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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

For Your Eyes Only

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 15:50

1981
For Your Eyes Only

Unavailable due to tax-related problems

Composer: Bill Conti

First Love

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 15:49

1977
First Love

Began as a song score, wasn't working. Barry hired to write a complete score, parts of which were rejected as "too mature," resulting in a hybrid song score/ Barry score. At this point, Barry asked his name be removed, but his name was seen as composer on the theatrical posters and (b) there were unmistakable Barryisms in the snippets of score that (still) remain. The director just couldn't make up her mind.
In January 2013, a limited edition of John Barry's score was released on CD by Lalalaland Records.

Gulliver's Travels

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 15:49

1977
Gulliver's Travels (1972)

Peter Hunt mentioned in an interview that Barry and Black had written a substantial amount but when the film went into financial hiatus, and was effectively locked up, the whole project got shelved. When the finance came back, Hunt contacted Barry and Black, but Barry had withdrawn his music by then.

The Spy Who Loved Me

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 15:48

1977
The Spy Who Loved Me

Unavailable due to tax-related problems

Composer: Marvin Hamlisch

The Man Who Fell To Earth

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 15:48

1976
The Man Who Fell To Earth

"Frances" DVD has interesting tidbits apparently reveals by interviews and commentary that Barry was offered this Nic Roeg's film. Apparently, it isn't revealed why Barry didn't do them. 

Composer: John Phillips, Stomu Yamashta

Don't Look Now

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 15:47

1973
Don't Look Now

"Frances" DVD has interesting tidbits apparently reveals by interviews and commentary that Barry was offered this Nic Roeg's film. Apparently, it isn't revealed why Barry didn't do them.

Composer: Pino Donaggio

Live and Let Die

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 15:46

1973
Live and Let Die

Unavailable: fell out with Harry Saltzman, and working on Billy.

Composer: George Martin / titlesong: Paul McCartney and Wings

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The Bridgewater Hall - Music of John Barry November 2018

The Music of John Barry

Saturday 10 November 7.30pm
The Bridgewater Hall
Lower Mosley Street
Manchester, M2 3WS

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Nicholas Dodd conductor
Andrew Collins presenter
Manchester Camerata

John Barry created some of the most memorable and recognisable film scores of the 20th century, such as Midnight Cowboy, Out of Africa, Dances with Wolves, Zulu and of course much of the music from the James Bond series; his versatility and originality were peerless. His death in 2011 deprived cinema of a true musical great. This concert pays tribute to his life and music with a carefully selected programme, conducted by Nicholas Dodd, who collaborated closely with the composer on his later films. Nicholas Dodd is regarded as one of the leading conductors and orchestrators of Hollywood film music and is a noted expert on, and performer of John Barry’s music. In fact, every James Bond movie from the last 10 years bears his signature.