Kings of the Sun Soundtrack / Elmer Bernstein
Kings of the Sun / 1963
Yes, there was more than one movie made about the Maya.
In 1963 Kings of the Sun ‘blazed across the screen’.
In the 60’s they loved these huge Historical Epic style films with hundreds
of Extras fighting in large battle scenes.
Not much CGI in those days.
Reviews were lukewarm. Yet I wonder if this won’t be one of those movies
that becomes more appreciated over time.
One thing you can say about the existing Studio systems of that era
is that they found and developed great Stars.
One of those great Stars was Yul Brynner.
Even in a lousy Movie Yul’s charisma dominated the Screen.
And guaranteed Box Office.
Between 1944 and 1976 Yul made about 47 Movies –
many of them were Epic style Action productions.
Just a few of Yul’s Epics.
Looks invincible doesn’t he?
Slain my lung cancer in 1985.
He was 65.
Next: Kings of the Sun / Part 2