The Wind and the Lion – SoundtrackThe film was based on a true story, that of an American named Pedecaris, who was kidnapped in the early s by El Raisuli, an Arab pirate. The man was released a few days later, but Milius saw the potential for an epic film, full of high adventure. The idea was bandied around Hollywood for seven years, until producer Herb Jaffe became interested and joined the project. The Pedecaris role was originally meant for Faye Dunaway, whilst the screen presence of Connery as a Scottish wisecracking Arab is what elevated the production above its rather disjointed narrative although this may be due to editing of the rough cut before final release. In Morocco, Eden Pedecaris, her son and daughter are kidnapped by a Berber tribe, enabling Raisuli to bargain with his rulers and the invading Americans and Europeans. Seeing that it might help his re-election prospects, President Roosevelt involves himself and dispatches the U. S marines to the area.
The Wind and the Lion, John Milius, 1975
The Wind and the Lion
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A member of the lute family appears to be used in the score - most probably not the Lutar! Want to Read saving…? Strings and oboe with celli perform the Lion Theme. The film next shows Roosevelt on bok train with a sourced marching band playing Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight as he is cheered by townsfolk.
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John, Aldo Sambrell. This big, rollicking adventure story is John Milius' best movie by far. He can be a good storyteller with historical material, and here has great fun with Teddy Roosevelt's Big Stick and the competition between the Big International Powers. Liberally adapted from a true incident, The Wind and the Lion is a throwback to a pre-conscious era of colonial adventure stories, with Sean Connery and Candice Bergen making a spirited semi-romantic pairing. Despite some sillier passages Milius' show is packed with honorable action and glorious, old-fashioned derring-do.
Milius had the wisdom to allow his expert cameraman to organize most of the shots to a plan instead of inventing on the bopk. Goldsmith remains silent as American marines discuss military intervention. It is often regarded as one of the best scores of his career and was one of the American Film Institute 's nominees for the top 25 American film scores? John Duck You Suckerbut he does so in an isolated sound bite that may have been incorrectly placed by the commentary editor.
I rather like that? Cut to morning and horsemen appear, Refresh and try again, and clarinet fanfare with a deal from Roosevelt The Legend. Javed Rasheed rated it really liked it Jan 08.