Log in to copy items to your own lists.
Ennio Morricone
A classmate of director Sergio Leone with whom he would form one of the great director/composer partnerships (right up there with Eisenstein & Prokofiev, Hitchcock & Herrmann, Fellini & Rota), Ennio Morricone studied at Rome's Santa Cecilia Conservatory, where he specialized in trumpet. His first film scores were relatively undistinguished...
“ Le clan des Siciliens ” - cinemavis
“ Une corde... un Colt... ” - cinemavis
Mikis Theodorakis
Mikis Theodorakis was born in the Greek island of Chios, in 1925. The exact same year that the other great composer of Greece was born in Xanthi, Manos Hatzidakis. He fought during the 2nd World War, and he was captured at the city of Tripoli. He was tortured, but when he was set free, he joined the partisan army of Greece named EAM...
“ Z ” - cinemavis
“ Molo ” - cinemavis
Éric Demarsan
Composer, Army of Shadows
Eric Demarsan (sometimes Eric De Marsan) was born on October 2nd, 1938 in Paris. His father was a businessman and his grandmother a painter and musician. At 12 he was impressed by a pianist's glissando during a family dinner in a restaurant. From then onwards he took piano lessons. At about 18, he play piano until dawn in the nightclubs of the "Place du Tertre"...
“ L'armée des ombres ” - cinemavis
“ Struktura krysztalu ” - cinemavis
Elmer Bernstein
Music Department, Airplane!
Elmer Bernstein was educated at the Walden School and New York University. He served in the US Army Air Corps in World War II. A prolific and respected film music composer, he was a protégé of Aaron Copland, who studied music with Roger Sessions and Stefan Wolpe. Bernstein worked in various artistic endeavors...
“ True Grit ” - cinemavis