The talented David Arnold has taken some time to mingle with his fans in the forums located on his official web-site. He’s been very kind in answering some questions regarding 007 and more specifically Bond 21.
In a thread titled: New music for new Bond actor? a fan posts…
06/01/2005 : 22:02:30 : Jimmy wrote:
My comment/question is this–each time a new actor has put on the tux, a different ‘sound’ has been used for the Bond theme. Brassy with guitar for Connery, that unforgettable bass guitar drop and the synthesizer for Lazenby, (mostly) strings, strings, and strings for Moore (though even in LALD George Martin had a new sound for the new Bond), different synthesizers for Dalton (with Kamen throwing in a different sound). The Brosnan era began with some risky Serra moves, but it was undeniably different, which brings us to Mr. Arnold’s interpretation. Each new Bond was greeted with a new sound, even when composed by John Barry.
Now that Brosnan has sadly left, I wonder if Mr. Arnold has a new sound for the new bond planned. Very early to think about it, but it could warrant discussion. Part of me hopes not because I love the recent scores…
Then, David Arnold responds. In his response, he appears to offer further confirmation that Pierce Brosnan will not be returning to the role of James Bond.
20/01/2005 : 01:10:37 : david wrote:
I think it is time to move on, the Brosnan scores were written for the Brosnan pictures, and that is why they are the way they are. New Bond, New movie, New sound.
Keep watching CBn for the latest news on Bond 21.