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Francesco De Masi

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Composer Francesco De Masi, who scored more than 200 movies during his profession within the film sector, was created in Rome on January 11, 1930. De Masi’s dad was energetic in politics and offered as Italy’s ambassador to Romania, but De Masi demonstrated a skill for music in his youngsters, and as an adolescent he studied structure at San Pietro a Maiella in Naples under Achille Lango, who was simply also his uncle. When Lango was contracted to create music for the film, he employed De Masi to serve as his helper while focusing on the task, and the son became captivated by the process of earning music for the films. After completing his research, De Masi transferred to Rome to pursue a profession in the movie theater, and in 1951 he composed his initial film score for the documentary entitled Fiat Panis. De Masi composed and organized music mainly for documentaries during his early profession, however in the ’60s and ’70s he became known for credit scoring Westerns through the height from the “spaghetti Traditional western” increase, including such cult favorites as Il Pistolero di Az (aka Az Colt), Ammazzali Tutti e Toma Single (aka Kill ALL OF THEM and KEEP COMING BACK By itself), and C’e Sartana…Vendi la Pistola e Comprati la Bara (aka Sartana’s Approaching, MAKE YOUR Coffins Set). Nevertheless, De Masi’s repertoire symbolized an eclectic selection of horror movies (Orgia de los Muertos, aka Terror from the Living Deceased), wartime dramas (Quel Maledetto Treno Blindato, aka The Inglorious Bastards), criminal offense thrillers (I Familiari delle Vittime Non Saranno Avvertiti, aka Criminal offense Employer), “sword and sandal” epics (Ercole l’Invincibile, aka Hercules the Invincible), and all the sorts of images, and though the majority of his music made an appearance in Italian or Spanish productions, he composed the rating for the favorite Chuck Norris automobile Lone Wolf McQuade and caused Basil Poledouris on music for the Judd Nelson humor Making the Quality. When not occupied with his profession in film rating, De Masi led and carried out several main symphony orchestras in Italy, and was a gifted horn participant; his discography contains recordings of main functions by Mozart, Beethoven, and Tchaikovsky. De Masi passed away in a medical center in Rome on November 6, 2005, following a battle with tumor.

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Full Name Francesco De Masi
Date Of Birth January 11, 1930
Died November 6, 2005, Rome, Italy
Profession Conductor, Film Score Composer
Education Music conservatories of Naples
Nationality Italian
Children Filippo De Masi
Music Songs Diamond Bossa Nova, The Final Conflict, Altalena Party, Giochi subacquei, Manidu, Find a man, Waiting for the Killer, Arizona Colt, A Man Must Fight, Quanto costa morire, Ti-koyo e Diana, New York One More Day, Jerry Theme, Tema di Arizona, La Macchina Della Violenza - The Big Game, The Deadly Hand, Magico incontro, Concerto per pistola solista, Fuga Dal Bronx - Escape Sequence 1, Diamanti Swing, Fuga Dal Bronx - Escape Sequence 27, 28, 29, 30, It's OK, Kid, Tema di Londra M.1, Bloody sunset, Gringos a caballo, Fuga Dal Bronx - Escape Sequence 2 & 3, Noa-noa, Thunder - Thunder Vengeance, Sweet barbara, Fay, New York One Night, Highway Hijack
Albums Lone Wolf McQuade, Quella sporca storia nel West, Lo squartatore di New York, Una bara per lo sceriffo, Gli schiavi più forti del mondo, Ti-Koyo e il suo pescecane, 7 dollari sul rosso, Col ferro e col fuoco (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), Sette dollari sul rosso, Arizona Colt, Francesco De Masi Film Music, Vizi privati, pubbliche virtù, Solimano il Conquistatore (Original Soundtrack) [1961], Sette Winchester per un massacro, Maciste l'eroe più grande del mondo, Il Figlio dello Sceicco (Original Soundtrack) [1962], Francesco De Masi, ritratto di un autore, Francesco De Masi Film Music Vol. 2, Quanto costa morire (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), La morte viene da Manila (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), 7 Winchester per un Massacro - Seven Winchesters for a Massacre - Renegade Riders, Per un pugno nell'occhio, Quanto costa morire (Deluxe) [Colonna sonora originale del film], Concerto per pistola solista, La vendetta di Spartacus
Movies The New York Ripper, Lone Wolf McQuade, Arizona Colt, Kill Them All and Come Back Alone, Any Gun Can Play, The Inglorious Bastards, Johnny Hamlet, Escape from the Bronx, Seven Dollars on the Red, Renegade Riders, A Coffin for the Sheriff, Sartana's Here... Trade Your Pistol for a Coffin, Private Vices, Public Pleasures, Nazi Love Camp 27, Eagles Over London, The House of the Doves, Hercules the Invincible, Hector the Mighty, Weapons of Death, The Hanging Woman, The Murder Clinic, The Moment To Kill, The Arena, Ringo; Face of Revenge, The Revenge of Spartacus, The Weekend Murders, Goliath and the Sins of Babylon, Thor the Conqueror, Massacre at Marble City, Formula for a Murder, The Hateful Dead, Colossus of the Arena, Bawdy Tales, Man of the Cursed Valley, The Lion Of Thebes, Tiger Gang, Silence the Witness, The Weapon, the Hour, & the Motive, An Angel for Satan, Kid Vengeance, Crime Boss, The Third Eye, Invaders of the Lost Gold, Seven Rebel Gladiators, Operation Nam, Jungle Adventurer, Ringo the Lone Rider, Toto vs. Maciste, Oklahoma John, Terrible Day of the Big Gundown, Madness My Love


