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Riziero "Riz" Ortolani (Italian pronunciation: [ritˌtsjɛːro rits ortoˈlaːni]; 25 March 1926 – 23 January 2014) was an Italian film composer.[1]

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career 3 Death 4 Selected filmography 5 References 6 External links

Early life[edit] Ortolani was born on 25 March 1926 in Pesaro, Italy. He was married to Katyna Ranieri. Career[edit] In the early 1950s, Ortolani was founder and member of a well-known Italian jazz band. He wrote his first score for Paolo Cavara and Gualtiero Jacopetti's 1962 pseudo-documentary Mondo Cane, whose main title-song More earned him a Grammy
Grammy
and was also nominated for an Oscar as Best Song. The success of the soundtrack of Mondo Cane
Mondo Cane
led Ortolani to score films in England and the United States such as The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1964), The Spy with a Cold Nose
The Spy with a Cold Nose
(1966), The Biggest Bundle of Them All (1968) and Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell (1968). He also scored the 1972 film The Valachi Papers, directed by Terence Young and starring Charles Bronson. Ortolani scored all or parts of over 200 films, including German westerns like Old Shatterhand (1964) and a long series of Italian giallos, spaghetti westerns, Eurospy films, Exploitation films and mondo films. These include Il Sorpasso
Il Sorpasso
(1962), Castle of Blood
Castle of Blood
(1964), Africa Addio
Africa Addio
(1966), Day of Anger
Day of Anger
(1967), Anzio (1968), The McKenzie Break (1970), The Hunting Party (1971), A Reason to Live, a Reason to Die (1972), Seven Blood-Stained Orchids (1972), The Fifth Musketeer (1979), From Hell to Victory
From Hell to Victory
(1979), the controversial Ruggero Deodato films Cannibal Holocaust
Cannibal Holocaust
(1980) and The House on the Edge of the Park (1980), and the first series of La Piovra
La Piovra
(1984). In later years he scored many films for Italian director Pupi Avati. His music was used on soundtracks for Grand Theft Auto: London 1969 (1999), Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003), Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004), Drive (2011) and Django Unchained
Django Unchained
(2012).[citation needed] In 2013, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the World Soundtrack Academy. Death[edit] Ortolani died on 23 January 2014 in Rome, aged 87.[2] Selected filmography[edit]

