Entertainment industry trade paper The Hollywood Reporter have assembled their list of the top 100 film scores throughout the past 100 years and James Bond has made the cut.
Coming in at #25 is John Barry’s popular score for probably the most iconic 007 film of all, Goldfinger. The Hollywood Reporter states:
‘The third time was the charm for John Barry, who worked out the famous arrangement of the James Bond theme on the first movie, Dr. No, wrote a terrific score for the sequel, From Russia With Love, then created the most iconic Bond score of all for 007’s face-off with arch villain Auric Goldfinger. From the arresting Shirley Bassey title song to the glittering orchestral strings that characterize gold itself, Barry’s Goldfinger epitomizes the shaken, not stirred, style of the Bond series.’
The number one score on the list was Nino Rota’s music for The Godfather. To view the entire listing online, click here.
Besides working on Goldfinger, Barry was the credited composer on 10 other James Bond films, beginning with 1963’s From Russia With Love and finally ending with 1987’s The Living Daylights.
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