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The Bodyguard

Thursday, 19 February 2015 10:46

1992
The Bodyguard

New director, Barry left.

Composer: Alan Silvestri and pop songs

CrissCross

Thursday, 19 February 2015 10:46

1992
CrissCross

Saw film and decided he wasn't interested. As told to Geoff by him.

Composer: Trevor Jones

The Prince of Tides

Thursday, 19 February 2015 10:45

1991
The Prince of Tides

Fell out with director and left.

Composer: James Newton Howard

The Russia House

Thursday, 19 February 2015 10:45

1990
The Russia House

Can anyone confirm?

Composer: Jerry Goldsmith

Stella

Thursday, 19 February 2015 10:44

1990
Stella

In an interview Barry says he had finished composing the score and the "powers that be" decided the film should be a comedy instead of drama and asked him to redo the main theme. Barry refused, and walked off the picture.

Composer: John Morris

Licence To Kill

Thursday, 19 February 2015 10:43

1989
Licence To Kill

The producers wanted him to score this movie but because he was still recovering from serious illness it was considered unsafe for him to fly to London to work on the score. They left it as late as possible before hiring Michael Kamen.

Composer: Michael Kamen

Farm of the Year

Thursday, 19 February 2015 10:42

1988
Farm of the Year

Because of his ilness - ruptured oesophagus, JB had to leave the music for Farm of the Year, retitled 'Miles from Home'

Composer: Robert Folk

Once Bitten

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 15:51

1985
Once Bitten

Barry wrote two demo themes, didn't get the job. Recycled them into Best Man In The World for Golden Child.

Composer: John Du Prez

 

The Right Stuff

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 15:51

1983
The Right Stuff

In an interview in the late eighties, Barry said that director Phil Kaufman was a frustrated musician who was unable to get his take on the music across. At one point, to describe the music he wanted, Kaufman said: "you're walking in the desert and you see a cactus, and you put your foot on it, but it just starts growing up through your foot."

Barry told Ford Thaxton "I wrote several things and Phil Kaufman was very up on all the rest of it and everything. It was going very well, and then there were certain problems on the movie down the line, and he needed an excuse for delaying the production. The details are a little foggy now, but I've always remembered my association with Kaufman was also one of the most dishonest pieces of behavior I've ever encountered in the movie industry. I'll leave it at that."

Composer: Bill Conti (Academy Award)

Clash of the Titans

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 15:50

1981
Clash of the Titans

According to writer Martyn Crosthwaite, who had conducted in-depth interviews with Barry, Barry had a disagreement with the producers over his overture and left the project having written nothing more. However, Ray Harryhausen claimed Barry's complete score was rejected as unsuitable.

In 2001 Barry told Ford Thaxton: "I can't remember for sure. I don't think I got too involved. I think I may have done some demos on that and they didn't like the way I was going with it and that was probably it."

Composer: Laurence Rosenthal

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