What Are Some of the Themes in Kelly's Heroes?


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“All for the Love of Sunshine” and “Burning Bridges” are some of the themes featured in the film, “Kelly’s Heroes.” “Burning Bridges” is considered the main theme, as it is featured at both the beginning and ending of the film. Near the middle of the film, a casual rendition of the song is heard in the background. Both versions of the song are also available on the film’s soundtrack.

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In 1971, “Burning Bridges” reached no. 32 on the Billboard Hot 100, and reached no. 1 on the charts in Australia. “All for the Love of Sunshine,” which is performed by Hank Williams Jr., became a no. 1 country hit in the United States.

Most of the music for the film is composed and conducted by Lalo Schifrin. “Kelly’s Heroes” official soundtrack album was released on both LP and CD formats. MGM released the LP version of the album, while the CD version mostly featured re-recordings that were released by Chapter III records. In 2005, Film Score Monthly released an expanded version of the film’s soundtrack.

“Kelly’s Heroes” is a war comedy film that follows a group of World War II American soldiers who go AWOL to rob a bank. The film, which was directed by Brian G. Hutton, features various film stars, including Clint Eastwood and Telly Savalas.

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