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Encyclopedia > Conan the Barbarian (film)
Conan the Barbarian
Directed by John Milius
Produced by Raffaella De Laurentiis
Buzz Feitshans
Written by Characters:
Robert E. Howard
Story:
Edward Summer
(uncredited)
Screenplay:
John Milius
Oliver Stone
Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger
James Earl Jones
Music by Basil Poledouris
Distributed by Universal Studios
Release date(s) May 14, 1982
Running time Theatrical cut:
129 min.
Extended cut:
131 min.
Edited versions:
123 min.
115 min.
Language English
Budget $20 million
Followed by Conan the Destroyer
Allmovie profile
IMDb profile

Conan the Barbarian is a 1982 film by director John Milius and is recognized as the acting breakthrough of bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger. It is loosely based on the Conan the Barbarian stories by Robert E. Howard and was written by Oliver Stone and John Milius. It was followed in 1984 by a lighter, more child-friendly, but less successful sequel, Conan the Destroyer. While its sequel is a much more traditional sword and sorcery tale that includes magic, monsters, and fantastical events, Conan the Barbarian is set in a bronze and iron age setting with a few supernatural elements. Conan the Barbarian may refer to: Conan the Barbarian, a character created by Robert E. Howard. ... Image File history File links Conan_the_barbarian. ... John Milius (born April 11, 1944 in St. ... Robert Ervin Howard (January 22, 1906 – June 11, 1936)[1] was a classic American pulp writer of fantasy, horror, historical adventure, boxing, western, and detective fiction. ... Edward Summer is a true polymath. ... William Oliver Stone (born September 15, 1946), known as Oliver Stone, is a three-time Academy Award winning film director and screenwriter. ... Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German IPA: ; born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American bodybuilder, Golden Globe-winning actor, businessman and politician currently serving as the 38th Governor of the U.S. state of California. ... James Earl Jones (born January 17, 1931) is an American Academy Award-nominated, Emmy- and Tony Award-winning actor of film and stage well known for his deep basso voice. ... Basil Poledouris (Greek: Βασίλης Πολεδούρης) (August 21, 1945 - November 8, 2006) was an American film composer. ... This article is about the American media conglomerate. ... is the 134th day of the year (135th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Conan the Destroyer, directed by action/fantasy veteran Richard Fleischer (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, The Vikings) as a sequel to Conan The Barbarian, was released worldwide in 1984. ... // This is the year of film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, which will become the highest grossing movie for almost 15 years (until Titanic), earning double or triple against any major film of the 1980s. ... John Milius (born April 11, 1944 in St. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Breakthrough is the name of an abstract strategy board game. ... Professional Bodybuilder Gustavo Badell posing Bodybuilding is the process of maximizing muscle hypertrophy through the combination of weight training, sufficient caloric intake, and rest. ... Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German IPA: ; born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American bodybuilder, Golden Globe-winning actor, businessman and politician currently serving as the 38th Governor of the U.S. state of California. ... This article is about the fictional character. ... Robert Ervin Howard (January 22, 1906 – June 11, 1936)[1] was a classic American pulp writer of fantasy, horror, historical adventure, boxing, western, and detective fiction. ... William Oliver Stone (born September 15, 1946), known as Oliver Stone, is a three-time Academy Award winning film director and screenwriter. ... John Milius (born April 11, 1944 in St. ... // Events The Walt Disney Company founds Touchstone Pictures to release movies with subject matter deemed inappropriate for the Disney name. ... Conan the Destroyer, directed by action/fantasy veteran Richard Fleischer (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, The Vikings) as a sequel to Conan The Barbarian, was released worldwide in 1984. ... This article is about a fantasy sub-genre. ... The Sorceress by John William Waterhouse Magic, sometimes known as sorcery, is a conceptual system that asserts human ability to control the natural world (including events, objects, people, and physical phenomena) through mystical, paranormal or supernatural means. ... The Bronze Age is a period in a civilizations development when the most advanced metalworking has developed the techniques of smelting copper from natural outcroppings and alloys it to cast bronze. ... Iron Age Axe found on Gotland This article is about the archaeological period known as the Iron Age, for the mythological Iron Age see Iron Age (mythology). ... For other uses, see Supernatural (disambiguation). ...

Contents

Taglines

  • Thief. Warrior. Gladiator. King.
  • He conquered an empire with his sword. She conquered HIM with her bare hands.

Plot

The film opens with a quotation from Friedrich Nietzsche: "That which does not kill us makes us stronger." Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (October 15, 1844 – August 25, 1900) (IPA: ) was a nineteenth-century German philosopher and philologist. ...