Ursus in the Valley of the Lions
Ursus in the Valley of the Lions
(1961) Mondo Cane
Mondo Cane
(1962) Il Sorpasso
Il Sorpasso
(1962) The Fall of Rome
Rome
(1963) The Virgin of Nuremberg
The Virgin of Nuremberg
(1963) Castle of Blood
Castle of Blood
(1964) The 7th Dawn
The 7th Dawn
(1964) Old Shatterhand (1964) The Yellow Rolls-Royce
The Yellow Rolls-Royce
(1964) The Glory Guys
The Glory Guys
(1965) Berlin, Appointment for the Spies (1965) Red Dragon (1965) Lightning Bolt (1965) The Spy with a Cold Nose
The Spy with a Cold Nose
(1966) Maya (1966) Africa Addio
Africa Addio
(1966) Tiffany Memorandum
Tiffany Memorandum
(1967) Day of Anger
Day of Anger
(1967) Woman Times Seven
Woman Times Seven
(1967) The Chastity Belt (1967) The Biggest Bundle of Them All
The Biggest Bundle of Them All
(1968) Bandits in Milan
Bandits in Milan
(1968) Beyond the Law (1968) Anzio (1968) The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom (1968) The Girl Who Couldn't Say No
The Girl Who Couldn't Say No
(1968) Emma Hamilton (1968) Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell
Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell
(1968) Dead Men Don't Count
Dead Men Don't Count
(1968) The Last Roman (1968) One on Top of the Other (1969) So Sweet... So Perverse
So Sweet... So Perverse
(1969) The Ravine
The Ravine
(1969) Chuck Moll
Chuck Moll
(1970) A Girl Called Jules
A Girl Called Jules
(1970) The Adventures of Gerard
The Adventures of Gerard
(1970) Say Hello to Yesterday
Say Hello to Yesterday
(1970) The McKenzie Break
The McKenzie Break
(1970) Madron (1970) The Statue (1971) Confessions of a Police Captain
Confessions of a Police Captain
(1971) The Hunting Party (1971) Web of the Spider (1971) Goodbye Uncle Tom
Goodbye Uncle Tom
(1971) The Valachi Papers
The Valachi Papers
(1972) Seven Blood-Stained Orchids (1972) The Dead Are Alive
The Dead Are Alive
(1972) Shadows Unseen
Shadows Unseen
(1972) Don't Torture a Duckling
Don't Torture a Duckling
(1972) The Assassin of Rome
Rome
(1972) A Reason to Live, a Reason to Die (1972) Cari genitori (1973) Seven Deaths in the Cat's Eye
Seven Deaths in the Cat's Eye
(1973) Hospitals: The White Mafia (1973) No, the Case Is Happily Resolved
No, the Case Is Happily Resolved
(1973) Super Bitch
Super Bitch
(1973) Teresa the Thief
Teresa the Thief
(1973) Mean Frank and Crazy Tony
Mean Frank and Crazy Tony
(1973) One Russian Summer
One Russian Summer
(1973) Counselor at Crime
Counselor at Crime
(1973) War Goddess
War Goddess
(1973) There Is No 13 (1974) How to Kill a Judge
How to Kill a Judge
(1974) Mondo Candido
Mondo Candido
(1975) Submission (1976) Death Steps in the Dark
Death Steps in the Dark
(1977) Casanova & Co. (1977) I Am Afraid
I Am Afraid
(1977) The Pajama Girl Case (1977) Sahara Cross
Sahara Cross
(1977) Double Murder
Double Murder
(1977) Red Rings of Fear
Red Rings of Fear
(1978) First Love (1978) Cyclone (1978) Tigers in Lipstick (1979) The Fifth Musketeer
The Fifth Musketeer
(1979) Neapolitan Mystery
Neapolitan Mystery
(1979) Mimi (1979) From Hell to Victory
From Hell to Victory
(1979) Cannibal Holocaust
Cannibal Holocaust
(1980) House on the Edge of the Park
House on the Edge of the Park
(1980) Madhouse (1981) Help Me Dream (1981) Fantasma d'amore
Fantasma d'amore
(1981) Nessuno è perfetto
Nessuno è perfetto
(1981) The Girl from Trieste (1982) Zeder
Zeder
(1983) Warriors of the Year 2072 (1984) Tuareg – The Desert Warrior
Tuareg – The Desert Warrior
(1984) Miranda (1985) The Inquiry (1986) Capriccio (1987) The Last Minute (1987) Killer Crocodile (1989) Gioco al massacro (1989) Paprika (1991) The Voyeur (1994) The Hideout (2007) A Second Childhood
A Second Childhood
(2010)

References[edit]

^ " Riz Ortolani
Riz Ortolani
- About This Person - Movies & TV". The New York Times. Retrieved 16 December 2014.  ^ "E' morto Riz Ortolani, compose le musiche del Sorpasso". Rai News. Retrieved 16 December 2014. 

External links[edit]

Riz Ortolani
Riz Ortolani
on IMDb Free scores by Riz Ortolani
Riz Ortolani
in the Choral Public Domain Library (ChoralWiki) Riz Ortolani
Riz Ortolani
at Epdlp (Spanish)

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Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song

1960s

"Town Without Pity" Lyrics by Ned Washington, Music by Dimitri Tiomkin (1961) "Circus World" Lyrics by Ned Washington, Music by Dimitri Tiomkin (1964) "Forget Domani" Lyrics by Norman Newell, Music by Riz Ortolani
Riz Ortolani
(1965) "Strangers in the Night" Lyrics by Charles Singleton, Eddie Snyder, Music by Bert Kaempfert
Bert Kaempfert
(1966) "If Ever I Would Leave You" Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, Music by Frederick Loewe (1967) "The Windmills of Your Mind" Lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Music by Michel Legrand (1968) "Jean" Music & Lyrics by Rod McKuen
Rod McKuen
(1969)

