” I am Connor MacLeod of the Clan MacLeod. I was born in 1518 in the village of Glenfinnan on the shores of Loch Shiel. And I am immortal.”
This movie was dark and yet fun in its own way. We have a hero who has survived through the ages, he lost his wife, he gained friends through time and still was battling his nemesis. The score is done by Michael Kamen, however what is most notable of the film is that Queen supplied the majority of the soundtrack.
What is Highlander about? I’m glad you asked. Here is the plot…When the mystical Russell Nash (Christopher Lambert) kills a man in a sword fight in a New York City parking lot, he leaves a sliver of an ancient weapon lodged in a car in the process. After brilliant forensics specialist Brenda Wyatt (Roxanne Hart) recovers evidence of the mysterious weapon, she and her partner, Lt. Frank Moran (Alan North), embark on an investigation Of Nash that will land them in the middle of a dangerous, centuries-old feud between powerful immortals.
The movie was directed by Russel Malcahy and everything was really dark in the film. It was hard to see and the action seemed to always take place at night. Still its a film with a very unique score!
You can find the soundtrack at Amazon.
For ITunes it presents an album that has multiple songs from the score.
Here are some clips from the film.
Who Wants To Live Forever
Gimmie the Prize
Well That’s all this week, Next Week Howard the Duck. Happy Listening!