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1 His father was the Italian Ambassador to Romania for many years.


Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Back to the War Zone 2008 Video documentary short
Train Kept A-Rollin' 2008 Video documentary
Cinevento 2007: In Memory of Francesco De Masi 2008 Video documentary short
Quelli del Maledetto Treno Blindato - Making of 'Inglorious Bastards' 2007 Video documentary
Strange Stories from the West 2005 Video documentary short
Fratella e sorello 2004
Fuga da Kayenta 1991
Mortacci 1989
Thunder III 1988
Operation Nam 1986
I giorni dell'inferno 1986
Follia amore mio 1986 TV Movie
Sogni e bisogni 1985 TV Mini-Series 11 episodes
7, Hyden Park: la casa maledetta 1985
The Manhunt 1984
Deadly Impact 1984
Thunder 1983
Rush 1983
Escape from the Bronx 1983
Lone Wolf McQuade 1983
Thor the Conqueror 1983
Horror Safari 1982
Lo squartatore di New York 1982
History of the Erotic Cinema 1982 Video
La carica delle patate 1979
The Inglorious Bastards 1978
Napoli spara! 1977
Nel silenzio della notte 1977 TV Movie
Vengeance 1977
Nazi Love Camp 27 1977
Cassiodoro il più duro del pretorio 1976
Qui squadra mobile 1976 TV Series 6 episodes
Private Vices, Public Pleasures 1976
Il testimone deve tacere 1974
Il racconto della giungla 1974
The Arena 1974
Bawdy Tales 1973
Terror of the Living Dead 1973
The Big Game 1973
The Weapon, the Hour, & the Motive 1972
Crime Boss 1972
La rebelión de los bucaneros 1972 as Francis D. Masion
La tecnica e il rito 1972 TV Movie
Bloody Friday 1972
La casa de las palomas 1972 as Francisco De Masi
Ettore lo fusto 1972
African Story 1971
Kommissar X : Jagt die roten Tiger 1971
Quel maledetto giorno della resa dei conti 1971
Zorro, Rider of Vengeance 1971
Concerto per pistola solista 1970
I Am Sartana, Trade Your Guns for a Coffin 1970
La sfida dei MacKenna 1970
Ostia 1970
Una storia d'amore 1970
Agguato sul Bosforo 1969
Eagles Over London 1969
Lesbo 1969
Three Golden Serpents 1969 uncredited
Kill Them All and Come Back Alone 1968
Lady Desire 1968
Sartana Does Not Forgive 1968
Cost of Dying 1968
The Moment to Kill 1968
Sangue chiama sangue 1968 as Frank Mason
Johnny Hamlet 1968
Two Brothers, One Death 1968 uncredited
And Then a Time for Killing 1968
15 Scaffolds for a Murderer 1967
Troppo per vivere... poco per morire 1967
Any Gun Can Play 1967
Un hombre vino a matar 1967
Il magnifico Texano 1967
Come rubare un quintale di diamanti in Russia 1967
Seven Pistols for a Massacre 1967
Renegade Riders 1967
Due croci a Danger Pass 1967 uncredited
Kommissar X - Drei grüne Hunde 1967
Ringo; Face of Revenge 1967
Master Stroke 1967
The Three Fantastic Supermen 1967
Eroe vagabondo 1966
Arizona Colt 1966
Missione apocalisse 1966
The Third Eye 1966 as Frank Mason
An Angel for Satan 1966
Le spie uccidono in silenzio 1966
Im Nest der gelben Viper - Das FBI schlägt zu 1966
The Murder Clinic 1966 as Frank Mason
Seven Dollars on the Red 1966
Lone and Angry Man 1965
Desperate Mission 1965
Die letzten Drei der Albatros 1965
Seven Rebel Gladiators 1965
Serenade für zwei Spione 1965
The Last Tomahawk 1965
Fistful of Knuckles 1965
Ranch of the Ruthless 1965
Temple of a Thousand Lights 1965
Badmen of the West 1964
Die Goldsucher von Arkansas 1964 composer - italian version except main title
Texas Ranger 1964
La vendetta di Spartacus 1964
Gli schiavi più forti del mondo 1964
Hercules vs. the Giant Warriors 1964
The Lion of Thebes 1964
Samson in King Solomon's Mines 1964
La jena di Londra 1964
Man of the Cursed Valley 1964
Hercules the Invincible 1964 as Frank Mason
Arms of the Avenger 1963
Goliath and the Sins of Babylon 1963
Il magnifico avventuriero 1963
Scarlet Eye 1963
Il segno del coyote 1963
Canzoni a tempo di twist 1962
Shades of Zorro 1962 Italian version
Hypnosis 1962
Ti-Koyo e il suo pescecane 1962
Lo sceicco rosso 1962
Colossus of the Arena 1962
The Carpet of Horror 1962 as Franz Demasi
Invasion 1700 1962
Sfida nella citt 1962
Kerim, Son of the Sheik 1962
Nerone '71 1962
Totò contro Maciste 1962
Fra' Manisco cerca guai 1961
Mina... fuori la guardia 1961
Pesci d'oro e bikini d'argento 1961
Suleiman the Conqueror 1961
Giovedi: passeggiata 1961 Short
Rapina al quartiere Ovest 1960
Dagli Appennini alle Ande 1959

