Friday, 21 January 2011

Miklos Rozsa - Ben Hur

Almost all of us have heard of the 1959 film 'Ben Hur', the 11 Academy Award winning biblical epic. But not a lot of people would be able to tell you who wrote the dramatic score to the movie. Well, the answer's Miklos Rozsa. He was a very popular Hollywood film composer back in the mid 1900s, but today seems rather forgotten. I recommend people to listen to the soundtrack of Ben Hur as it really is fantastically composed and includes a lot of 'upbeat' music (ie. roman marches). Below is the music from one of the rowing scenes in the movie:

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