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Angelo Badalamenti is a Actor, Musical, Producer and Sound American born on 22 march 1937 at New York City (USA)

Angelo Badalamenti

Angelo Badalamenti
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Birth name Angelo Badalamenti
Nationality USA
Birth 22 march 1937 (82 years) at New York City (USA)

Angelo Badalamenti (born March 22, 1937) is an American composer, best known for his work scoring films for director David Lynch, notably Blue Velvet, the Twin Peaks saga (1990–1992) and Mulholland Drive. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the World Soundtrack Awards in 2008.

Biography

Early life
Badalamenti was born in Brooklyn, New York to an Italian family; his father was a fish market owner. He began taking piano lessons at age eight. By the time Badalamenti was a teenager, his aptitude at the piano earned him a summer job accompanying singers at resorts in the Catskill Mountains. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Eastman School of Music and then earned Master of Arts degrees in composition, French horn, and piano from the Manhattan School of Music in 1960.


Film scoring
Badalamenti scored films such as Gordon's War, and Law and Disorder, but his big break came when he was brought in to be Isabella Rossellini's singing coach for the song "Blue Velvet" in David Lynch's 1986 film Blue Velvet. Inspired by This Mortal Coil's recent cover of the Tim Buckley song Song to the Siren, Lynch had wanted Rossellini to sing her own version, but was unable to secure the rights. In its place, Badalamenti and Lynch collaborated to write "Mysteries of Love", using lyrics Lynch wrote and Badalamenti's music. Lynch asked Badalamenti to appear in the film as the piano player in the club where Rossellini's character performs. This film was the first of many projects they worked on together.

After scoring a variety of mainstream films, including A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, he scored Lynch's cult television show, Twin Peaks which featured the vocals of Julee Cruise. Many of the songs from the series were released on Cruise's album Floating into the Night. From the soundtrack of the television series, he was awarded the Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance for the "Twin Peaks Theme".

Other Lynch projects he worked on include the movies Wild at Heart, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, Lost Highway, and Mulholland Drive (where he has a small role as a gangster with a finicky taste for espresso), as well as the television shows On the Air and Hotel Room. Other projects he has worked in include the television film Witch Hunt, and the films Naked in New York, The City of Lost Children, A Very Long Engagement, The Wicker Man, Dark Water and Secretary. He has also worked on the soundtrack for the video game Fahrenheit (known as Indigo Prophecy in North America). He was composer for director Paul Schrader on such films as Auto Focus, The Comfort of Strangers and Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist. In 1998, Badalamenti recorded "A Foggy Day (in London Town)" with artist David Bowie for the Red Hot Organization’s compilation album Red Hot + Rhapsody a tribute to George Gershwin which raised money for various charities devoted to increasing AIDS awareness and fighting the disease. In 2005, he composed the themes for the movie Napola (Before the Fall), which were then adapted for the score by Normand Corbeil. In 2008, he directed the soundtrack of The Edge Of Love, with Siouxsie, Patrick Wolf and Beth Rowley on vocals.

He also conducted a performance during the opening ceremony of the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona.


Collaborations
In 1966, Badalamenti co-wrote a song ("Visa to the Stars") on Perrey and Kingsley's album The In Sound from Way Out!. In 1967, using the name "Andy Badale", he co-wrote a song ("Pioneers Of The Stars") for Perrey and Kingsley's next album, Kaleidoscopic Vibrations: Electronic Pop Music From Way Out. He also arranged and produced Perrey's two solo albums for Vanguard Records using the "Andy Badale" moniker. In 1987, he lent his services to British synth-pop duo Pet Shop Boys, arranging the orchestration on "It Couldn't Happen Here". Badalamenti also arranged the strings on two tracks on the Pet Shop Boys' Behaviour album in 1990.

In 1993, Badalamenti collaborated with thrash metal band Anthrax on the Twin Peaks-inspired track "Black Lodge" from the Sound of White Noise album. In 1995, he composed, orchestrated and produced Marianne Faithfull's album, titled A Secret Life. In 1996, Badalamenti teamed up with Tim Booth of the British rock band James. As Booth and the Bad Angel, they released an eponymous album on the Mercury label. In 2000, he worked with Orbital on the "Beached" single for the movie The Beach. In 2004, he composed the Evilenko soundtrack working with Dolores O'Riordan, who sang the main theme and with whom he continued collaborating.

