Tuesday, February 01, 2011

John Barry, R.I.P.

John Barry, one of the finest composers and arrangers of film music, has died.

Best known for his unforgettable James Bond music, he scored hundreds of films—including many of my own favourites.

His brand of taut romanticism never went out of style. Fortunately.

He will be very greatly missed.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Richard McGrath said...

My favourite piece of his music is 'You Only Live Twice' as sung by Nancy Sinatra:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDitUVMMzE0&feature=related

2/01/2011 01:01:00 pm  
Anonymous Falafulu Fisi said...

I love James Bond movies and the theme song, but I know that PC doesn't really like films that involve CIA/MI5 gun fighting. At least PC can just go to a Bond movie and sit there just to listen to John Barry's theme song, but put a blindfold ib himself such as not to watch the gun-fighting on screen. That would be a good outing.

2/01/2011 01:29:00 pm  
Blogger PC said...

I have no problem with gunfighting in films. What I do have a problem with is gunfighting and car chases as a substitute for good plot conflict.
Show me a film with a sharp plot and a John Barry score, and I'm a happy man.

2/01/2011 02:12:00 pm  

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