author: Jon Burlingame
average rating: 4.38
book published: 2012
read at: 2012/12/18
date added: 2012/12/18
A thoroughly researched guide to the music of all of the James Bond movies over the last 50 years. The newest Bond film, Skyfall, is excluded because it hadn't been released at publication.
Each chapter refers to a different movie and includes the full story behind the musical score, the theme song, a linear guide to the songs and musical cues used in the movies, photos, and production notes. Included is the controversial story behind the creation of the famous Bond theme, how songwriters struggled to get the movie titles into each films theme song, and how John Barry is credited with creating the genre of spy music used in these films and others. Of interest are the songs and performances that never made it to film. Each chapter ends with reviews of songs and soundtracks and their respective chart performances and awards in the US and UK. The book concludes with a comprehensive list of Bond soundtracks and songs for the completist, as well as a list of all the sources the author used to create the book.
A book for Bond movie fans and film music buffs alike, there are plenty of interesting stories.
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