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bye Bye Vietnam 1989 composer: stock music - uncredited
Thunder III 1988 conductor / music arranger
Operation Nam 1986 musical director
Making the Grade 1984 conductor
Lone Wolf McQuade 1983 conductor / music arranger / orchestrator - uncredited
The Swap 1979 composer: stock music - as F. De Masi
The Inglorious Bastards 1978 conductor
Il racconto della giungla 1974 musical director
The Arena 1974 conductor / music arranger
The Weapon, the Hour, & the Motive 1972 conductor
Crime Boss 1972 musical director
Kommissar X : Jagt die roten Tiger 1971 conductor
Concerto per pistola solista 1970 conductor
Eagles Over London 1969 musical director
Two Brothers, One Death 1968 conductor - uncredited
15 Scaffolds for a Murderer 1967 conductor
Troppo per vivere... poco per morire 1967 conductor
Any Gun Can Play 1967 musical director
The Million Dollar Countdown 1967 conductor
Renegade Riders 1967 conductor - as De Masi / original song
Due croci a Danger Pass 1967 composer: song "Without Name" / conductor
Master Stroke 1967 conductor
Im Nest der gelben Viper - Das FBI schlägt zu 1966 conductor
Seven Dollars on the Red 1966 composer: song "Wishville" and "A Man Must Fight"
Lone and Angry Man 1965 conductor
Fistful of Knuckles 1965 conductor
Die Goldsucher von Arkansas 1964 conductor
Texas Ranger 1964 conductor
Samson in King Solomon's Mines 1964 conductor / music arranger
A Queen for Caesar 1962 musical director
Kerim, Son of the Sheik 1962 conductor
Fra' Manisco cerca guai 1961 conductor

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Curb Your Enthusiasm 2011 TV Series music - 2 episodes
Road, Movie 2009 performer: "Gold Again" / writer: "Gold Again"
How to Draw a Bunny 2002 Documentary writer: "Tema Di Londra M.1"
The Weapon, the Hour, & the Motive 1972 writer: "Vent'anni"
Kill Them All and Come Back Alone 1968 writer: "Gold", "Come Mia"
The Moment to Kill 1968 writer: "Walk By My Side"
Johnny Hamlet 1968 writer: "Find The Man"
And Then a Time for Killing 1968 writer: "A Man Alone"
15 Scaffolds for a Murderer 1967 writer: "Will You Be Mine?"
Renegade Riders 1967 writer: "Seven Men"
Due croci a Danger Pass 1967 writer: "Without A Name"
Kommissar X - Drei grüne Hunde 1967 music: "Joe Walker", "Istanbul", "Ashkimiz Bitti"
Arizona Colt 1966 writer: "Arizona Colt"
Im Nest der gelben Viper - Das FBI schlägt zu 1966 writer: "The Jungle of Man"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ti ricordi di Lucio Fulci? 2006 Video documentary
Strange Stories from the West 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Cinevento 2007: In Memory of Francesco De Masi 2008 Video documentary short Himself

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