Best films

The Beach (2000)
(Original Music Composer)
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
(Original Music Composer)
A Very Long Engagement (2004)
(Original Music Composer)
Mulholland Drive (2001)
(Music)
Wild at Heart (1990)
(Music)
Blue Velvet (1986)
(Music)

Usually with

David Lynch
David Lynch
(10 films)
Mary Sweeney
Mary Sweeney
(6 films)
Paul Schrader
Paul Schrader
(6 films)
Laura Dern
Laura Dern
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Angelo Badalamenti (50 films)

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Actor

Mulholland Drive, 2h26
Directed by David Lynch
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime, Romance
Themes Assassinat, Films about films, Les fantasmes, Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Films about suicide, Films about television, LGBT-related films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Justin Theroux, Ann Miller, Robert Forster, Brent Briscoe
Roles Luigi Castigliani
Rating79% 3.9989253.9989253.9989253.9989253.998925
The story may not be linear and exhibits several instances of temporal disruption. A dark-haired woman (Harring) escapes her own murder, surviving a car accident on Mulholland Drive. Injured and in shock, she descends into Los Angeles and sneaks into an apartment which an older, red-headed woman has just vacated. An aspiring actress named Betty Elms (Watts) arrives at the same apartment and finds the dark-haired woman confused, not knowing her own name. The dark-haired woman assumes the name "Rita" after seeing a poster for the film Gilda (1946), starring Rita Hayworth. To help Rita remember her identity, Betty looks in Rita's purse, where she finds a large amount of money and an unusual blue key.
Blue Velvet, 2h
Directed by David Lynch
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, BDSM in films, Serial killer films, Erotic thriller films
Actors Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern, Hope Lange, Dean Stockwell
Roles Piano Player
Rating77% 3.8994553.8994553.8994553.8994553.899455
Jeffrey Beaumont (Kyle MacLachlan) returns to his logging home town of Lumberton, North Carolina from Oak Lake College after his father suffers a near-fatal stroke. While walking home from the hospital, he cuts through a vacant lot and discovers a severed ear. Jeffrey takes the ear to police detective John Williams (George Dickerson), through whom he reacquaints with the detective's daughter, Sandy (Laura Dern). She tells him details about the ear case and a suspicious woman, Dorothy Vallens (Isabella Rossellini), who may be connected to the case. Increasingly curious, Jeffrey enters Dorothy's apartment by posing as an exterminator, and while Dorothy is distracted by a man dressed in a yellow suit at her door (whom Jeffrey later refers to as the Yellow Man), Jeffrey steals her spare key.

Scriptwriter

A Late Quartet, 1h45
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical
Actors Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken, Catherine Keener, Imogen Poots, Mark Ivanir, Wallace Shawn
Roles Musical
Rating70% 3.5481253.5481253.5481253.5481253.548125
As the Fugue String quartet approaches its 25th anniversary, the onset of a debilitating illness to cellist Peter Mitchell (Christopher Walken), forces its members to reevaluate their relationships. After being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, Peter announces his decision to play one final concert before he retires. Meanwhile the second violinist, Robert (Philip Seymour Hoffman), voices his desire to alternate the first violinist role, long held by Daniel (Mark Ivanir). Robert is married to Juliette (Catherine Keener), the viola player of the group. Upon discovering Juliette does not support him in this matter, Robert has a one-night stand. Further complicating matters, their daughter, Alexandra (Imogen Poots), begins an affair with Daniel, whom her mother once pined for. Yet bound together by their years of collaboration, the quartet will search for a fitting farewell to their shared passion of music and perhaps even a new beginning.

