Pino Donaggio

Composer, Songwriter, Singer
A versatile and highly prolific composer of the 1970s, 80s and 90s, Pino Donaggio has produced perhaps his most notable efforts in the suspense genre, particularly in his collaborations with Brian De Palma. His scores ... Read more »
Born: 11/24/1941 in Italy

Filmography

Music (97)

Joy 2015 (Movie)

("The House Of Doom") (Song)

Joy 2015 (Movie)

("The House Of Doom") (Song Performer)

Patrick: Evil Awakens 2014 (Movie)

(Music)

Passion 2013 (Movie)

Original Music Composer/Orchestrator (Music)

Winter in Wartime 2011 (Movie)

(Music)

At a Glance 2008 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist 2008 (Movie)

"You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" (Io Che Non Vivo Senza Te)" (Song)

Grindhouse 2007 (Movie)

("Sally & Jack") (Song Performer)

Grindhouse 2007 (Movie)

("Sally & Jack") (Song)

Milano Palermo: Il Ritorno 2007 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Anthony, Warrior of God 2006 (Movie)

(Music)

La Terra 2006 (Movie)

Music (Original Music)

Do You Like Hitchcock? 2005 (Movie)

(Music)

Seed of Chucky 2004 (Movie)

(Music)

Pontormo - A Heretical Love 2003 (Movie)

(Music)

The Order 2002 (Movie)

(Music)

Soul Mate 2001 (Movie)

(Music)

Up At the Villa 2000 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Fanny and Elvis 1999 (Movie)

("You Don't Have to Say You Love Me") (Song)

Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Families 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Music

Sulla Spiaggia e di la Molo 1999 (Movie)

(Music)

Tra(sgre)dire 1999 (Movie)

(Music)

Il Mio West 1998 (Movie)

(Music)

Prima del Tramonto 1998 (Movie)

(Music)

Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Couples 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Music

Un Uomo perbene 1998 (Movie)

(Music)

Festival 1997 (Movie)

(Music)

Killer Couple 1997 (Movie)

(Music)

Il Caniere 1996 (Movie)

(Music)

The Arcane Enchanter 1996 (Movie)

(Music)

The Third Moon 1996 (Movie)

(Music)

An Ordinary Hero 1995 (Movie)

(Music)

Never Talk to Strangers 1995 (Movie)

(Music)

Oblivion 1995 (Movie)

(Music)

Squillo 1995 (Movie)

(Music)

Backlash: Oblivion 2 1994 (Movie)

(Music)

Palermo-Milan Solo Andata 1994 (Movie)

(Music)

State Secret 1994 (Movie)

(Music)

L' Attenzione 1993 (Movie)

(Music)

A Fine Romance 1992 (Movie)

(Music)

Dove Siete? Io Sone Qui 1992 (Movie)

(Music)

Raising Cain 1992 (Movie)

(Music)

There's Nothing Left to Do But Cry 1992 (Movie)

(Music)

The Sect 1991 (Movie)

(Music)

Two Evil Eyes 1991 (Movie)

(Music)

Indio 2 - The Revolt 1990 (Movie)

(Music)

Meridian: Kiss of the Beast 1990 (Movie)

(Music)

Rito d'amore 1990 (Movie)

(Music)

High-Frequency 1989 (Movie)

(Music)

Indio 1989 (Movie)

(Music)

Night Games 1989 (Movie)

(Music)

Appointment With Death 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

Catacombs 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

Going Bananas 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

Kansas 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

La Partita 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

Phantom of Death 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

Zelly and Me 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

Dancers 1987 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Hotel Colonial 1987 (Movie)

(Music)

Jenatsch 1987 (Movie)

(Music)

The Barbarians 1987 (Movie)

(Music)

Crawlspace 1986 (Movie)

(Music)

Interno Berlinese 1986 (Movie)

(Music)

La Monaca di Monza 1986 (Movie)

(Music)

Scirocco 1986 (Movie)

(Music)

7 Chili in 7 Giorni 1985 (Movie)

(Music)

