Over the last day and a half there have been some amazing tributes to John Barry posted on the web. Todd at Die Danger Die Die Kill’s tribute looks at a slightly different aspect to Barry’s music, and one I though was worth sharing.
His post, The Subterranean John Barry: The Secret Life of the James Bond Scores examines how Barry’s scores were appropriated by burgeoning film industries in other countries. Here’s a snippet:
…while other tributes rightly focus on the man’s many high profile accomplishments, I thought I would instead laud him for his somewhat more subterranean contributions to international pulp cinema. Even though they are contributions that he very well may not have been aware of making.
I encourage you to go head across and read the full post.