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You Only Live Twice soundtrack

You Only Live Twice soundtrack

Next up in our John Barry week in #Johnuary is You Only Live Twice, the 5th Bond film in the series. You Only Live Twice is an example of one of John Barry’s songs that is heavier on the strings than the brass. The intro…

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Thunderball soundtrack

Thunderball soundtrack

#Johnuary continues with John Barry’s Thunderball soundtrack. The story behind the title song is quite interesting. Originally the title song was going to be Mr Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and it was sung by Shirley Bassey. You can hear her version below. But there were…

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Goldfinger soundtrack

Goldfinger soundtrack

Our review of John Barry’s work, as part of #Johnuary, continues with our look at the Goldfinger soundtrack. Goldfinger was the first Bond film where Barry was given free rein on everything: the full score and also the theme song. Check out the first version…

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From Russia With Love soundtrack

From Russia With Love soundtrack

The John Barry week in #Johnuary continues with the next Bond film, From Russia With Love. From Russia With Love is a funny one because Barry didn’t actually write the theme tune. That was composed by Lionel Bart and sung by Matt Monro. Here it…

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James Bond Theme

James Bond Theme

What better way to kick of John Barry week within the month #Johnuary than with a breakdown of the famous James Bond Theme. This is such a classic theme tune. And I never fully realised the history and debate around it, until now. I always…

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Johnuary: John Barry

Johnuary: John Barry

After having a week of John Carpenter’s work, in the month of #Johnuary, we now move on to honouring the work of another John. This time the composer John Barry. I put John Barry on my list of Johns because I always used to get…

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Top Ten John Carpenter Films

Top Ten John Carpenter Films

I have absolutely loved immersing myself into the world of John Carpenter movies for the first week of my #Johnuary month. I have developed a real love for his work and I will be researching more, watching more and playing the commentaries on DVD. As…

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Escape from L.A.

Escape from L.A.

Here we go. The last movie that I am reviewing by John Carpenter for #Johnuary. Escape from L.A. Obviously this is revisiting the first film that was actually 15 years prior to this one. But to be honest Kurt Russell looks pretty much the same…

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In The Mouth of Madness

In The Mouth of Madness

We’re nearing the end of John Carpenter week within #Johnuary and today we’re looking at In The Mouth of Madness. And what an interesting movie this is. The opening track sounds a lot like Metallica. I’m not totally sure if it was Carpenter or not…

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They Live

They Live

Next up for #Johnuary is the excellent They Live. This was the other Carpenter movie that I had seen before. Mainly because I loved Rowdy Roddy Piper from the WWF, particularly as I’m Scottish and he always wore a kilt. I love the title screen…

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