Label: Geffen Extraordinary Italian composer, Nino Rota was one of the most prolific (especially during the '50s, '60s, and '70s) film composers who was known primarily for his seminal scores for directors Franco Zeffirelli, Federico Fellini, Luchino Visconti, and Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather and The Godfather Part II. The most famous pieces from the first Godfather soundtrack include the haunting "The Godfather Waltz," the plaintive "The Halls of Fear," and the gorgeous "The Godfather (Love Theme)." Rota's elegant, nostalgic cues for the movie give The Godfather a real sense of time (the 1940's and 1950s) and place (the new world, New York City, USA, and the old world, Sicily, Italy). Rota's meaningful contributions also enhance every scene by providing real emotional depth and giving the soundtrack an appropriately and distinctly Italian feel. The Godfather is a remarkable score that contains some of the most iconic and memorable themes in movie history by one of finest film composers of all time.