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Comments about the soundtrack for Die Another Day (David Arnold)
Bond will live to see another day.

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Bond will live to see another day.   Friday, November 15, 2002 (7:30 a.m.) 

I think this score has been unfairly judged. Its a bit shorter than TWINE. I don't believe the best parts are on the disc. Think about the ski scene in TWINE. It was beautifully scored yet it was not on the cd. The early scenes between Bond and Electra were quite good as well. It have to see the film to judge the score for Die Another Day. The song didn't work becaus eit doesn't fit with the score. No matter how good or bad the song, is it is a bad Bond song if it don't fit. I think Madonna could have worked if she didn't have so much ego and worked with Arnold. I think you guys need to quite complaining about the techno route Bond is going toward. Techno is the next evolution in fom music. It may not be in its current form but it will take a place with film music one way or another and it is here to stay. I think most film composers know this. John Williams even used some techno ideas in his latests scores.

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Re: Bond will live to see another day.   Friday, November 15, 2002 (2:32 p.m.) 

I completely aggree with this post. It has been completly missjudged. Arnold himself said in an article on moviepoopshoot.com that some of the best stuff was left off the CD and he has it ready and paid for. So here's for a Volume 2 with. If I remember correctlly everybody had the same response to TWINE when it came out and well now people are saying this is the Devils Bond score and TWINE can pass. Yes the Madonna song was a mistake but not as big a mistake as the Goldeneye score was. As long as we don't see that again I'm happy! I think people should give it a little time and see the movie to put it in context. Have faith in Arnold and Bond!

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Re: Bond will live to see another day.   Saturday, November 23, 2002 (9:24 p.m.) 

Remember that one of the goals of these reviews is to critique the soundtracks as they are in album form. After all, that's how we're getting them, right? The score IS better in the movie, but when you buy the soundtrack CD, you're likely buying it for the music. And the music on its own is not superb.

Techno may be the next evolution in music, yes. It will and HAS found its place in film music, yes. But as used in this score? No.

While I was watching Die Another Day I kept thinking to myself how dated it would feel in a decade or so (maybe less). Part of it was the eye candy and special effects. Part of it was the plot devices used to keep the storyline (which I have no qualms about in and of itself; this is Bond, after all). But part of it was also the score.

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