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Nina Rota

Nina Rota

Best known for giving us those beautiful orchestral sounds that opens up Francis Ford-Coppola’s masterpiece, The Godfather, but Nina Rota’s body of work stretches beyond that. His work in film started back in the forties with his close working relationship with Italian director Federico Fellini blossoming in 1952, when he composed the The White Sheik score. He went on to compose all the music for Fellini’s films including the breathtaking 8½ score, which is one of Rota’s most finest pieces of work. He reignited his relationship with the Coppola family in 2003, when he composed the score for Lost In Translation, directed by Sofia Coppola, Francis’ daughter.

Notable Films
• Lost In Translation (2003)
• The Godfather: Part II (1974)
• Amarcord (1973)
• The Godfather (1972)
• Romeo and Juliet (1968)
• 8½ (1963)
• La Dolce Vita (1960)
• War and Peace (1956)
• La Strada (1954)

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