The Mercenaries

Favourite Soundtracks No.2: ‘The Mercenaries’

Good gracious, it’s been ages since we had un peu de musica on this site. Here’s the only film soundtrack that the great French jazz composer Jacques Loussier ever wrote (to my knowledge at least) for a film version of Wilbur Smith’s ‘The Dark of the Sun’, a tough drama about a diamond smuggling trip […]

Another Childhood Hero Leaves

When I was a kid I wanted to be Rod Taylor. He had a square jaw, a chin-dimple, twinkling eyes, wide shoulders, an Australian accent and a sense of fun about him, and he was therefore far more interesting than Hollywood heroes, most of whom I had no way of relating to. I score a […]