1970s

"Whistling Away the Dark" Lyrics by Johnny Mercer, Music by Henry Mancini (1970) "Life Is What You Make It" Lyrics by Johnny Mercer, Music by Marvin Hamlisch (1971) "Ben" Lyrics by Don Black, Music by Walter Scharf (1972) "The Way We Were" Lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Music by Marvin Hamlisch (1973) "I Feel Love" Lyrics by Betty Box, Music by Euel Box (1974) "I'm Easy" Music & Lyrics by Keith Carradine
Keith Carradine
(1975) "Evergreen" Lyrics by Paul Williams, Music by Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(1976) "You Light Up My Life" Music & Lyrics by Joseph Brooks (1977) "Last Dance" Music & Lyrics by Paul Jabara
Paul Jabara
(1978) "The Rose" Music & Lyrics by Amanda McBroom
Amanda McBroom
(1979)

1980s

"Fame" Lyrics by Dean Pitchford, Music by Michael Gore (1980) "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)" Music & Lyrics by Peter Allen, Burt Bacharach, Christopher Cross, & Carole Bayer Sager (1981) "Up Where We Belong" Lyrics by Wilbur Jennings, Music by Jack Nitzsche & Buffy Sainte-Marie
Buffy Sainte-Marie
(1982) "Flashdance... What a Feeling" Lyrics by Irene Cara, Keith Forsey, Music by Giorgio Moroder
Giorgio Moroder
(1983) "I Just Called to Say I Love You" Music & Lyrics by Stevie Wonder (1984) "Say You, Say Me" Music & Lyrics by Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie
(1985) "Take My Breath Away" Lyrics by Tom Whitlock, Music by Giorgio Moroder (1986) "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" Lyrics by Franke Previte, Music by John DeNicola & Donald Markowitz (1987) "Let the River Run" Music & Lyrics by Carly Simon/"Two Hearts" Lyrics by Phil Collins, Music by Lamont Dozier
Lamont Dozier
(1988) "Under the Sea" Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Music by Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1989)

1990s

"Blaze of Glory" Music & Lyrics by Jon Bon Jovi
Jon Bon Jovi
(1990) "Beauty and the Beast" Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Music by Alan Menken (1991) "A Whole New World" Lyrics by Tim Rice, Music by Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1992) "Streets of Philadelphia" Music & Lyrics by Bruce Springsteen (1993) "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" Lyrics by Tim Rice, Music by Elton John (1994) "Colors of the Wind" Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, Music by Alan Menken (1995) "You Must Love Me" Lyrics by Tim Rice, Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber (1996) "My Heart Will Go On" Lyrics by Wilbur Jennings, Music by James Horner (1997) "The Prayer" Music & Lyrics by David Foster, Tony Renis, Carole Bayer Sager, Alberto Testa (1998) "You'll Be in My Heart" Music & Lyrics by Phil Collins
Phil Collins
(1999)

2000s

"Things Have Changed" Music and lyrics by Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
(2000) "Until..." Music and lyrics by Sting (2001) "The Hands That Built America" Music and lyrics by Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge
The Edge
& Larry Mullen Jr.
Larry Mullen Jr.
(2002) "Into the West" Music and lyrics by Annie Lennox, Howard Shore
Howard Shore
& Frances Walsh (2003) "Old Habits Die Hard" Music and lyrics by Mick Jagger
Mick Jagger
& David A. Stewart (2004) "A Love That Will Never Grow Old" Lyrics by Bernie Taupin, Music by Gustavo Santaolalla
Gustavo Santaolalla
(2005) "The Song of the Heart" Music and lyrics by Prince Rogers Nelson (2006) "Guaranteed" Music and lyrics by Eddie Vedder
Eddie Vedder
(2007) "The Wrestler" Music and lyrics by Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
(2008) "The Weary Kind" Music and lyrics by Ryan Bingham
Ryan Bingham
& T Bone Burnett (2009)

