SFF Heroes: Conan the Barbarian

Today’s SFF Hero feature is dedicated to Lilith Saintcrow, who was blogjay on this site yesterday and chose the wonderful Banned in Argo by Leslie Fish.  (See below, or click SFF Song of the Week to the left or click here. Come on, come on, I can’t make it any easier – find it!)

When writing the intro for her song choice, Lilith sent me an email telling me of her love for the soundtrack of Conan the Barbarian by the genius composer Basil Poledouris  And this reminded me how much I love Arnie’s movie of the classic Robert E. Howard tales.  Never has Schwarzenegger been so muscly, so almost naked, and so utterly right for the role.  (Well, except for his Terrminator role.)  It’s a smart, exciting, morally challenging movie, directed by John Milius who co-wrote it with  Oliver Stone; and it defines Conan as the quintessential fantasy hero.

If you want to hear a bit of the soundtrack and see the trailer, click on the arrow below. Some still images follow.

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