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Comments about the soundtrack for Casino Royale (David Arnold)

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David Arnold
• Posted by: kingdomcome   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Wednesday, December 20, 2006, at 2:50 p.m.
• IP Address: dial81-131-16-238.in-addr.btopenworld.com
• In Response to: Re: John Barry tribute (Eric)

I am not an lover of Arnold's work. Casino Royale is too close to The World Is Not Enough and his constant arrangements of The James Bond Theme do this classic theme no favors! it feels so terribly tired. I would rather have Eric Serra who composed Goldeneye and who gave us the most profound action score I think I have ever heard. If only Arnold could create music that was so different to anything we had heard before, for example Serra's choice and use of instruments is breathtaking. Perhaps Arnold is trapped in a no win situation creatively. These two Bond producers seem hell bent on churning out films that are the same over and over again. The recent music sums up how I see these two producers - "we're bringing Bond back to Fleming's Bond"!! all cynical hype and hiding what they really mean. . . which is that we have said this in the past and got away with it. We are and have been creatively bankrupt and we don't know what else we can do.




Comments in this Thread:     Expand >>
  • John Barry tribute  (5607 views)
       Eric - Wednesday, December 6, 2006, at 11:49 p.m.
    •    Arnold has his own style  (5437 views)
         SomeGuy - Thursday, February 15, 2007, at 5:33 p.m.
    •    Re: John Barry tribute  (5427 views)
         Brendan Anderson - Thursday, December 7, 2006, at 11:23 a.m.
      •    Re: John Barry tribute  (5619 views)
           SomeGuy - Thursday, February 15, 2007, at 5:35 p.m.
      •    Re: John Barry tribute  (5601 views)
           G.K. - Friday, December 8, 2006, at 5:35 p.m.
      •    Re: John Barry tribute  (5612 views)
           Eric - Thursday, December 7, 2006, at 11:43 a.m.
        •    Re: John Barry tribute  (5720 views)
             Brendan Anderson - Thursday, December 7, 2006, at 1:00 p.m.
          •    Re: John Barry tribute  (5451 views)
               Eric - Thursday, December 7, 2006, at 3:13 p.m.
            •      David Arnold  (5324 views)    We're Here
                 kingdomcome - Wednesday, December 20, 2006, at 2:50 p.m.
              •    David Arnold  (5259 views)
                   kingdomcome - Thursday, December 21, 2006, at 11:49 p.m.


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