Friday, July 20, 2007
Film: "The Battle of Algiers"
I have posted about it on my other blog, as my comments strayed into territories more relevant to there than here. I will nevertheless quickly mention the film's music, which is by Ennio Morricone. There are two pieces I remember particularly well. One is a kind of mournful Arabic influenced fragment they play evocatively when the camera is panning over the Arab city. The other is a generic militaristic drumming served up in the many scenes in which the paratroopers run through the casbah; you spend a lot of time in this film watching camouflaged arses running away from you.