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Bill Conti (born April 13, 1943 in Providence, Rhode Island) is a film musical director. April 13 is the 103rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (104th in leap years). ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1943 calendar). ... Nickname: Beehive of Industry, The Renaissance City Location in Rhode Island Coordinates: Country United States State Rhode Island County Providence Mayor David N. Cicilline (D) Area    - City 20. ...


Conti was an orchestra director by age fifteen. In 1974, he began as a film music director. His big break into celebrity came in 1976, however, when he was hired to choose the music for the movie that also made Sylvester Stallone famous: Rocky. Conti was credited on the cover of the movie's soundtrack album. 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone (born July 6, 1946 in New York City) of Italian Descent is an American film actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. ... Rocky (1976) is a film written by and starring Sylvester Stallone as an underdog boxer. ...


Conti also worked for some other films and, eventually, for television series.


In 1981, he wrote the music for the James Bond film, For Your Eyes Only, when John Barry was unwilling to return to the United Kingdom for tax reasons. 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The James Bond 007 gun logo James Bond, also known as 007 (pronounced double-oh seven), is a fictional British spy created by writer Ian Fleming in 1952. ... For Your Eyes Only is the twelfth film in the EON Productions James Bond series and the fifth to star Roger Moore as British Secret Service agent, Commander James Bond 007. ... John Barry, OBE (born John Barry Prendergast on November 3, 1933 in York, England) is considered one of the Big Four of modern film composers (the others being John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, and Henry Mancini). ...


In 1982, he provided the score for playwright Jason Miller's film version of his Pulitzer Prize winning play That Championship Season. 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jason Miller as Fr. ... The gold medal awarded for Public Service in Journalism The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical compositions. ... That Championsip Season (1982) is Jason Millers screen version of his 1973 Pulitzer Prize winning Broadway play of the same name. ...


In 1983, he composed the score for HBO's first film, The Terry Fox Story. Bill composed music for the film Bad Boys. 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bad Boys is a 1983 juvenile delinquent melodrama set primarily in a tough reform school for boys. ...


In 1984 he received an Academy Award for composing the score to 1983's The Right Stuff. He also composed the score for The Karate Kid, which was directed by John G. Avildsen, who also directed Rocky. 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Right Stuff is both a 1979 book by Tom Wolfe, and a 1983 film adapted from the book. ... The Karate Kid is a 1984 John G. Avildsen film starring Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita. ... John Gilbert Avildsen (born December 21, 1935 in Oak Park, Illinois) is an American film director. ... Rocky (1976) is a film written by and starring Sylvester Stallone as an underdog boxer. ...


He also composed the themes to television's Dynasty, Falcon Crest and The Lifestyles of The Rich And Famous. Conti also composed the theme song to American Gladiators, worked with CBS on the movie jingle, and wrote PrimeTime Live for ABC News. In addition he composed the score to the studio altered American version of Luc Besson's The Big Blue. // For other uses, see Dynasty (disambiguation). ... Falcon Crest was an American primetime television soap opera about the feud between the Channings and the Giobertis, two separate rich wine families in West Central California, around San Francisco in a fictional town, Tuscany Valley. ... American Gladiators was a TV show which ran between 1989 and 1997. ... It has been suggested that CBS evening news anchors be merged into this article or section. ... This article is about the American news organization. ... Bridget Fonda and Luc Besson at Cannes, 2001. ... 1988s The Big Blue (French: Le Grand Bleu) was the first film made in English by French director Luc Besson. ...


Bill Conti has received many award nominations for his work. He received a Best Song nomination for "Gonna Fly Now," the theme for the movie Rocky. He won an Oscar for his work on The Right Stuff. Rocky (1976) is a film written by and starring Sylvester Stallone as an underdog boxer. ... The Right Stuff is both a 1979 book by Tom Wolfe, and a 1983 film adapted from the book. ...


Conti has a well respected cult following for his music on all three "Karate Kid" movies, where original recordings on CD can cost $40-$120.00. The Karate Kid is a 1984 movie Karate Kid (comics) is a fictional superhero who was a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes. ...

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External links

  • The unofficial Bill Conti Homepage
  • Interview
Preceded by:
John Barry
1979
James Bond film score composer
1981
Succeeded by:
John Barry
1983-1987
James Bond music
Title themes
Official films: John Barry orchestra "The James Bond Theme" | Monty Norman orchestra "Kingston Calypso" | John Barry orchestra "From Russia with Love" | Shirley Bassey "Goldfinger" | Tom Jones "Thunderball" | Nancy Sinatra "You Only Live Twice" | John Barry orchestra "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" | Shirley Bassey "Diamonds Are Forever | Paul McCartney & Wings " Live and Let Die" | Lulu "The Man with the Golden Gun" | Carly Simon "Nobody Does It Better" | Shirley Bassey "Moonraker" | Sheena Easton "For Your Eyes Only" | Rita Coolidge "All-Time High" | Duran Duran "A View to a Kill" | a-ha "The Living Daylights" | Gladys Knight "Licence To Kill" | Tina Turner " GoldenEye" | Sheryl Crow "Tomorrow Never Dies" | Garbage "The World Is Not Enough" | Madonna "Die Another Day" | Chris Cornell "You Know My Name"
Unofficial films: Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass "Casino Royale" | Lani Hall "Never Say Never Again"

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Bill Conti - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (443 words)
Bill Conti (born April 13, 1943 in Providence, Rhode Island) is a film musical director.
Conti was an orchestra director by age fifteen.
Conti also composed the theme song to American Gladiators, worked with CBS on the movie jingle, and wrote PrimeTime Live for ABC News.
Bio for Bill Conti (722 words)
Oscar and three-time Emmy Award-winner Bill Conti is one of Hollywood's most sought-after composers and conductors for both film and television.
Conti's relationship with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences spans two decades as he has been the musical director for twelve of the internationally-televised annual Academy Award ceremonies, most recently in 1997.
Conti received a bassoon scholarship from Louisiana State University where he majored in composition and played jazz piano at many of the local night spots to help defray the costs of his education.
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