Thursday, June 23, 2011

Kelly's Heroes Movie Suite

Kelly's Heroes Suite
Music by Lalo Schifrin
Without a doubt, when this movie was released in 1970, it was apparent to everyone that we were watching an offbeat Vietnam movie that was set during WWII.  Huh?  Well, this movie suite is certainly a product of the late 60's and early 70's. We have drums. We have a short "pop" cue. When the main theme kicks in, a chorus of whistling opens up before we hear the drums that remind us this is a War Picture after all. The remainder of the suite visits some tense themes and a stirring march before ending with another round of whistlers.  This is our first visit by Mr. Schifrin, and it is all in good fun. Certainly not an oscar nomination here, but with a timing of 19:42, you'll probably enjoy this little gem for what it is.  -MJ


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