Producer

Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Brokenhearted, 50minutes
Directed by David Lynch
Origin USA
Genres Musical
Actors Laura Dern, Nicolas Cage, Julee Cruise, Michael J. Anderson
Roles Producer
Rating70% 3.5426053.5426053.5426053.5426053.542605
Il s'agit de la captation vidéo d'un spectacle musical présenté par Lynch (et co-signé avec Angelo Badalamenti) à la Brooklyn Academy of music le 10 novembre 1989, dans le cadre du festival New Music America. À la base, Industrial Symphony n 1 est un récital de chansons écrites par David Lynch, parolier, et Angelo Badalamenti, compositeur. La plupart des chansons ont un rythme lent, prennent pour thème l'amour, et empruntent aux sonorités des slows des années 1950 tout en les sublimant. Les chansons sont interprétées par Julee Cruise : son style vocal ne laisse pas de place à l'improvisation ; il reste fluet, appliqué, sans aucun effet séducteur ou sensuel, l'objectif étant de laisser l'émotion surgir d'une atmosphère globale créée par le spectacle et non par l’interprète uniquement. Dans le spectacle, la chanteuse apparaît le plus souvent suspendue ou blottie dans le coffre d'une voiture : "Défigurée par une perruque platine faisant casque, transformée en abat-jour par une robe à balconnet dont l'ampleur partant au-dessus de la taille l'engonce, dévoile ses jambes qui se balancent dans le vide.

