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

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"Not so much..."
• Posted by: Wellington Siqueira da Silva   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Saturday, April 3, 2004, at 7:34 a.m.
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Well, I've read your coments and I simply agree with everything you relate as your opinion, but one point I must put: to doom the LYRICS as "even worse",SACRIFICING IT as if it had no relation with film, is such precipitated.The song's lyrics has so much as(or even more)relation with the film's context than the previous TOMORROW NEVER DIES' and THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH's narrative.The subject here is what a link the theme has with the FILM'S CONTAINT.So, analysing DIE ANOTHER DAY's theme, the lyrics, has an extremely-straight relation with the movie.Maddona simply "plays" as BOND, when he is under arrest and abandon with the north-korean.The lyrics is nothing more than BOND thinking("...I'm gotta avoid..."), BOND deeming his own(..."for every sin I have to pay...", thinking about what he'd do("...I'm gotta close my body now..."),all accompanied by the images of BOND's lamentable and terrible TORTURE moments...the scorpions, the electric switches, etc.
That was at least fantastic, with every image and detail combining with the LIRYCS and the beginning of it.Don't we forget that BOND's main objective, from that forward, passes to be the REVENGE.Therefore a narrative so adequated to it.Now, don't think I'me here defending DIE ANOTHER DAY(the SOUNDTRACK and LYRICS'"stereo-system problem", caused by that horrible electronica-D+effect).I expected much more of this soundtrack, I expected the best SOUNDTRACK of all BONDs.But, as we can see, it wasn't this time.A RAINCHECK for ARNOLD, whose TOMORROW NEVER DIES' soundtrack seems to remain as BEST OF BOND.Whose DAD's (DIE ANOTHER DAY)SOUNDTRACK got much electronica, musical tough-moves,(from a moment to other),unexplainably, and forgot the true BOND-ESSENCE in some moments in this soundtrack.If at least the about 30 tracks had come, just as "KISS OF LIFE", "PEACEFUL FOUNTAIN OF DESIRES", "WHEELCHAIR ACCESS", "A TERRORIST IN FLEE", "THE KING OF DIAMONDS","FENCE WAGER", "LET ME GET OUT WITH MY JOB","THE VANQUISH", "ICELAND RIDE", "NIGHT ICE PARTY"(ELECTRONIC "DIE ANOTHER DAY THEME"),"INVISIBLE INTRUDER", "IN-PALACE CHASE"(Bond and Zao in chase inside the empty and thawing ice palace),"THE SKYDIVING RUN"(Track before ANTONOV, until 007 and JINX enter GRAVES' plane),the actual GOING DOWN TOGETHER-named track, that goes from 007 and Jinx's attempt to escape with the chopper UNTIL they leave away almost with a "risked-land" situation(the phrase "...going down together!", said by JINX to BOND).So, the track with the romantic final moment between 007 and Jinx should be called "STILL THE GOOD GUYS", or something so.Ah, and one of the most fantastic tracks of the soundtrack, and that was absurdly "LEFT-ASIDE" by ARNOLD:"THE SURFERS"(beginning of the adventure with the GUNBARREL and the 3 surfers' arrival).
Well, only remains to us, BONDFANS, to wait for a new SCORE of DIE ANOTHER DAY, by ARNOLD, just like happened with TOMORROW NEVER DIES, 'cause yet, it was NOT SO MUCH for me and for the BONDLEVEL...

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