Franco Micalizzi

Franco Micalizzi (born 21 December 1939 in Rome) is an Italian composer and conductor, best known for his scores in Poliziotteschi films.

His first success was for the musical score of the Spaghetti Western They Call Me Trinity, in 1970. He had previously collaborated on composing with Roberto Pregadio the famous whistled western score for the 1969 film The Forgotten Pistolero (original: Il Pistolero dell'Ave Maria).[1] His main theme for the 1976 poliziottesco film A Special Cop in Action was used in the soundtrack of Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof.[2]

His other scores include The Last Snows of Spring, Beyond the Door and The Last Hunter. He often worked with Umberto Lenzi, scoring his movies Syndicate Sadists, Rome Armed to the Teeth, Violent Naples, The Cynic, the Rat and the Fist, Brothers Till We Die, The Greatest Battle, From Corleone to Brooklyn, Black Demons and Mean Tricks.

In 1984 he founded the group "The Micalizzi Family" with his sons Cristiano and Alessandro.[3]

His piece "The Puzzle" appears in the soundtrack of Curb Your Enthusiasm and a slow tempo excerpt of it, re-arranged for clarinet and bassoon, is often used in the series as the "stare" theme.[4]

Selected filmographyEdit

Year Film Directed by Notes Latest CD / Digital Release
1970 Il Pistolero Dell'Ave Maria Ferdinando Baldi With Roberto Pregadio GDM / GDM 4175 / 2014
They Call Me Trinity Gianfranco Plenizio Digitmovies / DPDM009 / 2013
1972 Panhandle 38 Antonio Secchi Digitmovies / CDDM229 / 2012
The Two Faces of Fear Tulio Demicheli Digitmovies / CDDM088 / 2007
You're Jinxed, Friend You've Met Sacramento Giorgio Cristallini Digitmovies / CDDM088 / 2007
1973 Storia de fratelli e de cortelli Mario Amendola
The Last Snows of Spring Raimondo Del Balzo Digitmovies / CDDM142 / 2010
Karate Amazones Alfons Brescia as Al Bradley Digitmovies / CDDM163 / 2010
1974 Perverse Adolescence José Bénazéraf Fin De Siècle Media / FDS 20 / 2006
The tree with pink leaves Armando Nannuzzi Digitmovies / CDDM142 / 2010
Il figlio della sepolta viva Luciano Ercoli as André Colbert Kronos Records / KRONCD013 /2013
Alla mia cara mamma nel giorno del suo compleanno Luciano Salce
Ante Up Germán Lorente Fin De Siècle Media / FDS21 / 2007
Young Lucrezia Luciano Ercoli Beat Records Company / CDCR 16 / 1994
Beyond the Door Ovidio Assonitis and Roberto D'Ettore Piazzolli as Oliver Hellman and Robert Barrett Digitmovies / CDDM202 / 2011
Super Stooges vs. the Wonder Women Alfons Brescia as Al Bradley Fin De Siècle Media / FDS19 / 2006
1975 White Horses of Summer Raimondo Del Balzo Digitmovies / CDDM142 / 2010
Syndicate Sadists Umberto Lenzi Digitmovies / CDDM176 / 2010
Private Lessons Vittorio De Sisti GDM Music / Digital Only / 2020
1976 Albert And The Black Man Dino B. Partesano Digitmovies / SPDM005 / 2010
Laure Emmanuelle Arsan Digitmovies / CDDM133 / 2009
The Tough Ones Umberto Lenzi Beat Records Company / BCM 9502 / 2011
Violent Naples Umberto Lenzi Beat Records Company / CDCR 79 / 2007
A Special Cop in Action Marino Girolami as Franco Martinelli Beat Records Company / CDCR 144 / 2020
Giovannino Paolo Nuzzi
Merciless Man Mario Lanfranchi Digitmovies / CDDM308 / 2020
1977 The Cynic, the Rat and the Fist Umberto Lenzi Beat Records Company / BCM 9503 / 2011
1978 The Greatest Battle Umberto Lenzi as Humphrey Longan Digitmovies / CDDM181 / 2011
Brothers Till We Die Umberto Lenzi Digitmovies / CDDM303 / 2020
1979 Scusi lei è normale? Umberto Lenzi
The Visitor Giulio Paradisi Digitmovies / CDDM183 / 2011
From Corleone to Brooklyn Umberto Lenzi Digitmovies / CDDM307 / 2020
1980 The Last Hunter Antonio Margheriti Chris' Soundtrack Corner / CSC 015 / 2013
Crime At Porta Romana Bruno Corbucci Digitmovies / CDDM248 / 2013
1981 Il ficcanaso Bruno Corbucci
1982 Crime on the Highway Bruno Corbucci GDM / GDM 2084 / 2007
Odd Squad Enzo Barboni as E.B. Clucher
1983 Go for It Enzo Barboni as E.B. Clucher Beat Records Company / CDCR 77 / 2007
1984 Double Trouble Enzo Barboni as E.B. Clucher Beat Records Company / CDCR 81 / 2008
1987 The Curse David Keith GDM / GDM 4205 / 2011
1988 Rimini Rimini - A Year Later Bruno Corbucci Beat Records Company / BCM 9518 / 2011
1991 Black Demons Umberto Lenzi GDM / GDM 4205 / 2011
1992 Mean Tricks Umberto Lenzi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Howard Hughes (2004). Once upon a time in the Italian West. I.B. Tauris, 2004. pp. 237–238. ISBN 1-85043-430-1.
  2. ^ Emanuele P. (7 April 2008). "Focus on: Death Proof - A prova di morte". Retrieved 3 December 2011.
  3. ^ "Musicisti - Franco Micalizzi". BudTerence.tk. Retrieved 3 December 2011.
  4. ^ Curb your enthusiasm : music from the TV series. Track 15 "The Puzzle" by Franco Micalizzi. OCLC 70288967.

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