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Nino Rota (I) (1911–1979)

Born in Milan in 1911 into a family of musicians, Nino Rota was first a student of Orefice and Pizzetti. Then, still a child, he moved to Rome where he completed his studies at the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia in 1929 with Alfredo Casella. In the meantime, he had become an 'enfant prodige', famous both as a composer and as an orchestra conductor.... See full bio »


(age 67) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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The Godfather Composer
Romeo and Juliet Composer


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 2013 Sur les traces de Fellini (Documentary)
 2011/III Love Story
 2011 YouHumour (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2004 Amarcord de Federico (Video documentary short) (original music score, uncredited)
 2004 Le monde magique du souvenir Fellinien (Video documentary short) (original music score, uncredited)
 2001 Francis Coppola's Notebook (Video documentary short)
 2001 Gian Burrasca (TV Movie)
 1995 The Lion with the White Beard (Short) (main composer)
 1994 The Big and the Small (Short)
 1981 Cinéma 16 (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1979 The Count of Monte Cristo (TV Mini-Series) (4 episodes)
- Le revenant (1979)
- Les scélérats (1979)
 1979 Hurricane
 1978 Contact (Short)
 1978 Il teatro di Eduardo (TV Movie)
 1978 Quei figuri di tanti anni fa (TV Movie)
 1978 Il furto della Gioconda (TV Mini-Series) (3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1978)
- Episode #1.2 (1978)
- Episode #1.1 (1978)
 1977 The Godfather Saga (TV Mini-Series)
 1976 Origins of the Mafia (TV Mini-Series) (5 episodes)
- Omertà (1976)
- La speranza (1976)
- Gli sciacalli (1976)
- La legge (1976)
- Gli antenati (1976)
 1976 Caro Michele
 1975 Pisnia zavzhdy z namy (TV Movie)
 1975 E il Casanova di Fellini? (TV Movie documentary)
 1974 The Godfather: Part II (music composed by)
 1973 Amarcord
 1972 Chervona ruta (TV Movie)
 1972 The Godfather (music composed by)
 1972 Roma
 1970/I Waterloo
 1970 The Clowns (TV Movie documentary)
 1969 NBC Experiment in Television (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1968 Spirits of the Dead (segment "Toby Dammit")
 1967 La tormenta (TV Series) (88 episodes)
- Episode #1.90 (1967)
- Episode #1.89 (1967)
- Episode #1.88 (1967)
- Episode #1.86 (1967)
- Episode #1.87 (1967)
 1967 Much Ado About Nothing (TV Movie)
 1967 The Taming of the Shrew (music composed by)
 1965 Oggi, domani, dopodomani (segment "L'ora di punta")
 1963 The Leopard
 1962 Joseph Desa
 1962 Boccaccio '70 (segments "Il lavoro", "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio")
 1961 The Brigand
 1961 The Two Shy People (TV Movie)
 1960 Purple Noon (as Nino Rotta)
 1960 La Dolce Vita
 1959 The Great War
 1958 Fortunella
 1957 The Sea Wall
 1957 El Alamein
 1956 War and Peace (music score)
 1955 Io piaccio
 1955 Forbidden
 1955 Il Bidone
 1955 Torpedo Zone
 1954 Modern Virgin
 1954 Mambo
 1954 La Strada (music by)
 1954 Via Padova 46
 1954 Star of India
 1954 100 Years of Love (segments "Garibaldina", "Pendolin")
 1953 Scampolo 53
 1953 Musoduro
 1953 Easy Years
 1953 I Vitelloni
 1953 Riscatto
 1953 The Wild Oat
 1952 We Two Alone
 1952 The Assassin
 1951 Napoleone
 1951 Anna
 1951 White Corridors (uncredited)
 1950 Vita da cani
 1949 The Masked Pirate (as Nina Rota on U.S. prints)
 1948 Woman Trouble
 1948 Guaglio
 1948 Anni difficili (uncredited)
 1948 Without Pity
 1947 Flesh Will Surrender (uncredited)
 1947 Vanità
 1944 Zazà
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the Nino Rota Collection

Alternate Names:

Nino Roto | Nino Rotta | Nina Rota on U.S. prints

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They reckon my music's just a bit of nostalgia plus lots of good humour and optimism? Well, that's exactly how I'd like to be remembered: with a bit of nostalgia and lots of optimism and good humour. See more »


Father of Nina Rota.


Music scores in many Federico Fellini films.

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