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Jazzy Love Theme Spartacus

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Varinia and Spartacus

If you have not viewed this film you must! It is directed by Stanley Kubrick which always guarantees and interesting experience. A film is always enhanced by a good musical score or soundtrack..

MV5BMTAzNDcwODQ1MjJeQTJeQWpwZ15BbWU4MDY3NTAzMTAx._V1_SY317_CR2,0,214,317_ Spartacus is a master at this.  The original score for Spartacus was composed and conducted by Alex North. The film is produced by Kirk Douglas.

Originally, Howard Fast was hired to adapt his own novel as a screenplay, but he had difficulty working in the format. He was replaced by Dalton Trumbo, who had been blacklisted as one of the Hollywood Ten. Douglas insisted that Trumbo be given screen credit for his work, which helped to break the blacklist.

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The focus here is on the Love Theme in this film announcing and following throughout the film about the love between Spartacus  and Varinia. They are both slaves of the Roman Empire and so the history unfolds. Spartacus_sheetA

A remarkable love story and theme song that has haunted me my-whole  life. Here posted is a Jazz  interpretation of the Love Theme of  Spartacus by

Lalo Schifrin !!

 

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Spartacus (1960)

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