Sound

Stalingrad
Stalingrad (2013)
, 2h15
Directed by Fiodor Bondartchouk
Origin Russie
Genres Drama, War, Action, Adventure
Themes Politique, Political films, Disaster films, Films about earthquakes
Actors Thomas Kretschmann, Heiner Lauterbach, Pyotr Fyodorov, Aleksey Barabash, Andrey Smolyakov, Yanina Studilina
Rating56% 2.8017352.8017352.8017352.8017352.801735
The film opens in Japan in the wake of the 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami. As emergency personnel work to reach victims trapped underground, one rescuer tries to keep the victims calm by telling the story of how he came to have five fathers, all killed during the Great Patriotic War (WWII). The trapped victims are young German students and the rescuers are Russian.
A Late Quartet, 1h45
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical
Actors Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken, Catherine Keener, Imogen Poots, Mark Ivanir, Wallace Shawn
Roles Original Music Composer
Rating70% 3.5481253.5481253.5481253.5481253.548125
As the Fugue String quartet approaches its 25th anniversary, the onset of a debilitating illness to cellist Peter Mitchell (Christopher Walken), forces its members to reevaluate their relationships. After being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, Peter announces his decision to play one final concert before he retires. Meanwhile the second violinist, Robert (Philip Seymour Hoffman), voices his desire to alternate the first violinist role, long held by Daniel (Mark Ivanir). Robert is married to Juliette (Catherine Keener), the viola player of the group. Upon discovering Juliette does not support him in this matter, Robert has a one-night stand. Further complicating matters, their daughter, Alexandra (Imogen Poots), begins an affair with Daniel, whom her mother once pined for. Yet bound together by their years of collaboration, the quartet will search for a fitting farewell to their shared passion of music and perhaps even a new beginning.
A Butterfly Kiss, 1h41
Directed by Karine Silla
Origin France
Genres Drama
Actors Valeria Golino, Elsa Zylberstein, Vincent Pérez, Cécile de France, Jalil Lespert, Nicolas Giraud
Roles Original Music Composer
Rating57% 2.8738852.8738852.8738852.8738852.873885
Louis et Billie s'aiment passionnément ; un jour une terrible nouvelle vient chambouler leur vie ainsi que leur entourage : Marie a un cancer Marie, l'amie de Billie, une actrice célèbre, s'acharne pour donner la vie tandis qu'Alice, son infirmière, combattante pour la liberté, lui maintient que la vie « C'est maintenant et dans l'instant ».
44 Inch Chest, 1h35
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Gangster films
Actors Ray Winstone, Ian McShane, John Hurt, Tom Wilkinson, Stephen Dillane, Joanne Whalley
Roles Original Music Composer
Rating58% 2.901712.901712.901712.901712.90171
Colin Diamond (Ray Winstone) is a successful car salesman who, after a discovering his wife Liz is having an affair, has an emotional breakdown. His friends convince him to kidnap his wife's lover and then encourage him to torture and kill him.
The Edge of Love, 1h50
Directed by John Maybury
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical, Romance
Actors Keira Knightley, Sienna Miller, Cillian Murphy, Matthew Rhys, Lisa Stansfield, Alastair Mackenzie
Roles Original Music Composer
Rating62% 3.149963.149963.149963.149963.14996
The story is based loosely on real events and real people, drawing on David N. Thomas' book Dylan Thomas: A Farm, Two Mansions and a Bungalow.
Inland Empire, 3h
Directed by David Lynch
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Films about films
Actors Jeremy Irons, Justin Theroux, Harry Dean Stanton, Julia Ormond, Laura Dern, Nastassja Kinski
Rating70% 3.5008453.5008453.5008453.5008453.500845
The film opens to the sound of a gramophone playing Axxon N, "the longest-running radio play in history". Meanwhile, a young prostitute, identified in the credits as the "Lost Girl", cries while watching television in a hotel room, following an unpleasant encounter with her client. The Lost Girl’s television displays a family of surrealistic anthropomorphic rabbits who speak in cryptic statements and questions. Occasionally, there are laugh track responses within these Rabbit scenes. These three elements become recurring motifs throughout Inland Empire.
The Wicker Man, 1h42
Directed by Neil LaBute
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror, Crime
Themes Films about religion, Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Nicolas Cage, Ellen Burstyn, Kate Beahan, Frances Conroy, Leelee Sobieski, Molly Parker
Roles Music
Rating37% 1.8530751.8530751.8530751.8530751.853075
Policeman Edward Malus (Nicolas Cage) receives news from his ex-fiancée, Willow Woodward (Kate Beahan), that their daughter, Rowan (Erika Shaye Gair), is missing. He travels to the Western United States and takes a ship cruise to a coastal area where he gets a pilot (Matthew Walker) to take him to an island off the coast of Washington State where a group of neo-pagans live.
Dark Water
Dark Water (2005)
, 1h45
Directed by Walter Salles
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Ghost films
Actors Jennifer Connelly, Tim Roth, John C. Reilly, Dougray Scott, Ariel Gade, Pete Postlethwaite
Roles Original Music Composer
Rating55% 2.7992852.7992852.7992852.7992852.799285
The film opens in 1974, as a young girl, Dahlia, stands outside after school in the rain, waiting for her mother.
Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist, 1h57
Directed by Paul Schrader
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Films about religion, Demons in film
Actors Stellan Skarsgård, Gabriel Mann, Clara Bellar, Billy Crawford, Ralph Brown, Israel Aduramo
Roles Original Music Composer
Rating52% 2.648742.648742.648742.648742.64874
Many years before the events in The Exorcist, the young Father Lankester Merrin (played by Skarsgård, who played the same part in Exorcist: The Beginning) travels to East Africa. Merrin has taken a sabbatical from the Church and devoted himself to history and archaeology as he struggles with his shattered faith. He is haunted especially by an incident in a small village in occupied Holland during World War II, where he served as parish priest. Near the end of the war, a sadistic Nazi SS commander, in retaliation for the murder of a German trooper, forces Merrin to participate in arbitrary executions in order to save a full village from slaughter.
Evilenko
Evilenko (2004)
, 1h51
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about pedophilia, Serial killer films
Actors Malcolm McDowell, Marton Csokas, Ronald Pickup, Vernon Dobtcheff, John Benfield, Frances Barber
Rating61% 3.0966753.0966753.0966753.0966753.096675
In 1984, in Kiev, schoolteacher Andrej Romanovich Evilenko is dismissed from his position after attempting to molest a student. Driven by his psychopathic urges and embittered by the collapse of the Soviet Union, Evilenko begins to rape, kill, and cannibalize women and children. It is hinted throughout the movie that Evilenko somehow gained the power to psychically influence his victims, which accounts for their lack of resistance and his continuous evasion of the authorities.
A Very Long Engagement, 2h14
Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Origin France
Genres Drama, War, Romance
Themes French war films, Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Prison films, Transport films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Political films, Films about capital punishment
Actors Audrey Tautou, Gaspard Ulliel, Clovis Cornillac, Marion Cotillard, Dominique Pinon, Albert Dupontel
Roles Original Music Composer
Rating76% 3.848053.848053.848053.848053.84805
Five French soldiers are convicted of self-mutilation in order to escape military service during World War I. They are condemned to face near certain death in the no man's land between the French and German trench lines. It appears that all of them were killed in a subsequent battle, but Mathilde, the fiancée of one of the soldiers, refuses to give up hope and begins to uncover clues as to what actually took place on the battlefield. She is all the while driven by the constant reminder of what her fiancé had carved into one of the bells of the church near their home, MMM for Manech Aime Mathilde (Manech Loves Mathilde; a pun on the French word aime, which is pronounced like the letter "M". In the English-language version, this is changed to "Manech's Marrying Mathilde").