Bond music documentary: Some recycled material

John Barry (1933-2011)

I am watching the new James Bond music documentary on Amazon Prime. It’s very entertaining. But it also recycles a lot of interviews originally done in the 1990s for DVD extras for the Bond films.

Some of the videos of John Barry (1933-2011) for those extras are obvious to anyone who watched them originally. Also, some of the Barry interview footage was shown for a 2006 special about Bond footage on the BBC.

Some interviews with Monty Norman also were originally shown on those DVD extras.

That’s not to say it’s all recycled. There are some more recent interviews. It appears Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson of Eon Productions made recent comments. Ditto for David Arnold, who scored five Bond films for Eon.

In the documentary, Barbara Broccoli says the title song for No Time to Die was from the female point of view.

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  1. You know the fact they (Eilish herself) hint that NTTD song was written from Madeleine POV puzzled me cause Eillish said earlier it was not : “We wrote this song from James’ point of view of [love interest] Madeline, rethinking his entire life and trust in her” ( https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/awards/story/2022-02-15/billie-eilish-finneas-oconnell-bond-no-time-to-die ).

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