Brian de Palma (Music by Pino Donaggio)
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Dark, lush, often more thrilling and scary than the movies they are written for, Pino Donaggio's motion picture underscores have propelled many a gory tale. For Brian De Palma, Donaggio was very much the perfect replacement for the late Bernard Herrmann, helping De Palma to continue his Hitchcockian obsessions (and sometimes helping with his ventures outside of that box, such as the peculiar Home Movies.) The elements that drew De Palma to Donaggio are plainly obvious, with Donaggio writing the kinds of cues that Herrmann excelled at for Hitchcock: great muscular fanfares trimmed around with counterpoint, variations, and endless kinds of frills. Despite this, Donaggio's music tends to be very distinct from Herrmann's; where Herrmann leaned towards a mathematical precision that bordered on the icy, Donaggio tends to move towards a more romantic, warmer structure. Overall, this collection of excerpts from Carrie, Home Movies, Dressed to Kill, Blow Out, Body Double, and Raising Cain is a solid and engaging introduction.
Born: 1941 in Burano, Italy
Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s
Top Albums and Songs by Pino Donaggio
||John's Theme (Love Scene)||Don't Look Now||4:19||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Laura's Theme (The Last Farewell)||Don't Look Now||4:51||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Body Double (Excerpt from Body Double)||Brian de Palma (Music by Pino Donaggio)||3:47||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Io Che Non Vivo||Made in Italy: Pino Donaggio||2:58||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Through the Streets of Venice||Don't Look Now||0:53||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||John's Theme (Children Play)||Don't Look Now||1:35||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Dead End||Don't Look Now||4:40||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Buckets of Blood||Film Noir||2:22||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Io Che Non Vivo||Solo Grandi Successi||2:58||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||De Palma Suite||I Solisti Italiani On Cinema||9:41||£0.79||View In iTunes|