The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave Emilio Miraglia Digitmovies / CDDM040 / 2005
Dead Men Ride Aldo Florio GDM / GDM 4150 / 2012
Civilta Del Mediterraneo Kronos Records / KRONGOLD039 / 2021
1972 When Women Lost Their Tails Pasquale Festa Campanile Digitmovies / DGST025 / 2017
All the Colors of the Dark Sergio Martino Digitmovies / CDDM019 / 2004
His Name Was Holy Ghost Giuliano Carnimeo as Anthony Ascott Beat Records Company / CDCR 127 / 2014
The French Sex Murders Ferdinando Merighi
God in Heaven... Arizona on Earth Juan Bosch as John Wood
A Virgin Among the Living Dead Jesús Franco GDM / GDM 4150 / 2012
Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key Sergio Martino Digitmovies / CDDM016 / 2004
The Case of the Bloody Iris Giuliano Carnimeo Digitmovies / CDDM013 / 2004
My Horse, My Gun, Your Widow Juan Bosch as John Wood
The Red Queen Kills Seven Times Emilio Miraglia Digitmovies / CDDM033 / 2004
Ubalda, All Naked and Warm Mariano Laurenti Digitmovies / CDDM055 / 2006
1973 The Big Family Tonino Ricci Edipan / PAN CD 2504 / 1997
Man Called Invincible Giuliano Carnimeo Beat Records Company / CDCR 117 / 2012
The Bloody Vultures of Alaska Harald Reinl
Eleonora Silverio Blasi Edipan / PAN CD 2507 / 2014
My Name Is Shanghai Joe Mario Caiano GDM / GDM 4174 / 2014
1974 And Then There Were None Peter Collinson Digitmovies / CDDM146 / 2009
1975 Eyeball Umberto Lenzi Digitmovies / CDDM097 / 2007
Manhunt in the City Umberto Lenzi Digitmovies / CDDM100 / 2007
1979 Caligula Tinto Brass as Paul Clemente Cimmerian Records / CRCD023 / 2017
1982 Cammina, cammina Ermanno Olmi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Bruno Nicolai Filmography". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. 2015. Archived from the original on 2015-12-08.

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