1. 'Quantum of Solace' – Official Blog Report #32

    By Devin Zydel on 2008-10-28

    The official Quantum of Solace blog has been updated today with another crew member from the 22nd James Bond 007 film: composer David Arnold.

    Working on the score to his fifth Bond film, Arnold says: ‘You go through the film in order and decide where all the music is going to be and decide what you think the music should be doing at the point where it comes in.’

    ‘Marc [Forster] will speak about his wishes and hopes and we’ll have a brainstorm about it and come out with a set of notes that say these are the cues, this is where the first music cue is going to start and this is where it’s going to stop.’

    He continues: ‘I just put up parts one at a time until I get a rough idea of the shape of the cue. And then we put it all together ultimately and hopefully it will sound like something.’

    ‘Hearing a sort of synth mock-up of a piece of orchestral music is like having the cast shout the script. What you’ll find is that when it’s performed, all of a sudden it comes to life. To hear 75 people shifting that amount of air, you know, with that amount of committment to the cause: you feel it, not only do you hear it, you feel it. And I think that’s the difference.’

    Stay tuned to the main page for the most up-to-date and complete coverage of Quantum of Solace.