Bruno Nicolai

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Bruno Nicolai
Born26 May 1926
Died16 August 1991(1991-08-16) (aged 65)
GenresFilm score
Occupation(s)Film composer

Bruno Nicolai (20 May 1926 in Rome – 16 August 1991 in Rome) was an Italian film music composer, orchestra director and musical editor most active in the 1960s through the 1980s.[1]

While studying piano and composition at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome, he befriended Ennio Morricone and formed a long working relationship, with Nicolai eventually conducting for and co-scoring films with Morricone. Nicolai also scored a number of giallo exploitation films and wrote many scores for director Jess Franco.

His work was featured in the Quentin Tarantino films Kill Bill: Volume 2[1] and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

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  1. ^ a b "Bruno Nicolai Filmography". The New York Times.

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