Monday, July 7, 2008

THE 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD - Bernard Herrmann - "Theme & Fight Scenes" (1958)

"The 7th Voyage Of Sinbad" is kind of like the "Forbidden Planet" of sword and sorcery films. I mean, for me, it just doesn't get any better, and in fact, it really should be presented as a Sunday Night Classic, but there just ain't enough Sundays, and we do have to get to the end of this thing sometime! This particular film has been written about so many times, all there is left for us is to present you with this piece of music and a couple of pictures! So without further delay, here's the jackhammer theme from "The 7th Voyage Of Sinbad" combined with some interesting bits and pieces from a couple of other scenes, and it's all brought to you by the master Bernard Herrmann, who, yes, also composed the music for Hitchcock's "Psycho" among his many, many fantastic accomplishments!!! Stand back, because the theme alone will knock you down! If you've seen this film, it should be pretty obvious what scenes the rest of the music is coming from!!

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Kerwin Mathews and Kathryn Grant are perfect the whole way!

Kerwin lands a nice right in this well choreographed fight scene!

I've probably seen this film 300 times and Torin Thatcher as Sokurah the Magician still creeps me out!!

The Ray Harryhausen designed cyclops alone is enough reason to see this movie, but there is so very much more!!

50 years later and the skeletons and other animations in this film still look great!!! Thanx Ray!!

I don't know Sinbad, are you sure we're going the right way???

This is an excellent shot of the dragon!!!

So, they're really in a pickle, and Princess Parisa rubs the lamp!!

Out pops child actor Richard Eyer as The Genie in one of the best uses of hot and cold lighting you'll ever see! Richard had enough of Hollywood and retired from film making in 1967, but is alive and well today!!

Even "The End" looks good!!! What a great movie all the way, truly a classic!!!

2 comments:

bobby4ever said...

Yow, it's like this theme is too good for a sci-fi, fantasy film. Just watched "Ghost and Mrs. Muir" with Rex Harrison and Gene Tierney and Bernard Hermann's score was beautiful.

tabonga!! said...

Hmmm, Eegah!!, Tabonga see what you mean by 'excellent shot' of dragon!

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