A yet-unseen Wizard (Mako) narrates this story. As a young Cimmerian boy, Conan witnesses the destruction of his village at the hand of three Vanir warlords: Thulsa Doom (James Earl Jones); Doom's lieutenants, Rexor (Ben Davidson) and Thorgrim (Sven-Ole Thorsen). Thorgrim and Rexor mortally wound Conan's father (William Smith), finally killing him with their pack of trained dogs. Doom himself hypnotizes and then decapitates Conan's mother. The battle standard carried by the invading Vanir - two snakes facing each other over a black sun - is burned into the memory of young Conan. Makoto Iwamatsu (マコ 岩松, also 岩松 信 Iwamatsu Makoto, December 10, 1933 – July 21, 2006) was an Academy Award-nominated Japanese American actor. ... Cimmeria is a fictional land of barbarians in antediluvian earth (cp. ... Vanir is the name of one of the two groups of gods in Norse mythology, the other and more well known being the Æsir. ... Thulsa Doom is a villainous fictional character first appearing in the Kull novel Delcardes Cat by Robert E. Howard. ... James Earl Jones (born January 17, 1931) is an American Academy Award-nominated, Emmy- and Tony Award-winning actor of film and stage well known for his deep basso voice. ... Ben Davidson (born June 14, 1940), played professional football between 1961 and 1971 in the NFL and AFL for the Green Bay Packers, Washington Redskins, and most notably, the Oakland Raiders. ... Sven-Ole Thorsen (born September 24, 1944) is a Danish actor, stuntman, and athlete. ... William Smith (born March 24, 1934 in Columbia, Missouri, USA) is an American actor. ... A standard-bearer is a person (soldier or civilian) who bears an emblem called an ensign or standard, i. ...


Sold into slavery along with the other children from his village, Conan is forced with others to push a human-powered mill, The Wheel of Pain. Reaching adulthood as sole survivor, he has become strong enough to fight as a gladiator. His owner sees such potential in Conan that he takes the young slave to the Far East. There Conan is trained as a swordsman by "War Masters." After many successful fights, his owner spontaneously sets him free. After discovering a broadsword from an Ancient Atlantean king in a tomb, Conan dedicates his life to exacting revenge on Thulsa Doom. Slave redirects here. ... For other uses, see Gladiator (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Asian regions. ... The term broadsword is used to refer to different types of swords, across many cultures and time periods. ...


During his travels, Conan meets two thieves: Subotai (Gerry Lopez), a Hyrkanian archer; and Valeria (Sandahl Bergman). The trio learn that a doomsday cult has arisen, one which makes extensive use of snake symbolism. While breaking into one of the cult's fortresses, in Shadizar, Conan discovers Rexor overseeing a human sacrifice; this confirms the cult's connection to Thulsa Doom. The thieves succeed in making off with (among other things) a large jewel famously dubbed "The Eye of the Serpent," and with an amulet in the shape of Thulsa Doom's Vanir battle standard: the emblem of the Snake-god Set. In the process, Conan and his fellow thieves are forced to kill Thorgrim's pet: a giant snake guarding the treasure (which Conan accidentally awoke). Gerry Lopez, aka Mr. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... The term destructive cult sometimes called doomsday cult refers to a small number of religious groups that have intentionally killed people - either themselves or others. ...


As the three enjoy their stolen wealth, Valeria becomes Conan's lover. The wealth is their undoing; drunk with excess, Conan and his companions are captured by King Osric of Ophir (Max von Sydow). Initially appearing enraged, he then reveals his respect for their exploit in challenging the snake cult, and offers them a fortune to return his daughter, who has been seduced into joining the cult. He shows them a dagger, the "Fangs of the Serpent", with which a father was killed by his cultist son, and fears a similar fate awaits him. Ophir (Hebrew: , Standard  Tiberian ) is a port or region mentioned in the Bible, famous for its wealth. ...  , (born April 10, 1929) is an Academy-Award nominated Swedish actor, known in particular for his collaboration with filmmaker Ingmar Bergman. ...


Subotai and Valeria are uninterested in challenging Thulsa Doom, so Conan makes off on his own, pursuing his family's killer to Set's Mountain of Power. In doing this, he happens upon the Wizard Akiro who has been narrating the story up to this point (and who ultimately becomes Conan's royal chronicler, while the barbarian makes himself King of Aquilonia.) Akiro is a recluse who watches over the Mounds: a Stonehenge-like cemetery which might be haunted to boot. Conan is respectful of the Wizard's status, and the two become friends almost immediately. The following morning, before continuing on his journey to the Mountain of Power, Conan asks the Wizard of the Mounds if flowers grow anywhere nearby; they do indeed. Akiro asks who the flowers are for, and is pleased with Conan's response: "For a girl." Aquilonia is a town and comune in the province of Avellino, part of the Campania region of Italy. ... For other uses, see Stonehenge (disambiguation). ...


Arriving at the Mountain of Power, Conan mugs a priest for his robes. Then he dons a wreath made from the flowers he picked. Conan uses the snake-amulet he stole from Rexor's tower in Shadizar as a pass to reach the head of the worshippers. However, a guard becomes suspicious and shows it to Thorgrim and Rexor, who grab Conan, whom they proceed to torture. Thulsa Doom appears. He explains that the destruction of Conan's Cimmerian village was part of a campaign to solve the "Riddle of Steel," which supposedly is the key to ultimate power. Doom tells Conan the Riddle: Flesh, like steel, gains strength through trial and tempering and polishing. To prove his point, Thulsa Doom bids one of his followers - a beautiful young girl - to jump from a high ledge to her death ("Come to me, my child."), which she promptly does. Doom orders that Conan be crucified in the desert, on the Tree of Woe. Riddle of Steel is a Role-playing game published by Driftwood Publishing. ... Religious depictions of the crucifixion of Jesus typically show him supported by nails through the palms. ...