2010s

"You Haven't Seen the Last of Me" Music & Lyrics by Diane Warren (2010) "Masterpiece" Music & Lyrics by Madonna, Julie Frost and Jimmy Harry (2011) "Skyfall" by Adele
Adele
Adkins and Paul Epworth (2012) "Ordinary Love" by U2 and Danger Mouse (2013) "Glory" by Common and John Legend
John Legend
(2014) "Writing's on the Wall" by Sam Smith and Jimmy Napes (2015) "City of Stars" by Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (2016) "This Is Me" by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (2017)

Complete List (1960s) (1970s) (1980s) (1990s) (2000s) (2010s)

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Nastro d'Argento Award for Best Score

1947–1960

Renzo Rossellini (1947) Renzo Rossellini (1948) Alessandro Cicognini (1949) Roman Vlad
Roman Vlad
(1950) Giovanni Fusco (1951) Mario Nascimbene (1952) Valentino Bucchi (1953) Mario Zafred (1954) Angelo Francesco Lavagnino (1955) Angelo Francesco Lavagnino (1956) Nino Rota
Nino Rota
(1957) Nino Rota
Nino Rota
(1958) Carlo Rustichelli (1959) Mario Nascimbene (1960)

1961–1980

Giovanni Fusco (1961) Giorgio Gaslini
Giorgio Gaslini
(1962) Piero Piccioni (1963) Nino Rota
Nino Rota
(1964) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(1965) Armando Trovajoli
Armando Trovajoli
(1966) Carlo Rustichelli (1967) Mario Nascimbene (1968) Nino Rota
Nino Rota
(1969) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(1970) Stelvio Cipriani (1971) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(1972) Guido De Angelis / Maurizio De Angelis (1973) Tony Renis
Tony Renis
(1974) Giancarlo Chiaramello
Giancarlo Chiaramello
(1975) Adriano Celentano
Adriano Celentano
(1976) Fred Bongusto (1977) Armando Trovajoli
Armando Trovajoli
(1978) Nino Rota
Nino Rota
(1979) Fred Bongusto (1980)

1981–2000

Riz Ortolani
Riz Ortolani
(1981) Lucio Dalla
Lucio Dalla
/ Fabio Liberatori (1982) Angelo Branduardi (1983) Riz Ortolani
Riz Ortolani
(1984) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(1985) Tony Esposito (1986) Armando Trovajoli
Armando Trovajoli
/ Riz Ortolani
Riz Ortolani
/ Giovanni Nuti (1987) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(1988) Eugenio Bennato
Eugenio Bennato
/ Carlo D'Angiò (1989) Claudio Mattone (1990) Nicola Piovani
Nicola Piovani
(1991) Pino Daniele (1992) Manuel De Sica
Manuel De Sica
(1993) Federico De Robertis (1994) Luis Enríquez Bacalov (1995) Lucio Dalla
Lucio Dalla
(1996) Paolo Conte
Paolo Conte
(1997) Nino D'Angelo
Nino D'Angelo
(1998) Eugenio Bennato
Eugenio Bennato
(1999) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(2000)

2001–present

Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(2001) Edoardo Bennato
Edoardo Bennato
(2002) Nicola Piovani
Nicola Piovani
(2003) Paolo Fresu
Paolo Fresu
(2004) Banda Osiris
Banda Osiris
(2005) Louis Siciliano / Roy Paci
Roy Paci
/ Fabio Barovero / Simone Fabroni (2006) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(2007) Paolo Buonvino
Paolo Buonvino
(2008) Paolo Buonvino
Paolo Buonvino
(2009) Rita Marcotulli
Rita Marcotulli
(2010) Negramaro
Negramaro
(2011) Franco Piersanti (2012) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(2013) Pivio and Aldo De Scalzi
Pivio and Aldo De Scalzi
(2014) Nicola Piovani
Nicola Piovani
(2015) Carlo Virzì (2016)

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