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Topic: Why did John Barry and David Arnold stop doing the Bond scores?

Why did John Barry and David Arnold stop doing the Bond scores?

Apologies if this has already been answered somewhere in the forum.

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Re: Why did John Barry and David Arnold stop doing the Bond scores?

John Barry suffered a ruptured esophagus and was unable to do LTK. He also expressed that he was getting tired of doing Bond. When he was asked back during the Brosnan years he wanted too much money.

David Arnold was replaced when Sam Mendes wanted to bring in his own composer, Thomas Newman. And now Fukunaga wants to use his own guy.

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Re: Why did John Barry and David Arnold stop doing the Bond scores?

I see. Pity. I miss their contributions to the films.

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Re: Why did John Barry and David Arnold stop doing the Bond scores?

It would be nice for David Arnold to return one day, he often tried to capture the spirit of Barry's pieces and produced some beautiful compositions.

I would like to think having been away for so long now, waiting in the wings, that he would have a classic score tucked away, saved for when he is asked back to Bond, but perhaps that's wishful thinking and he just uses his best for whatever project he's working on at the time, which is fair enough.

"Any of the opposition around..?"

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Re: Why did John Barry and David Arnold stop doing the Bond scores?

The Red Kind wrote:

It would be nice for David Arnold to return one day, he often tried to capture the spirit of Barry's pieces and produced some beautiful compositions.

I would like to think having been away for so long now, waiting in the wings, that he would have a classic score tucked away, saved for when he is asked back to Bond, but perhaps that's wishful thinking and he just uses his best for whatever project he's working on at the time, which is fair enough.

It's worth watching Good Omens on Amazon if you liked his World Is Not Enough score: he uses a familiar motif from that in GO.

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Re: Why did John Barry and David Arnold stop doing the Bond scores?

emtiem wrote:
The Red Kind wrote:

It would be nice for David Arnold to return one day, he often tried to capture the spirit of Barry's pieces and produced some beautiful compositions.

I would like to think having been away for so long now, waiting in the wings, that he would have a classic score tucked away, saved for when he is asked back to Bond, but perhaps that's wishful thinking and he just uses his best for whatever project he's working on at the time, which is fair enough.

It's worth watching Good Omens on Amazon if you liked his World Is Not Enough score: he uses a familiar motif from that in GO.

ajb007/cheers

"Any of the opposition around..?"

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Re: Why did John Barry and David Arnold stop doing the Bond scores?

A shame J. Barry couldn't do the score for LTK ... I really like M. Kamen BUT, his score wasn't ... was I expected for a Bond movie ...
I really like the D. Arnold time ...

~God Judges Us by Our Scars~