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“… an assassin that’s second to none …”: The Man with the Golden Gun

Jon Burlingame

in The Music of James Bond

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199863303
eISBN:
9780199979981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199863303.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

John Barry returned to the series for this 1974 installment with Christopher Lee as a million-dollar assassin. With just three weeks to write and record a title song and an entire underscore, he ... More


“… until the world falls away …”: Tomorrow Never Dies

Jon Burlingame

in The Music of James Bond

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199863303
eISBN:
9780199979981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199863303.003.0021
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Brosnan continued as Bond, but as studio MGM-UA exercised greater control over the music of the Bond films, a new strategy was employed for the 1997 film: A “cattle call” of many different rock and ... More


“… touch it, stroke it and undress it …”: Diamonds Are Forever

Jon Burlingame

in The Music of James Bond

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199863303
eISBN:
9780199979981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199863303.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Sean Connery returned to the Bond role for the next film, and this time John Barry joined the Bond team for location filming in Las Vegas, soaking up the atmosphere in advance of writing many of the ... More


“… no point in living if you can’t feel alive …”: The World Is Not Enough

Jon Burlingame

in The Music of James Bond

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199863303
eISBN:
9780199979981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199863303.003.0022
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Arnold's success with Tomorrow Never Dies made him the automatic choice for the next Bond film, again starring Pierce Brosnan. Arnold again called on Don Black for lyrics, and he wrote two sets: one ... More


“… he looks at this world and wants it all …”: Thunderball

Jon Burlingame

in The Music of James Bond

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199863303
eISBN:
9780199979981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199863303.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

John Barry remains in charge of James Bond music on the fourth film. Attempting to avoid writing a song called “Thunderball” for Bond's underwater adventure, Barry and lyricist Bricusse write “Mr. ... More


Jack Rosenthal

Sue Vice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077043
eISBN:
9781781703144
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077043.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This is a critical work on Jack Rosenthal, the highly regarded British television dramatist. His career began with Coronation Street in the 1960s and he became famous for his popular sitcoms, ... More


“… but oh, you haunted me so …”: From Russia with Love

Jon Burlingame

in The Music of James Bond

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199863303
eISBN:
9780199979981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199863303.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Sean Connery returns as 007 for the second film, released in 1963. Top London songwriter Lionel Bart (Oliver!) writes the title song, but John Barry — who had made a commercial hit out of the “Bond ... More


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