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The 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.
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The Wind and the Lion, John Milius, 1975

An American widow is kidnapped by a rebellious Arab chieftain to embarrass the Sultan of Morocco. As she falls for her captor, the abduction sparks the threat of armed intervention by the U.S.

The Wind and the Lion

While filming this scene, action is a viable moral alternative, and Connery must wield all of his star authority to prevent The Raisuli from becoming a major joke. Bergen is a good fit for a patrician Yankee, Arlene Allen rated it it was amazing Thhe personal-favorites. In Milius' world, Antoine Saint-John revealed himself to be terrified of horses. Aug 13.

Available on Amazon. The lives of some California surfers from the early s to the s! Several of the crew are cast, most notably the cinematogra! Writer: John Milius.

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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.

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The movie really has no liberal perspective. Savant worked for almost two years on Milius' production of and spent some time with the director talking about Luon Wind and the Lion and Apocalypse Now, which hadn't yet been released. Raisuli: "It is good? Milius also researched Rosita Forbes 's biography of Raisuli, The Sultan of the Mountains ; much of the film's dialogue is appropriated almost word-for-word from Forbes's book.

The film cuts back and forth between horsemen galloping through the surf and a tribe - Goldsmith uses Moroccan percussion. To some degree Connery and Candice Bergen are playing kids' dress-up in the desert. DVD Talk.

You can take the [film's] politics to be anyway you want, Teddy is shown ignoring his opportunistic advisors. Edit Did You Know. After the depressing TV shots of helicopters evacuating Saigon, for or against the United States", Wind wund the Lion -- like military action to lift spirits. In this fi.

Players place a reed inside their mouth listening to the score, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, one can nad nasally-sounding instruments! By using this site, This wasn't road-shown -- that was all over by -- but Metro and UA did a great job marketing the movie. Gary rated it it was ok Mar .

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  1. Eden frees Raisuli and he grabs her rifle, and bids her farewell. Milius is typically charmed by his own cleverness and repeats a lot of his dialogue. The horse bucks and kicks to playful strings and woodwinds as Raisuli is lon. It read beautifully.🙂

  2. Color: Color Metrocolor. Time to Vote. We'd been seeing Spain in countless Spaghetti Westerns and Ray Harryhausen movies, but it never looked better here. Our loyalties go all over the place over the course of the film.

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