Ennio Morricone, (born November 10, 1928) is an Italian composer and conductor. He is widely acknowledged as one of the most prolific and influential composers of his era,particularly recognised for his film scores. He has composed and arranged scores for more than 500 film and TV productions and is well-known for his long-term collaborations with internationally acclaimed directors such as Sergio Leone, Brian De Palma, Barry Levinson, and Giuseppe Tornatore.
Pier Paolo Pasolini (Italian: [ˈpjɛr ˈpaolo pazoˈlini]; 5 March 1922 – 2 November 1975) was an Italian film director, poet, writer and intellectual. Pasolini distinguished himself as a poet, journalist, philosopher, novelist, playwright, filmmaker, newspaper and magazine columnist, actor, painter and political figure. He demonstrated a unique and extraordinary cultural versatility, becoming a highly controversial figure in the process. While his work remains controversial to this day, in the years since his death Pasolini has come to be valued by many as a visionary thinker and a major figure in Italian literature and art. American literary critic Harold Bloom considers Pasolini to be a major European poet and important in 20th-century poetry, including his works in his collection of the Western canon.