The dying Conan is found by Valeria and Subotai. They bring him to Akiro, whom Valeria orders to resurrect Conan. In response to his technique, Akiro tells Valeria that the Gods of the Mounds will exact a terrible price on whoever asks for such. Valeria tells him that she will pay the gods. Akiro's spells ward away spirits to ensure Conan's survival. As Conan's broken body heals, Valeria tells him that - if need be - she will rise against death itself to fight by his side.


Conan and his fellow adventurers enter the Mountain of Power to rescue King Osric's daughter. They witness a bizarre feast, at which the brutal cult members dine upon human body parts. The thieves battle Thulsa Doom's guards, who are led by Rexor and Thorgrim. They sweep into Doom's orgy room, scatter the snake-lord's harem and grab the princess. Sadly, Valeria is killed in mid-flight when Thulsa Doom shoots her with an "arrow" which is actually a hypnotized venomous snake. Conan brings Valeria back to the Mounds. Despite Akiro's claims that no fire will burn here, Conan cremates his lover on a funeral pyre, which is set alight in a fantastic display. Subotai sheds a tear for Valeria, and for Conan, who does not cry; therefore, his friend cries for them both.


Thulsa Doom, Rexor and Thorgrim lead their band of "Vanir" riders to recover Osric's daughter. They find the Mounds laced with boobytraps set by Conan. Conan prays to Crom, the Cimmerian God of Steel, to help him get revenge against Doom's warriors. The Vanir are ambushed or (like Thorgrim) tricked and killed by traps. Then Rexor - armed with a sword just like Conan's, taken from the barbarian's father - appears. Conan attacks Rexor murderously, and both fight hard, but the Vanir lord finally prevails over the boy he enslaved. Just as Rexor is about to slay Conan, he is struck across the eyes by the heavenly sword of...a smiling Valeria, making good on her vow to return should Conan ever need her as one of Crom's "Chosen," surrounded by a glowing aura, dressed in golden armor and a winged helmet.


With only his ears to guide him, the blind Rexor makes another attempt to butcher Conan with his own father's sword. Conan parries the death-blow but, in the process, cleaves through the sword Rexor commandeered. At last, the hulking villain is cut down by the child he orphaned. Thulsa Doom attempts to kill the princess with another enchanted arrow-snake, but this one is deflected by Subotai's shield. Doom's spell over Osric's daughter is broken at last.


That night, a torch-bearing Thulsa Doom preaches to his cult members, who also bear torches: the gleam in the eye of Set, as it were. Conan, led by Osric's daughter, kills a cult sentry, then emerges from the shadows behind Doom. The snake-lord attempts to hypnotize the barbarian, as he hypnotized Conan's mother years ago. But Conan is too strong-willed for him; he butchers Doom with his father's half-sword. The barbarian casts Doom's corpse from the temple balcony, down the steps leading up the Mountain of Power. The decapitated body and severed head of their leader come to rest at the feet of Set's followers...along with the broken sword of Conan's father. The awakened "Orphans of Doom" drop their torches into a ceremonial fountain at the base of the Mountain, then vanish into the darkness for home.


Alone, Conan sits on the Mountain of Power's steps for some time. He wonders what he should do with his life, now that he has fulfilled the one purpose which consumed him for so many years. Finally he stands up and sets fire to the Mountain of Power, which illuminates the night like a giant torch. With Subotai and Akiro in tow, Conan returns the wayward princess to Shadizar. In a scene not shown in all versions, they find King Osric dead, assassinated by a rival, and so his daughter becomes Queen of Shadizar.


The film's epilogue shows an aged Conan "wearing the jeweled crown of Aquilonia upon a troubled brow". It is revealed that Conan, Subotai and Akiro sought more adventures in the West. This is what Akiro said:

So, did Conan return the wayward daughter of King Osric to her home.
And having no further concern, he and his companions sought adventure in the West.
Many wars and feuds did Conan fight.
Honor and fear were heaped upon his name and, in time, he became a king by his own hand........ And this story shall also be told.

Alternate versions

Universal has released the film in several different versions. The original theatrical cut ran at 129 minutes. For its video release the studio offered the theatrical version as well as two shortened prints; one at 115 minutes, the other at 123 minutes. The theatrical cut was utilized for the film's first DVD release in 1998. In 2000 Universal released a collector's edition DVD. In addition to numerous special features, the version contained on this disc features an additional two minutes of footage, for a slightly extended 131-minute running time. This new cut is the only version currently available; all others are out of print.


Cast

For a large budget film, the cast of Conan the Barbarian includes an unusual number of then-inexperienced actors. Dancer Sandahl Bergman and surfer Gerry Lopez were cast in major supporting roles as Conan's closest companions. In addition to Schwarzenegger, the cast also included several famous bodybuilders including William Smith, Sven-Ole Thorsen and Franco Columbu, as well as former Oakland Raiders star Ben Davidson. Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Gerry Lopez, aka Mr. ... William Smith (born March 24, 1934 in Columbia, Missouri, USA) is an American actor. ... Sven-Ole Thorsen (born September 24, 1944) is a Danish actor, stuntman, and athlete. ... Franco Columbu (August 7, 1941, Ollolai, Sardinia) is an Italian actor and bodybuilder. ... League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC West (1970–present) Current uniform Team colors Silver and Black Personnel Owner Al Davis General Manager Al Davis Head Coach Lane Kiffin Team history Oakland Raiders (1960... Ben Davidson (born June 14, 1940), played professional football between 1961 and 1971 in the NFL and AFL for the Green Bay Packers, Washington Redskins, and most notably, the Oakland Raiders. ...

