Advertisement

Movie Mom

Movie Mom

Tribute: John Barry

posted by Nell Minow

Five-time Oscar-winning composer John Barry has died at age 77. His music includes “Born Free,” and scores for several James Bond films, with perhaps “Goldfinger” the best-remembered. He could evoke a sensual, jazzy contemporary setting, romantic classicism, an intimate romance or vast adventure.

Here is one of my favorite Barry scores:

  • simon

    Great composer.. he was part of the success of Bond.. that big Jazz sound with a little grit in there and the propulsive sense of urgency.
    He stopped The Black Hole from being a Disney misadventure..(he, and Maximilian Schell) his sinister music for that film was so powerful it haunted me from the first time I saw that movie and I could still remember that vertigo-inducing riff 20 years later.

  • http://blog.beliefnet.com/moviemom/ Nell Minow

    Thanks, Simon — a wonderfully perceptive and well-written assessment. I will go back and listen to “Black Hole” again. Do you know they are going to re-make it?

  • Your Name

    I am humbled by his Genius!
    WSBarry

  • Kathy Settles

    I pray he received The Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and that is is resting in peace in the arms of God for all Eternity! KMS

Previous Posts

Interview: Matt Mamula of Celebrity Impersonator Documentary "Just About Famous"
Matt Mamula co-directed "Just About Famous," the very entertaining new documentary about celebrity impersonators. He generously took time to talk to me about the unexpected opportunities that open up when someone looks like someone who becomes ...

posted 3:59:51pm Apr. 26, 2015 | read full post »

Interview: Barak Goodman of "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies"
Director Barak Goodman talked to me about his superb series for PBS, Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, now available on DVD. The series is produced ...

posted 3:55:04pm Apr. 26, 2015 | read full post »

Creativity Conference 2015: Nancy Pelosi, Snoopy, and Drones with GoPros
I had so much fun at last year's Creativity Conference that I could not imagine how they could top it this year, but they succeeded. This is ...

posted 3:07:48pm Apr. 26, 2015 | read full post »

Trailer: The Little Prince
The beloved book The Little Prince has been gorgeously animated, with voices including Jeff Bridges, James Franco, and Rachel McAdams.  I love this trailer. [iframe frameborder="0" width="480" height="270" ...

posted 8:00:24am Apr. 26, 2015 | read full post »

Trailer: Samuel L. Jackson is the President in "Big Game"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKThy0cipVA ...

posted 8:00:34am Apr. 25, 2015 | read full post »

Advertisement


Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.