The Moro Affair 1985 (Movie)

(Music)

Body Double 1984 (Movie)

(Music)

Over the Brooklyn Bridge 1984 (Movie)

(Music)

Over the Brooklyn Bridge 1984 (Movie)

songs("Over the Brooklyn Bridge" "I'd Like to Hold You All Night Long") (Song)

Sotto il Vestito Niente 1984 (Movie)

(Music)

Baby It's You 1983 (Movie)

("You Don't Have to Say You Love Me") (Song)

Deja Vu 1983 (Movie)

(Music)

Hercules 1982 (Movie)

(Music)

Hercules II 1982 (Movie)

(Music)

Tex 1982 (Movie)

(Music)

Blow Out 1981 (Movie)

(Music)

Morte in Vaticano 1981 (Movie)

(Music)

Oltre la Porta 1981 (Movie)

(Music)

Target Eagle 1981 (Movie)

title song (Song)

The Howling 1981 (Movie)

(Music)

Via degli Specchi 1981 (Movie)

(Music)

Dressed to Kill 1980 (Movie)

(Original Rank: Music) (Composer)

The Fan 1980 (Movie)

(Music)

Augh! Augh! 1979 (Movie)

(Music)

Desideria, La Vita Interiore 1979 (Movie)

(Music)

Home Movies 1979 (Movie)

(Music)

The Black Cat 1979 (Movie)

(Music)

Tourist Trap 1979 (Movie)

(Music)

Piranha 1978 (Movie)

(Music)

Senza Buccia 1978 (Movie)

(Music)

Senza Buccia 1978 (Movie)

songs("Come sinfonia" "Io che non vivo") (Song)

Carrie 1976 (Movie)

(Music)

Carrie 1976 (Movie)

("Carrie" "Born to Have It All") (Song)

Don't Look Now 1973 (Movie)

(Music)

The Fifth Missile (TV Show)

Music

Biography

A versatile and highly prolific composer of the 1970s, 80s and 90s, Pino Donaggio has produced perhaps his most notable efforts in the suspense genre, particularly in his collaborations with Brian De Palma. His scores for "Carrie" (1976), "Dressed to Kill" (1980), "Blow Out" (1981), "Body Double" (1984) and "Raising Cain" (1992) enhanced both the mood and action of these films with vivid orchestrations that created a true sense of foreboding. In a departure from their norm together, the composer provided a neatly farcical score for the pro-am outing "Home Movies" (1979), constructed by De Palma and his Sarah Lawrence College students. There are many other directors with whom Donaggio has enjoyed repeat performances, but he has worked three times each with David Schmoeller, Liliana Cavani and Carlo Vanzina. The 70s and 80s found his music more frequently in US films, but since the advent of the 90s he has favored his Italian homeland, doing two movies there for every one in this country.

EDUCATION

Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory

Benedetto Marcello Conservatory

Milestones

1997

Provided music for Maurizio Zaccaro's "Il Caniere/ The Gamebag"

1996

Scored Carlo Vanzia's "Squillo/Call girl"

1992

"Raising Cain" marked sixth collaboration with De Palma

1986

TV debut with the NBC movie, "The Fifth Missile"

1985

Initial collaboration with Carlo Vanzina on "Sotto il Vestito/Nothing Underneath"

1982

First pairing with director Liliana Cavani on "Oltre la Porta/Beyond the Door"

1980

Scored Joe Dante's "The Howling"

1979

Contributed a neatly farcical score for the pro-am outing "Home Movies", constructed by De Palma and his Sarah Lawrence College students

1979

Worked with David Schmoeller for first time on "Tourist Trap"

1976

First collaboration with Brian De Palma, and first song credit, "Carrie"

1973

Scored music for first feature, "Don't Look Now"

1956

Made solo debut as violinist in a Vivaldi concerto for Italian radio

Popular songs include "I Never Dreamed Someone Like You Could Love Someone Like Me" and "Io Che Non Vivo".

Played with Solisti Veneti and Solisti di Milano

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