Actor Role
Arnold Schwarzenegger Conan
James Earl Jones Thulsa Doom
Max von Sydow King Osric
Sandahl Bergman Valeria
Ben Davidson Rexor
Cassandra Gava The Witch
Gerry Lopez Subotai
Mako The Wizard Akiro / Narrator
Valérie Quennessen The Princess
William Smith Conan's Father
Franco Columbu Pictish Scout
Jack Taylor Priest
Sven-Ole Thorsen Thorgrim
Erik Holmey Turanian War Officer
Nadiuska Conan's Mother

Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German IPA: ; born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American bodybuilder, Golden Globe-winning actor, businessman and politician currently serving as the 38th Governor of the U.S. state of California. ... James Earl Jones (born January 17, 1931) is an American Academy Award-nominated, Emmy- and Tony Award-winning actor of film and stage well known for his deep basso voice. ...  , (born April 10, 1929) is an Academy-Award nominated Swedish actor, known in particular for his collaboration with filmmaker Ingmar Bergman. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Ben Davidson (born June 14, 1940), played professional football between 1961 and 1971 in the NFL and AFL for the Green Bay Packers, Washington Redskins, and most notably, the Oakland Raiders. ... Cassandra Gava (unknown birthdate) is an American,actress who is best known for her performance as the witch in the the 1982 film Conan the Barbarian. ... Gerry Lopez, aka Mr. ... This article refers to a person; for other uses, see Makoto (disambiguation) Makoto Iwamatsu (born December 10, 1933) is a Japanese actor. ... Valerie Quennessen December 18, 1957 – March 1989, France) was a French film actress. ... William Smith (born March 24, 1934 in Columbia, Missouri, USA) is an American actor. ... Franco Columbu (August 7, 1941, Ollolai, Sardinia) is an Italian actor and bodybuilder. ... Jack Taylor (born 21 October 1936) is an actor. ... Sven-Ole Thorsen (born September 24, 1944) is a Danish actor, stuntman, and athlete. ...

Relation to Robert E. Howard's stories

The movie is regarded as a departure from Robert E. Howard's Conan series and owing much more to the original script and direction of John Milius. Robert Ervin Howard (January 22, 1906 – June 11, 1936)[1] was a classic American pulp writer of fantasy, horror, historical adventure, boxing, western, and detective fiction. ...


Some aspects of the film are drawn from different pieces of Howard's works, though many of those are conspicuously inconsistent with his Conan character. For example, while a character named Valeria appears in Red Nails, the film character's attachment to Conan and her return from the dead to save his life are more akin to Bêlit of Queen of the Black Coast. Certain elements seem to have been borrowed from non-Conan sources, including the face-changing Snake Folk and the Thulsa Doom character which originated in Howard's Kull stories. Conan's encounter with the witch in the film bears some similarity to Worms of the Earth from yet another of Howard's series, Bran Mak Morn. Thulsa Doom's monologue about fearing the dark are also drawn from that work. Other elements of the film have no relation whatsoever to Howard's stories, including the "Riddle of Steel", the Black Sun Cult of Set, Conan's adolescence in slavery, and his service as a gladiator in the East. Howard's Conan was still with his tribe in Cimmeria around the time he was 15 or 16, taking part in the destruction of the Aquilonian outpost of Venarium. Red Nails is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, first published in Weird Tales in 1936. ... Cover of Weird Tales issue May 1934 featuring Conan and Bêlit from Queen of the Black Coast, one of Robert E. Howards original short stories. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Worms of the Earth is a short story by American fantasy fiction writer Robert Ervin Howard. ... Bran Mak Morn is a hero of several pulp fiction short stories by Robert E. Howard. ... This article is about the 1982 film. ... Cimmeria is a fictional land of barbarians in antediluvian earth (cp. ...


The Riddle of Steel

"He is strong! If I die, I have to go before him, and he will ask me, 'What is the riddle of steel?' If I don't know it, he will cast me out of Valhalla and laugh at me." ... "That's Crom, strong on his mountain." ~Conan the Barbarian

The theme of the movie Conan the Barbarian is centered around the Riddle of Steel. In the beginning, Conan's father explains the Cimmerian lore concerning the ancient Giant Kings of Earth stealing the secrets of forging from the god Crom. He warns Conan not to trust things of the flesh, but rather the steel in his hand. Even though Conan's father had produced a superior sword, he and the adults of Conan's village were slaughtered and they're enslaved by an overwhelming force led by Thulsa Doom.


Years later, when the adult Conan seeks out the group that murdered and enslaved his people, Doom explains an opposite interpretation of the riddle to him: "Steel isn't strong, boy. Flesh is stronger. Look around you." Thulsa motions to some of the thousands of followers surrounding his mountain who worship him as the mouthpiece of Set. He points up to the top of a cliff, "There, on the rocks, that beautiful girl." He motions to the girl, "Come to me, my child." The girl steps off the cliff and falls to her death. "That is strength, boy. That is power: the strength and power of flesh. What is steel compared to the hand that wields it? Look at the strength of your body, the desire in your heart. I gave you these...."


