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Comments about the soundtrack for Die Another Day (David Arnold)

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Re: Somebody must stop David Arnold!!!
• Posted by: Zephros
• Date: Thursday, June 19, 2003, at 4:47 a.m.
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• In Response to: Re: Somebody must stop David Arnold!!! (M,E)

> arnold is finally getting it right. less orchestra and more techno. im not
> gonna get pumped listening to some love music while bond is fighting some
> korean. i say go the way the matrix is going. out with the old. in with
> the new. bring on the techno and MORE MADONNA!!!

It's people like you who (apart from never coming back after commenting) don't realise the importance of music in 007. There would be no James Bond if it wasn't for its hugely successful music franchise. I get excited every time a new theme is announced. I hated Die Another Day as a Bond theme but as a dance tune or something its good. David Arnold took a huge leap into the right direction in Tomorrow Never dies, perfectly mixing the orchestral element with a hint of synthesizer. I loved the score for World is Not Enough, although it wasn't quite the standard of TND. Die Another Day would have been so much better had Arnold contrast the orchestra and electronica. Even more if he'd written the title song and been able to weave it into the score. So I'm not blaming Arnold here, but I hope he listens to us fans in taking the synthesizer down a few notches. Oh, an If you'd bother to notice: a) The love theme is beautiful, and isn't played in high-paced action sequences, and b) The Matrix features some of the strongest and best ORCHESTRAL music for a movie like it. Even the songs heard in the movie have some orchestral element, more than this soundtrack even.

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