1. 'Goldfinger In Focus' By Barry Russell

    By Devin Zydel on 2007-10-22

    James Bond fans interested in the music aspects of the series will want to take notice of the newly released book Goldfinger In Focus by Barry Russell.

    Primarily intended as a teaching guide for students, this special focus work provides a comprehensive study of the relationship between music and picture in 1964’s Goldfinger, including:

    • An insight into the musical background of John Barry
    • An introduction to Goldfinger and the earlier Bond scores
    • Brief synopsis of the film and characters from a thematic point of view
    • A look at the scoring process and use of technology throughout the film
    • An analysis of style, characterisation, instrumentation, orchestration, key relationships and dramatic pacing
    • Case studies providing a more detailed look at the use of music within specific scenes
    • A review of later Barry scores, Bond films and the genre in general
    • Bibliography, discography, further resources and reading plus technical glossary

    Released in September 2007, Barry Russell’s Goldfinger In Focus is published by Rhinegold Publishing Ltd and is available to order online at for £9.49.

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