Rocky’s theme, Gonna Fly Now by Bill Conti, Carol Connors and Ayn Robbins is arguably one of the greatest movie songs of all-time. Over 40 years later, Gonna Fly Now is still instantly recognizable by folks of all ages, is used at sporting events of all kinds and remains a popular (and inspirational) workout song.
Surprisingly, another song was set to be Rocky’s Theme! (One of the lyrics: “He has a Sunday punch that will knock you in to Monday!”)
Check out the short video below to learn how Gonna Fly Now made into into Rocky and film/music history.
Hero Complex Gallery decided to recognize director John McTiernan with their last showing of the year. Click over and you will find some very cool Die Hard, Predator, Last Action Hero, Hunt for Red October original art, prints, pins and more.
These two photos are very rare shots of Sly, his co-stars and crew behind the scenes on the set of Rocky III. They were taken by Donna Green-Townsend the day she played an extra for the film. Donna shares her experiences from that day as well as several other equally rare photos in her post Reflecting on Rocky: My Time As A Movie Extra. Stallone fans are going to love it.
Thanks to SZoner, Rob Hoskins for the tip! – Craig