Conan is bound to a dead tree in the desert and left for dead. As he nears death, Subotai finds him and takes him to the old wizard's home. As Conan heals, he reflects upon the Riddle of Steel. No longer does the barbarian limit himself to direct brute assault. Using covert methods and battlefield tactics, Conan and his friends draw the enemy to them and inflict great damage. However, the cumulative result of all Conan's vengeance does not harm the overall power of Thulsa's cult. Only after his father's sword is broken does Conan realize the true answer to the riddle: all the power of both steel and flesh come from one's beliefs. As long as Conan believes Doom to have great power, he reinforces Thulsa's strength just as much as any cult follower. Conan finally defeats Thulsa Doom by controlling his own mind: choosing and implementing the belief most useful for himself.


Music

Conan the Barbarian
Soundtrack by Basil Poledouris
Released 1982
Genre classical
Length 67:20
Label Varèse Sarabande
Professional reviews

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Originally, producer Dino De Laurentiis had planned a soundtrack of pop music for the movie, but was eventually persuaded by Milius to use a full orchestral score. For this purpose, Milius hired Greek-American composer Basil Poledouris, a former classmate from the film department at the University of Southern California, and tasked him to make "a continuous musical drama."[1] The result was a choral and orchestral soundtrack that fills nearly every moment of the film, with pronounced use of leitmotifs to portray mood and character. Agostino De Laurentiis, usually credited as Dino De Laurentiis, (born August 8, 1919) is an Italian movie producer born at Torre Annunziata in the province of Naples. ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... For other uses, see Orchestra (disambiguation). ... Basil Poledouris (Greek: Βασίλης Πολεδούρης) (August 21, 1945 - November 8, 2006) was an American film composer. ... The Trojan Shrine, better known as Tommy Trojan located in the center of University of Southern California campus. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A leitmotif (pronounced ) (also leitmotiv; lit. ...


The violent early portions of the movie are filled with intense pieces including "Anvil of Crom", played by 24 french horns, strings and timpani, and "Riders of Doom", inspired by Prokofiev's "The Battle on Ice" from the "Alexander Nevsky" cantata. Thulsa Doom's theme, which recurs throughout the film, is based on the Gregorian chant "Dies Irae". A number of quieter pieces fill the middle of the movie, including "Civilization", "The Leaving", "The Search" and the sensuous "The Orgy" (co-written with his daughter Zoë strongly resembles Gustav Holst's The Planets Op.32 Jupiter) before the music again intensifies for a series of battle sequences at the end of the film. Other string sections clearly resemble Ralph Vaughan William's "Variations on a Theme by Thomas Tallis", namely "Atlantean Sword". The horn is a brass instrument consisting of tubing wrapped into a coiled form. ... A string instrument (also stringed instrument) is a musical instrument that produces sound by means of vibrating strings. ... A timpanist in the United States Air Forces in Europe Band. ... Gregorian chant is the central tradition of Western plainchant, a form of monophonic, unaccompanied sacred song of the Roman Catholic Church. ... For other uses, see Dies Irae (disambiguation). ... Gustav Holst Gustav Holst (September 21, 1874, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire - May 25, 1934, London) [1] [2] was an English composer and was a music teacher for over 20 years. ... This page is about the orchestral suite by Gustav Holst. ...


Several of the pieces, including the "Anvil of Crom" are frequently used in the movie trailers of other films by Universal Pictures, like Ridley Scott's Gladiator. Much of the film's music was also reused in Conan the Destroyer. Theatrical trailers are film advertisements for films that will be exhibited in the future at a cinema, on whose screen they are shown; they are commonly known as previews of coming attractions. ... Universal Pictures is the main motion picture production/distribution arm of Universal Studios, a subsidiary of NBC Universal. ... Sir Ridley Scott (born November 30, 1937 in South Shields, South Tyneside) is a British film director and producer. ...


"Riders of Doom" is usually used for the first trailers for several games in the Legend of Zelda series. The Legend of Zelda series (ゼルダの伝説 シリーズ; often shortened to just Zelda series) is a series of action-adventure video games created by Nintendo and industry legend Shigeru Miyamoto beginning in 1986. ...


The soundtrack has become a classic amongst movie-music collectors. Score for Conan the Barbarian is considered by many to be one of the finest examples of motion picture scoring ever written.[2][3][4][5]


Track listing from original soundtrack album

  1. "Prologue/Anvil of Crom" - 3:39
  2. "Riddle of Steel" / "Riders of Doom" - 5:38
  3. "Gift of Fury" - 3:50
  4. "Column of Sadness / Wheel of Pain" - 4:09
  5. "Atlantean Sword" 3:51
  6. "Theology" / "Civilization" - 3:14
  7. "Wifeing (Love Theme)" - 2:10
  8. "The Search" - 3:09
  9. "The Orgy" - 4:14
  10. "Funeral Pyre" - 4:29
  11. "Battle of the Mounds (Part 1)" - 4:53
  12. "Orphans of Doom" / "The Awakening" -5:32


In the 90's, the soundtrack was re-released on CD on the Varese Sarabande label (VSD-5390) and featured an expanded score with extra/extended tracks, although the prologue narration on the opening track was removed:


