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Comments about the soundtrack for Skyfall (Thomas Newman)

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Bizarro Review?
• Posted by: Agent 0047   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Saturday, November 17, 2012, at 12:52 a.m.
• IP Address: c-98-228-33-128.hsd1.in.comcast.net

Seemingly emanating from a bizarro parallel world, the reviewer's article here is among the most baffling I have had the misfortune to read on this site. What score was he listening to? It certainly couldn't have been the Skyfall album, which was truly inspired, expertly combining Newman's own expertly timed knack for both underlying and punctuating the film's narrative, whilst simultaneously peppering the score with healthy doses of the classic Barry sound throughout. Far more inspired, in fact, than most of David Arnold's recent work for the Bond franchise, which has become increasingly pedestrian and still far too mired in `90s techno. If only Newman would return for the next film, we might finally break free of such staleness, and continue a new tradition of exciting and distinctive scoring for the franchise. Kudos to Mendes, Newman, and all the others involved in making Skyfall one of the best Bond films, and the Skyfall score a truly quality listen to match.






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