Posted by: Khalid <Send E-Mail> Date: Thursday, November 14, 2002, at 3:03 a.m. IP Address: host81-7-62-236.surfport24.v21.co.uk
Well, what a tribute to the 40th Aniversary of the 007 franchise? What a great shame that David Arnold has seemed to run out of ideas. He's a Barry/Bond fan at heart and yet one can't help thinking he may have been on something whilst 'composing' this soundtrack.
I'll give him full credit for his audacity. He must've known that he'd alienate a number of fans and by the look of things he has succeeded in doing just that. It's a shame because a long time ago I felt he would be a worthy successor to Mr. Barry. Ever since he scored Stargate and Young Americans. His recent score for 'Shaft' was very well done indeed. One of my favourite Arnold scores, but I really don't what came over him to do what he's done.
Having said that he does nod at John Barry and the musical history of Bond. One can clearly hear the gunbarrel opening from You Only Live Twice (his own favourite Bond) and OHMSS in Iced Inc. and others in there aswell.
Madonna...well what an inspired bit of thinking that was to get her to do a Bond song...the marketing department are to blame and not the producers I'm sure. I reckon Mr. Brocolli is currently doing somersaults in his grave.
Yep you guessed it. I don't like it. Not much...not much at all.
My opinion of course.
Still I bought the soundtrack to fill a space in my collection. ;-)