Track listing from expanded VS soundtrack album

  1. "Anvil of Crom" - 2:34
  2. "Riddle of Steel" / "Riders of Doom" - 5:36
  3. "Gift of Fury" - 3:50
  4. "Wheel of Pain" - 4:09
  5. "Atlantean Sword" - 3:50
  6. "Theology" / "Civilization" - 3:13
  7. "Wifeing (Love Theme)" - 2:10
  8. "The Leaving" / "The Search" - 5:59
  9. "Mountain of Power Procession" - 3:21
  10. "Tree of Woe" - 3:31
  11. "Recovery" - 2:11
  12. "The Kitchen" / "The Orgy" - 6:30
  13. "Funeral Pyre" - 4:29
  14. "Battle of the Mounds" - 4:52
  15. "Death of Rexor" - 5:34
  16. "Orphans of Doom" / "The Awakening" - 5:31

Quotations

  • Mongol General: "What is best in life?"
    Conan: "Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of the women."
    (*Note that this is actually a paraphrased quotation accredited to Genghis Khan)[citation needed]
  • Conan: "Crom, I have never prayed to you before, I have no tongue for it. No one, not even you, will remember if we were good men or bad, why we fought or why we died. No, all that matters, is that two stood against many. That's what's important. Valour pleases you, Crom, so grant me one request: grant me revenge! And if you do not listen, then the hell with you!"
  • Conan, to Subotai: "Crom laughs at your Four Winds. Laughs from his mountain."
  • Subotai to Conan: "Ha, my god is stronger- He is the everlasting sky. Your god- lives underneath it."
  • King Osric: "There comes a time, thief, when the jewels cease to sparkle, when the gold loses its luster, when the throne room becomes a prison, and all that is left is a father's love for his child."
  • Valeria: "To the hellfires with Thulsa Doom. He's evil; a sorcerer who can summon demons. His followers' only purpose is to die in his service... Thousands of them."
  • Valeria: "All my life I've been alone. Many times I've faced death with no one to know. I would look into the huts and the tents of others in the coldest dark and I would see figures holding each other in the night. But I always passed by."
  • Akiro (the wizard)'(voiceover): "Between the time when the oceans drank Atlantis, and the rise of the sons of Aryas, there was an age undreamed of. And unto this, Conan, destined to wear the jeweled crown of Aquilonia upon a troubled brow."
  • Valeria: "Do you want to live forever?" (Note that this is actually a quote from Frederick the Great, to his soldiers at the Battle of Kolin[6])
  • Thulsa Doom: "Infidel defilers. They shall all drown in lakes of blood. Now they will know why they are afraid of the dark. Now they will learn why they fear the night."
  • Akiro (the wizard)(voiceover): "He did not care any more... life and death... the same. Only that the crowd would be there to greet him with howls of lust and fury. He began to realize his sense of worth... he mattered."
  • Subotai: "He is Conan, a Cimmerian. He will not cry, so I cry for him."
  • Valeria: "All the gods, they cannot sever us. If I were dead and you were still fighting for life I'd come back from the darkness, back from the pit of hell to fight at your side."
  • Conan: "For us, there is no spring. Just the wind that smells fresh before the storm."
  • Akiro (the wizard): "The children of Doom...Doom's children. They told my lord the way to the Mountain of Power. They told him to throw down his sword and return to the earth. Hah! Time enough for the earth in the grave."
  • Conan's father to young Conan: "No one on this earth can you trust, not men, not women, not beasts..." (points to sword) "This you can trust."
  • Thulsa Doom: "Contemplate this on the Tree of Woe. Crucify him."
  • Subotai to Conan: "Give me food for strength. Let me die not in hunger, but in combat."

This article is about the person. ... Frederick the Great Frederick II of Prussia (Friedrich der Große, Frederick the Great, January 24, 1712 – August 17, 1786) was the Hohenzollern king of Prussia 1740–86. ... Combatants Prussia Austria Commanders Frederick the Great Leopold Josef, Count von Daun Strength 32,000 44,000 Casualties 14,000 dead or wounded 9,000 dead or wounded The Battle of Kolin (Kolín) was a battle fought on June 18, 1757 during the Seven Years War. ...

References

  1. ^ Conan the Barbarian Original Motion Picture Soundtrack liner notes by Kevin Mulhall.
  2. ^ Conan the Barbarian : Soundtrack Central
  3. ^ Poledouris: Conan the Barbarian
  4. ^ Conan the Barbarian
  5. ^ Amazon.com: Conan the Barbarian: Basil Poledouris, Basil Poledouris, The Orchestra of Santa Cecilia [Members of]: Music
  6. ^ History, Fiction, and Germany: Writing the Nineteenth-Century Nation, Wayne State University Press, ISBN 0814332005, p. 109

