L'ira Di Achille


2016 release. Digitmovies release for the first time on CD Carlo Savina's original soundtrack for the Peplum film L'ira Di Achille ("The Fury Of Achilles"). Carlo Savina (1919 -2002) is one of the biggest names in film music. He has a rich filmography as a composer to his name and is a famous conductor as well. For The Fury Of Achilles, Savina composed a symphonic score dominated by a heroic main theme for the protagonist, which the author reprises with a choir and alternates with battle themes, suspense, mystical atmospheres, and a romantic love theme. The influence of Miklós Rózsa, the great Hungarian musician, is evident in some passages (given his cooperation and friendship with Carlo Savina during Ben-Hur). For Digitmovies' CD, they used every note recorded during the original recording session which were preserved in excellent condition on the mono master tapes. The label also made a striking discovery: some tracks had choir voices even though there were also versions recorded without a choir. This allowed them to create a suite in stereo that they have included as a bonus track. Directed in 1962 by Marino Girolami, the film starred Gordon Mitchell, Eleonora Bianchi, Jacques Bergerac, Edith Peters Catalani, Romano Ghini, Fosco Giachetti, Manfred Freyberger, Cristina Gajoni, Alda Gallotti, Enio Girolami, Tina Gloriani, Gina Mascetti, Gloria Milland, Mario Petri, Laura Rocca, Roberto Risso, Giampaolo Rosmino, Erminio Spalla, Anita Todesco, Nando Tamberlani, Pietro Tordi, Piero Lulli, and Remo De Angelis. Under the walls of Troy, only Achilles and Patroclus can save the Achaean troops from the Trojan army's assault. When Achilles returns from Lyrnessus where he was slighted by Agamemnon on account of two beautiful slaves, he withdraws into his tent and refuses to fight. Patroclus vainly attempts to get him out by wearing Achilles's prodigious armor, but is discovered and killed by Hector, the bravest of the Trojans. His friend's sacrifice unleashes the fury of Achilles, who throws himself into the fray and kills Hector.