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 Posted:   Jan 30, 2018 - 9:36 AM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)


25. TRIUMPH OF THE TEN GLADIATORS (1964)


Much to my surprise, this above peplum was transmitted by 'Retro' TV last night.
Usually, one doesn't see an item such as this within Fios' offerings.
Early '60s peplum were shown in TV syndication throughout the '70s (according to my understanding), but by the early '80s they seem to have run out of currency/relevancy with shifting audience demographics.

I caught most of the broadcast and even recognized a theme recycled by Savina from his 1963 swashbuckler La Cieca di Sorrento.
I feel this '64 effort might hold less interest to me if it ever surfaces on disc because of its comedic elements and brassy heroics. Savina did write compelling music passages, though, for the lovely-looking actresses in the cast.

Triumph of the 10 Gladiators is probably not a high enough priority to be produced onto CD, but - if it does - it should nonetheless be welcomed by Savina completists.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 30, 2018 - 1:32 PM   
 By:   Stefan Schlegel   (Member)


25. TRIUMPH OF THE TEN GLADIATORS (1964)

I caught most of the broadcast and even recognized a theme recycled by Savina from his 1963 swashbuckler La Cieca di Sorrento.
I feel this '64 effort might hold less interest to me if it ever surfaces on disc because of its comedic elements and brassy heroics. Savina did write compelling music passages, though, for the lovely-looking actresses in the cast.


As IL TRIONFO DEI DIECI GLADIATORI is just a sequel to the 1963 peplum I DIECI GLADIATORI, the march theme heard at the beginning and also afterwards is nothing more than a simple reprise of the one composed by Lavagnino for the earlier film.
Funnily, also one of Lavagnino´s love themes written for IL COLOSSO DI RODI (which had the same music publisher: Nazionalmusic) in 1961 gets recycled in this movie from minute 41:04 onwards:

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 30, 2018 - 3:29 PM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)

Hi, Stefan.

Regarding KronGold010 (La ciecca di Sorrento), is any of the music on this disc derived from any Lavagnino composition(s)?

Realizing the friendship between Lavagnino & Savina, I tend not to think of Savina as 'stealing' themes from Lavagnino but as appropriating them to satisfy time & budget constraints.
Both Lavagnino & Savina took turns conducting Lavagnino's scores, so I view the both of them as collaborators who were OK with whatever each had to do in order to make things work at the times allotted by production companies.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2018 - 2:01 AM   
 By:   Stefan Schlegel   (Member)

It seems that you have slightly misunderstood me.
Of course, the Kronos CD óf LA CIECA DI SORRENTO doesn´t have music derived from Lavagnino scores, only original Savina music.
In the case of the TRIONFO DEI DIECI GLADIATORI movie it is something different: As this is a sequel to the first Ten Gladiators movie it is clear that that the main theme has just been reused again (without even crediting Lavagnino).
The music to which I referred at minute 41:04 is a kind of insert. I am not even sure if Savina was reponsible for this. It could also have been the decision of the music editor or of the production company to insert there a piece from COLOSSO DI RODI as the music publisher and the production company (Cinematografica Associati) was the same for both films.
Lavagnino´s ULTIMO PARADISO music had also been inserted for example into the LA MORTE VIENE DA MANILA movie in 1966 which was otherwise scored by Francesco De Masi (and also without giving Lavagnino any credit!).

Lavagnino and Savina had always been close friends - one estimated the qualities of the other.
To give one touching example: In 1988, one year after Lavagnino´s death, Savina pivately composed a 6-minute arrangement for orchestra and voice of parts of the music Lavagnino had written for LA SPOSA BELLA in 1960 (which had then been conducted by Savina himself) - the love theme from this score had alwyas been one of Lavagnino´s favourite pieces from his own work - and wrote this dedication on the frontispiece of the manuscript: "in loving memory of my dearest friend".
The manuscript for this arrangement exists in the Lavagnino estate.

 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2018 - 7:46 AM   
 By:   wayoutwest   (Member)

It seems that you have slightly misunderstood me.
Of course, the Kronos CD óf LA CIECA DI SORRENTO doesn´t have music derived from Lavagnino scores, only original Savina music.
In the case of the TRIONFO DEI DIECI GLADIATORI movie it is something different: As this is a sequel to the first Ten Gladiators movie it is clear that that the main theme has just been reused again (without even crediting Lavagnino).
The music to which I referred at minute 41:04 is a kind of insert. I am not even sure if Savina was reponsible for this. It could also have been the decision of the music editor or of the production company to insert there a piece from COLOSSO DI RODI as the music publisher and the production company (Cinematografica Associati) was the same for both films.
Lavagnino´s ULTIMO PARADISO music had also been inserted for example into the LA MORTE VIENE DA MANILA movie in 1966 which was otherwise scored by Francesco De Masi (and also without giving Lavagnino any credit!).

Lavagnino and Savina had always been close friends - one estimated the qualities of the other.
To give one touching example: In 1988, one year after Lavagnino´s death, Savina pivately composed a 6-minute arrangement for orchestra and voice of parts of the music Lavagnino had written for LA SPOSA BELLA in 1960 (which had then been conducted by Savina himself) - the love theme from this score had alwyas been one of Lavagnino´s favourite pieces from his own work - and wrote this dedication on the frontispiece of the manuscript: "in loving memory of my dearest friend".
The manuscript for this arrangement exists in the Lavagnino estate.


Very interesting thanks Stefan.
I finally managed to track down a copy of LA SPOSA BELLA cd a couple months ago after looking for it for years and never finding a copy for sale anywhere, It is a superb score.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 16, 2018 - 4:08 PM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)

Un animale chiamato uomo (1972)

Là dove non batte il sole (1974)



Both of these will be paired together in an upcoming (November) Digitmovies album ... and both are in stereo. smile

https://www.digitsoundtracks.com/site/en/products/DGST035/


 
 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2019 - 1:13 PM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)


32. SUICIDE MISSION TO SINGAPORE (1966)


This one is coming out on Digitmovies! (as Goldsnake anonima killers)

 
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