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 Posted:   Dec 21, 2017 - 8:32 PM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)


I haven't seen any discussion of this excellent score. I'm not at all familiar with the composer, Guillaume Roussel, but based on his credits, he seems to have started with Hans Zimmer. This is a big orchestral score, and I was really impressed.

The film is a strange euro-pudding affair, shot in Budapest and Prague by a French company with a British cast in English. It was released in France last year to little notice, though the book it's based on was a cultural phenomenon when it came out a few years back.

Sadly I can't find many samples of the score online, most are region-blocked because it has only been released as a download in France so far. frown These brief samples are all I can find that will play in the US:

https://www.allmusic.com/album/hhhh-the-man-with-the-iron-heart-mw0003131470

The film seems to have little to no chance of a US release, it was a Weinstein film before that company imploded, but had been on the shelf for a while, and it's totally uncommercial, so I suspect it will make its way straight to video at some point next year.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 21, 2017 - 8:37 PM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

Incidentally, anyone who wants to see HHhH can order a French Blu-Ray, like I did, if you have a region-free player. Be aware the French BD has forced French subtitles, even though the film is in English. You can also order the Canadian Blu-Ray that just came out, it seems to have gone straight to video there under the title KILLING HEYDRICH. The US title is supposed to be THE MAN WITH THE IRON HEART, but again, no word on when, or if, that release will still happen.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 22, 2017 - 1:22 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

And if anyone is idly wondering where the title HHhH came from, there was apparently a cynical quip circulating in Nazi Germany to the effect that “Himmlers Hirn heisst Heydrich” (Himmler’s brain is called Heydrich).

As for the score, I haven’t heard it but will watch the film at the earliest free of charge opportunity!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 22, 2017 - 1:37 AM   
 By:   gyorgyL   (Member)

I admire the works of Guillaume Roussel since I heard his demos on many Vsti orchestral libraries such as : UVI ircam solo instruments or Motu symphonic instrument.
There is no doubt that M. Roussel will shine in the near future.

 
 Posted:   Dec 22, 2017 - 2:31 AM   
 By:   davefg   (Member)


I haven't seen any discussion of this excellent score. I'm not at all familiar with the composer, Guillaume Roussel, but based on his credits, he seems to have started with Hans Zimmer. This is a big orchestral score, and I was really impressed.

The film is a strange euro-pudding affair, shot in Budapest and Prague by a French company with a British cast in English. It was released in France last year to little notice, though the book it's based on was a cultural phenomenon when it came out a few years back.

Sadly I can't find many samples of the score online, most are region-blocked because it has only been released as a download in France so far. frown These brief samples are all I can find that will play in the US:

https://www.allmusic.com/album/hhhh-the-man-with-the-iron-heart-mw0003131470

The film seems to have little to no chance of a US release, it was a Weinstein film before that company imploded, but had been on the shelf for a while, and it's totally uncommercial, so I suspect it will make its way straight to video at some point next year.


Thanks for this! I was aware of the film, though not the score. Hopefully a better score than the one written for Anthropoid (2016) which dealt with the death of Heydrich.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 22, 2017 - 4:18 AM   
 By:   keky   (Member)

I saw the movie a couple of months ago. The score was absolutely great! I didn't know it had been released as a download, but at his facebook the composer said some months ago a CD would be coming from Varése. I do hope so, I would buy it instantly.

Maybe our Drivingmissdaisy knows more about it?

 
 Posted:   Dec 22, 2017 - 4:38 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

While HHHH is a better score, Anthropoid was a better movie... neither of them comes close to The Atentat, which Anthropoid was basically a remake of with usual added "Hollywood" BS.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 22, 2017 - 4:03 PM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

The three most gorgeous standout cues (with brief samples) are:

1) HHhH
http://recochoku.jp/song/S1006154381/

16) Betrayal of a Friend
http://recochoku.jp/song/S1006154396/

18) See You on the Other Side
http://recochoku.jp/song/S1006154398/

 
 Posted:   Jan 3, 2018 - 1:58 PM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

Both 'HHhH' and 'Anthropoid' are currently on Netflix, and are fine and worthy. Of course, there's the 1975 'Operation Daybreak', also good, whose melancholic score by David Hentschel has not been issued:





https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=v5YVAqwC5UU

Three good films, telling the consistent tale, but with different styles.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 3, 2018 - 3:31 PM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

Both 'HhhH' and 'Anthropoid' are currently on Netflicks, and are fine and worthy.

Netflix has totally different content in each country. Not sure what country you're in, but HHhH/The Man With The Iron Heart is not on Netflix in the US. I don't think it's available in any way in the US, American viewers have to import it. And Anthropoid is not on Netflix streaming in the US, it's only available as a DVD here.

 
 Posted:   Jan 3, 2018 - 4:08 PM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

Both 'HhhH' and 'Anthropoid' are currently on Netflicks, and are fine and worthy.

Netflix has totally different content in each country. Not sure what country you're in, but HHhH/The Man With The Iron Heart is not on Netflix in the US. I don't think it's available in any way in the US, American viewers have to import it. And Anthropoid is not on Netflix streaming in the US, it's only available as a DVD here.



That's a pity. They're in Net UK. HHhH is listed as 'The Man With the Iron Heart'.

 
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