External links

  • Wikia has a wiki on this subject: Conan
  • Conan the Barbarian at the Internet Movie Database
  • Conan the Barbarian at Allmovie
  • Brief Article on Conan the Barbarian Mythology
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Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter, Lancer Books, 1968 Conan of the Isles is a 1968 fantasy novel written by L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter featuring Robert E. Howards seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. ... Conan the Barbarian by L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter, Bantam Books, 1982 Conan the Barbarian is a 1982 fantasy novel written by L. Sprague de Camp, Lin Carter and Catherine Crook de Camp featuring Robert E. Howards seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian, a novelization... Conan the Buccaneer by L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter, Lancer Books, 1971 Conan the Buccaneer is a 1971 fantasy novel written by L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter featuring Robert E. Howards seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. ... Conan the Destroyer by Robert Jordan, Tor Books, 1984 Conan the Destroyer is a fantasy novel written by Robert Jordan featuring Robert E. Howards seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian, a novelization of the feature film of the same name. ... Conan the Liberator by L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter, Bantam Books, 1979 Conan the Liberator is a 1979 fantasy novel written by L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter featuring Robert E. Howards seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. ... Conan the Mercenary by Andrew J. Offutt, Ace Books, 1981 Conan the Mercenary is a 1981 fantasy novel written by Andrew J. Offutt and illustrated by Esteban Maroto featuring Robert E. Howards seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian, the second volume in a trilogy beginning with Conan... Conan the Rebel by Poul Anderson, Bantam Books, 1980 Conan the Rebel is a 1980 fantasy novel written by Poul Anderson featuring Robert E. Howards seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. ... The Return of Conan by Björn Nyberg and L. Sprague de Camp, Gnome Press, 1957 The Return of Conan is a 1957 fantasy novel written by Björn Nyberg and L. Sprague de Camp featuring Robert E. Howards seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. ... The Road of Kings by Karl Edward Wagner, Bantam Books, 1979 The Road of Kings is a 1979 fantasy novel written by Karl Edward Wagner featuring Robert E. Howards seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. ... The Sword of Skelos by Andrew J. Offutt, Bantam Books, 1979 The Sword of Skelos is a 1979 fantasy novel written by Andrew J. Offutt featuring Robert E. Howards seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian, the third and final volume in a trilogy beginning with Conan and... Published in the United States in 2005 by Del Rey, The Bloody Crown of Conan is the second of a three volume set collecting the Conan stories by author Robert E. Howard. ... The Coming of Conan by Robert E. Howard, Gnome Press, 1953 The Coming of Conan is a collection of eight fantasy short stories written by Robert E. Howard featuring his seminal sword and sorcery heroes Kull and Conan the Barbarian, together with the first part of his pseudo-history of... Published in the United States in 2003 by Del Rey, The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian is the first of a three volume set collecting the Conan stories by author Robert E. Howard. ... Conan by Robert E. Howard, L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter, Lancer Books, 1967 Conan of Cimmeria is a 1967 collection of seven fantasy short stories and associated pieces written by Robert E. Howard, L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter featuring Howards seminal sword and sorcery hero... The Conan Chronicles is a 1989 omnibus collection of three previous fantasy collections by Robert E. Howard, L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter featuring Howards seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian, published by Sphere Books. ... The Conan Chronicles 2 is a 1990 omnibus collection of two previous fantasy collections and one fantasy novel by Robert E. Howard, L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter featuring Howards seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian, published by Orbit Books. ... The Conan Chronicles 2 is a 1990 omnibus collection of two previous fantasy collections and one fantasy novel by Robert E. Howard, L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter featuring Howards seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian, published by Orbit Books. ... Conan of Aquilonia by L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter, Ace Books, 1977 Conan of Aquilonia is a 1977 collection of four linked fantasy short stories written by L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter featuring Robert E. Howards seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. ... Conan of Cimmeria by Robert E. Howard, L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter, Lancer Books, 1969 Conan of Cimmeria is a 1969 collection of six fantasy short stories written by Robert E. Howard, L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter featuring Howards seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan... Conan the Adventurer by Robert E. Howard and L. Sprague de Camp, Lancer Books, 1966 Conan the Adventurer is a 1966 collection of four fantasy short stories written by Robert E. Howard and L. Sprague de Camp, featuring Howards seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. ... Conan the Avenger by Björn Nyberg, Robert E. Howard and L. Sprague de Camp, Lancer Books, 1968 Conan the Avenger is a 1968 collection of two fantasy works written by Björn Nyberg, Robert E. Howard and L. Sprague de Camp featuring Robert E. Howards seminal sword and... Conan the Barbarian by Robert E. Howard, Gnome Press, 1954 Conan the Barbarian is a collection of five fantasy short stories written by Robert E. Howard featuring his seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian, first published in hardcover by Gnome Press in 1954. ... Conan the Freebooter by Robert E. Howard and L. 