Tuesday, 05 July 2011 13:25

John Barry's Golden Touch, part of Behind the Screen with BAFTA / Film4 Summer Screen

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Regretfully we only found out today about John Barry's Golden Touch, part of Behind the Screen with BAFTA / Film4 Summer Screen, which takes place at Somerset House, London, on 28th July: 


"The late John Barry is undoubtedly one of cinema’s greatest composers. Well known for his outstanding, brand-defining scores for the Bond series from Dr. No through The Living Daylights, he also wrote the music for countless other major features: Petulia, The Lion in Winter, Walkabout, Midnight Cowboy, Out of Africa, Body Heat, among them. Over the years, he received 5 Oscars, a BAFTA and 4 Grammys awards, an amazing record which also reflects the high regard in which he was held by the industry. In this event, Composer Miguel Mera will lead several of Barry’s musical sons and daughters through a rich array of his spectacular scores to celebrate his particularly golden touch."

Unfortunately the event is already sold out, as is the film it accompanies later that evening, The Spy Who Loved Me.

It's a pity BAFTA didn't tells us about the event earlier since we could have ensured the real John Barry fans got the opportunity to attend the talk. We could also have pointed out that the film they've chosen has no music by John Barry!

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