Monday, January 31, 2011
Big Screen in the Sky
One of our best film music composers has been silenced today. John Barry's prolific career composing film scores started in 1960 and earned him five Academy Awards® for Born Free (1966), The Lion in Winter (1968), Out of Africa (1985), and Dances With Wolves (1990). His unique ability to blend popular mod-jazz and large classical overtures stood out in 1962 when he composed what would become his signature piece, the uber-hip "James Bond Theme". He would go on to compose music for 11 of the Bond films, making his theme as iconic as the popular Bond, James Bond. Mix him a martini in heaven God, shaken, not stirred.