Friday, January 24, 2014

RIP Ubaldo Continiello

Italian composer Ubaldo Contniello died January 21st in Rome, Italy from a heart attack. The Master Ubaldo Continiello was one of the most experienced musicians and Italian composers of Italian genre cinema. He was born in Monteverde, in the province of Avellino, in 1941. Continiello worked with directors like Ruggero Deodato, Lamberto Bava, and Mario Bava. He started his film career in 1967 composing the music for the soundtrack for the Euro-western "Black Tigress" starring American singer, dancer Lola Falana. In 1977 he reached the apex of his career with the film "Last Cannibal World", one of the first 'cannibal movies directed by Ruggero Deodato. After writing numerous hit songs including those of Tony Monaco, in 1980 he composed the soundtrack for the film by Lamberto Bava "Macabre." Ubaldo also scored the soundtrack for the Euro-western "The Grandson of Zorro" (1975) starring Franco Franchi.

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