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The Treasure of Tranicos by Robert E. Howard and L. Sprague de Camp, Ace Books, 1980 The Treasure of Tranicos is a 1980 collection of one fantasy short story written by Robert E. Howard and L. Sprague de Camp featuring Howards seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian... The Blade of Conan edited by L. Sprague de Camp, Ace Books, 1979 The Blade of Conan is a 1979 collection of essays edited by L. Sprague de Camp, published in paperback by Ace Books. ... The Conan Grimoire is a 1972 collection of essays, poetry and fiction edited by L. Sprague de Camp and George H. Scithers, published in hardcover by Mirage Press. ... The Conan Reader is a 1968 essay collection by L. Sprague de Camp, published in hardcover by Mirage Press. ... The Conan Swordbook is a 1969 collection of essays edited by L. Sprague de Camp and George H. Scithers, published in hardcover by Mirage Press. ... The Spell of Conan edited by L. Sprague de Camp, Ace Books, 1980 The Spell of Conan is a 1980 collection of essays, poems and fiction edited by L. Sprague de Camp, published in paperback by Ace Books. ... Robert Ervin Howard (January 22, 1906 – June 11, 1936)[1] was a classic American pulp writer of fantasy, horror, historical adventure, boxing, western, and detective fiction. ... Poul William Anderson (November 25, 1926–July 31, 2001) was an American science fiction author of the genres Golden Age. ... Leonard Paul Carpenter, born in 1948, is an American fantasy writer, the author of eleven Conan novels published by Tor Books and a number of short stories. ... Linwood Vrooman Carter (June 9, 1930 - February 7, 1988) was an American author of science fiction and fantasy, as well as an editor and critic. ... Lyon Sprague de Camp, (November 27, 1907 – November 6, 2000) was an American science fiction and fantasy author. ... Roland J. Grenn is a Chicago native and science-fiction and fantasy writer and editor. ... John C. Hocking (born 1960) is an American author. ... For other persons named Robert Jordan, see Robert Jordan (disambiguation). ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... The Return of Conan by Björn Nyberg and L. Sprague de Camp, Gnome Press, 1957 Björn Emil Oscar Nyberg, born September 11, 1929, is an Swedish fantasy author best known for his additions to the series of Conan stories begun by Robert E. Howard. ... Andrew J. Offutt (born August 16, 1934) is an American science fiction and fantasy author. ... Steve Perry (born August 31, 1947) is a television writer and science fiction author. ... John Maddox Roberts John Maddox Roberts born in Ohio, is an author who has written many science fiction and fantasy novels such as SPQR and Hannibals Children. ... Roy Thomas (born November 22, 1940, Missouri, United States) is a comic book writer and editor, and Stan Lees first successor as editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics. ... Harry Norman Turtledove (born June 14, 1949) is an American historian and prolific novelist who has written historical fiction, fantasy, and science fiction works. ... Karl Edward Wagner (4 December 1945 – 13 October 1994) was an American writer, editor and publisher of horror, science fiction, and heroic fantasy, who was born in Knoxville, Tennessee and originally trained as a psychiatrist. ... This article is about the cartoon. ... Conan and the Young Warriors was an animated television series which premiered in 1994. ... Conan: The Adventurer was a low-budget American television series produced from 1997 to 1998 and loosely based on the fantasy hero Conan the Barbarian. ... Conan is a fictional character created by Robert E. Howard in the 1930s. ... Conan is a Dark Horse Comics series about the famous character Conan the Cimmerian, who was created by writer Robert E. Howard. ... Conan the Destroyer, directed by action/fantasy veteran Richard Fleischer (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, The Vikings) as a sequel to Conan The Barbarian, was released worldwide in 1984. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Conan is a 2007 third person action-adventure/hack and slash video game, based on the literary character Conan the Barbarian. ... In the fictional universe of Robert E. Howards Conan the Barbarian, Bêlit is a pirate queen who has a romantic relationship with Conan. ... This article is about the fictional character. ... Kulan Gath is a fictional character, a villainous magician who was created at Marvel Comics as a foe of Conan the Barbarian and who was later fully integrated into the Marvel Universe and in 2006 was used in Dynamite Entertainments revamped Red Sonja series. ... Red Sonja, a warrior woman out of majestic Hyrkania, is a low fantasy sword and sorcery heroine created by Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith. ... Serpent Men are a fictional race created by Robert E. Howard for his Conan the Barbarian tales. ... In the Conan the Barbarian and Marvel continuities Set is a malevolent seven-headed serpent god. ... Thoth-amon is a fictional character created by Robert E. Howard. ... Thulsa Doom is a villainous fictional character first appearing in the Kull novel Delcardes Cat by Robert E. Howard. ... In the fictional universe of Robert E. Howards Conan the Barbarian stories, Valeria is a pirate and adventuress who shares an adventure with Conan. ... Vammatar is the Finnish goddess of pain, disease, and/or suffering (other versions have her as more actively negative, the goddess of evil and misfortune). ... Xaltotun is an evil wizard from Robert E. Howards stories about Conan the Barbarian. ... The character of Conan the Cimmerian has proven durably popular, resulting in Conan stories being assembled by later writers such as Lin Carter, L. Sprague de Camp, Karl Edward Wagner, John Maddox Roberts, Andrew J. Offutt, J. Ramsey Campbell, Poul Anderson, Richard A. Lupoff, Björn Nyberg, Robert Jordan, Steve... Conan Chronologies have been prepared by a variety of people from the 1930s onward to provide a timeline into which to fit the numerous Conan the Barbarian stories by Robert E. Howard and later writers. ... An illustration of The Hyborian Age primarily based upon a map hand-drawn by Robert E. Howard in March 1932. ... The Hyborian Age is an essay on by Robert E. Howard on the Hyborian Age i. ... This story (published in The Magic Carpet Magazine, January 1934) is a relatively unknown piece of fiction by Robert E. Howard, which is somewhat surprising, considering its eventual impact on popular culture. ... Aquilonia is a fictional country created by Robert E. Howard as part of his Hyborian world, created for his character Conan the Barbarian. ... Cimmeria is a fictional land of barbarians in antediluvian earth (cp. ... Stygia is a fictional land of swarthy inhabitants in The Hyborian Age, the antediluvian earth setting for Conan the Barbarian in the fantasy stories of Robert E. Howard. ...

 
 

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