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Dario Marianelli (born June 21, 1963) is an Italian film composer, known for his frequent collaborations with director Joe Wright.

Dario Marianelli
Born (1963-06-21) June 21, 1963 (age 56)
Pisa, Italy
Occupation(s)Composer
Years active1994–present

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CareerEdit

Marianelli was born in Pisa, Italy. He came from a musically inclined family and learned the piano at a young age, before moving into other musical instruments. He studied piano and composition in Florence and London. After a year as a postgraduate composer at the Guildhall School of Music, he took up a 3 year post-graduate program at the National Film and Television School in London, from which he graduated in 1997. During his time there, he undertook small projects, composing for concerts and theatre productions. Marianelli then received film projects such as Ailsa and Pandaemonium which caught the eye of director Joe Wright who would later contact Marianelli to score his 2005 film Pride & Prejudice.[1] The duo would then go on to work on Wright's subsequent films which includes Atonement, The Soloist, Anna Karenina, and Darkest Hour.[2]

In 2008, Marianelli won both the Academy Award for Original Music Score and Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score for his score on Atonement. His other Academy Award nominations are for Pride & Prejudice and Anna Karenina.

In 2018, Marianelli composed the score for Bumblebee, the sixth installment in the Transformers film series. This was his second score with director Travis Knight after Kubo and the Two Strings.

In a 2019 article concerning film composing, Marianelli said: "Writing music professionally is a hard occupation, and writing for media definitely not for the fainthearted. One has to be able to enjoy the pain, in order to be able to carry on successfully. I think one of the hardest things to deal with, working as a composer involved in media, is the anxiety that comes from being in quite a vulnerable position."[3]

Film scoresEdit

Year Film Director Awards & nominations
1994 Ailsa Paddy Breathnach
1995 The Long Way Home
1997 The Sheep Thief Asif Kapadia
I Went Down Paddy Breathnach
1999 Preserve Victoria Harwood
The Funeral of the Last Gypsy King Jane Rogoyska
Southpaw: The Francis Barrett Story Liam McGrath
2000 Being Considered Jonathan Newman
Pandaemonium Julien Temple
2001 Happy Now? Philippa Cousins
The Man Who Bought Mustique Joseph Bullman
The Warrior Asif Kapadia
2002 The Visitor Victoria Harwood
Blood Strangers Jon Jones
In This World Michael Winterbottom
2003 I Capture the Castle Tim Fywell
This Little Life Sarah Gavron
September Max Färberböck
The Bypass Amit Kumar
Cheeky David Thewlis
2004 Passer By David Morrissey
2005 The Brothers Grimm Terry Gilliam
Burnt Out Fabienne Godet
Pride & Prejudice Joe Wright Nominated — Academy Award for Best Original Score
Nominated — World Soundtrack Award for Best Original Score of the Year
Nominated — World Soundtrack Award for Soundtrack Composer of the Year
Nominated — European Film Award for Best Composer
Shooting Dogs Michael Caton-Jones
V for Vendetta James McTeigue
2006 The Return Asif Kapadia
Opal Dream Peter Cattaneo
We Are Together Paul Taylor
2007 Atonement Joe Wright Academy Award for Best Original Score
Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score
International Film Music Critics Award for Score of the Year
Nominated — Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Composer
Nominated — Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Original Score
Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Original Score
Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Film Music
Far North Asif Kapadia
Goodbye Bafana Bille August
Shrooms Paddy Breathnach
The Brave One Neil Jordan
2009 The Soloist Joe Wright
Everybody's Fine Kirk Jones
Agora Alejandro Amenábar Nominated — Goya Awards for Best Original Score (Spain)
2010 Eat Pray Love Ryan Murphy
2011 Jane Eyre Cary Joji Fukunaga
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Lasse Hallström
2012 Anna Karenina Joe Wright Nominated — Academy Award for Best Original Score.
Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Film Music
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score.[4]
Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Original Score
Quartet Dustin Hoffman
2013 Hummingbird Steven Knight
Third Person Paul Haggis
2014 A Long Way Down Pascal Chaumeil
The Boxtrolls[5] Graham Annable
Anthony Stacchi
2015 Wild Card Simon West
Everest Baltasar Kormákur
2016 Kubo and the Two Strings Travis Knight
Ali and Nino Asif Kapadia
2017 Darkest Hour Joe Wright Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Film Music
Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Original Score
Paddington 2 Paul King Nominated - International Film Music Critics Association for Best Original Score for a Comedy Film
2018 Bumblebee Travis Knight

Awards and nominationsEdit

Award Year Category Project Outcome Ref.
Academy Award 2006 Best Original Score Pride & Prejudice Nominated [6]
2008 Atonement Won [7]
2013 Anna Karenina Nominated [8]
BAFTA Award 2008 Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music Atonement Nominated [9]
2013 Anna Karenina Nominated [10]
2018 Darkest Hour Nominated [11]
Golden Globe Award 2008 Best Original Score - Motion Picture Atonement Won [12]
2013 Anna Karenina Nominated
Satellite Awards 2007 Best Original Score Atonement Nominated [13]
2012 Anna Karenina Nominated [14]
2017 Darkest Hour Nominated [15]
World Soundtrack Awards 2006 Best Original Soundtrack of the Year Pride & Prejudice Nominated [16]
Soundtrack Composer of the Year Pride & Prejudice Nominated [17]
2008 Best Original Soundtrack of the Year Atonement Won [16]
Soundtrack Composer of the Year Atonement Nominated [17]
2013 Best Original Film Score of the Year Anna Karenina Nominated [16]


See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Biography for Dario Marianelli". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved Jan 23, 2019.
  2. ^ Katz, Leslie (2008-09-12). "Vertu phones dripping in jewels mark a big birthday | Crave - CNET". News.cnet.com. Retrieved 2013-06-27.
  3. ^ "Tips from Dario Marianelli to Film Composers". Film Scoring Tips.
  4. ^ "70th Golden Globe Awards Nominations". Deadline.com. 2012-12-13. Retrieved 2013-06-27.
  5. ^ "Dario Marianelli to Score 'The Boxtrolls'". Film Music Reporter. December 4, 2013. Retrieved February 12, 2014.
  6. ^ "78th Academy Awards". Oscars. Retrieved Jan 23, 2019.
  7. ^ "80th Academy Awards". Oscars. Retrieved Jan 23, 2019.
  8. ^ "85th Academy Awards". Oscars. Retrieved Jan 23, 2019.
  9. ^ "Music in 2008". BAFTA. Retrieved Jan 23, 2019.
  10. ^ "Original Music in 2013". BAFTA. Retrieved Jan 23, 2019.
  11. ^ "Original Music in 2018". BAFTA. Retrieved Jan 23, 2019.
  12. ^ "Nominations - Dario Marianelli". Golden Globe Awards. Retrieved Jan 23, 2019.
  13. ^ "2007 - Winners and Nominations". International Press Academy. Retrieved Jan 23, 2019.
  14. ^ "2008 - Winners and Nominations". International Press Academy. Retrieved Jan 23, 2019.
  15. ^ "2017 - Winners and Nominations". International Press Academy. Retrieved Jan 23, 2019.
  16. ^ a b c "Best Original Film Score of the Year". World Soundtrack Association. Retrieved Jan 23, 2019.
  17. ^ a b "Film Composer of the Year". World Soundtrack Awards. Retrieved Jan 23, 2019.

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