The Magnificent Matador (1955)

  |  Drama, Romance

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In Mexico City, rich American Karen Harrison falls in-love with famous bullfighter Luis Santos who hides a personal secret regarding his young protege bullfighter Rafael Reyes.



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13 December 2012 | cainr68
| Theme sounds a bit Zimmiliar
Interesting point with The Magnificent Matador is that you can see a segment of Raoul Kraushaar's score provides the melody for Hans Zimmer's opening theme in Gladiator. Good technicians have no qualms borrowing from others. Here Hans Zimmer has cut and pasted a full seven note section.

Don't mean to harp here but more text is required. Other sound grabs in Gladiator's opening battle include pieces of ZULU theme. Some reviewers have also claimed the Gauls in the opening battle even appear to be chanting Zulu war cries but I think this is a stretch. What else can the casual observer learn from The Magnificent Matador? Pink supposedly fascinates bulls. Gold embroidery really fascinates matadors.

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Release Date:

30 April 1956



Country of Origin

USA, Mexico

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