Browsing the archives for the John Barry tag

King for a day

After a somewhat self-destructive and unproductive weekend, I find myself short of completed material to post today. I had planned a post on Peter Wyngarde’s hand prints (hence the title of this post – Jason King being the character that Wyngarde is most closely associated with). In the early 1970’s Wyngarde came to Melbourne, and […]

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Vic Flick Interview: Bond & Beyond

Vic Flick. You may not know the name but you have heard his guitar sound on film and television soundtracks and some of the most famous pop songs of all time. Vic plied his trade on ‘I Only Want To Be With You’, by Dusty Springfield, ‘Anyone Who Has A Heart’ by Cilla Black, ‘It’s […]

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From Russia With Love (1963)

Director: Terence YoungStarring: Sean Connery, Robert Shaw, Daniella Bianchi, Lotte Lenya, Vladek Sheybal, Pedro Amendariz, Walter GottellMusic: John BarryEnd title song performed by Matt MonroeBased on the novel by Ian Fleming You may have noticed that I haven’t posted reviews for some of my favourite James Bond films. This is not because I don’t want […]

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The Man With The Golden Gun (1974)

Director: Guy HamiltonStarring: Roger Moore, Christopher Lee, Britt Ekland, Maud Adams, Hervé Villechaise, Demond Llewelyn, Bernard LeeMusic: John BarryTitle song performed by LuluBased loosely on the novel by Ian Fleming The Man With The Golden Gun is the most psychedelic of the Bond series or at least tries to be. The villains lair, which is […]

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The Living Daylights (1987)

Director: by John GlenStarring: Timothy Dalton, Maryam d’Abo, Joe Don Baker, Art Malik, John Rhys-Davies, Jeroen Krabbé, Desmond Llewelyn, Robert Brown, Caroline BlissMusic: John BarryTitle Song: ‘The Living Daylights’ performed by a-haBased on a short story by Ian Fleming I must sound like a parrot when I say ‘this Bond film had a troubled production […]

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Goldfinger (1964)

Director: Guy HamiltonStarring: Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Gert Frobe, Shirley Eaton, Tania Mallet, Harold Sakata, Cec Linder, Bernard Lee, Desmond Llewelyn Lois Maxwell, Nadja Regin, Margaret NolanMusic: John BarryTheme song performed by Shirley BasseyBased on the novel by Ian Fleming Many people consider this the best Bond film of them all. Maybe it is. It […]

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Moonraker (1979)

Director: Lewis GilbertStarring: Roger Moore, Richard Kiel, Lois Chiles, Michael Lonsdale, Corrine Clery, Geoffrey Keen, Walter Gotell, Bernard Lee as M, Desmond Llewellyn as Q, and Lois Maxwell as MoneypennyMusic: John BarryTitle Song: ‘Moonraker’ performed by Shirley BasseyVery loosely based on the novel by Ian Fleming Moonraker gets a lot of crap heaped upon it […]

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Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

Directed by Guy HamiltonSean Connery, Jill St John, Charles Gray, Lana Wood, Desmond Llewelyn as Q, Bernard Lee as M, and Lois Maxwell as MoneypennyMusic by John BarryTitle song performed by Shirley Bassey.Very loosely based on a novel by Ian Fleming. Diamonds Are Forever is the seventh film in the EON James Bond series. As […]

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Octopussy (1983)

Director: John Glen Starring: Roger Moore, Maud Adams, Louis Jordan, Kabir Bedi, Kristina Wayborn, Steven Berkoff, Vijay Amritraj, Robert Brown as M, Desmond Llewelyn as Q, and Lois Maxwell as Monneypenny Music: John Barry ‘All Time High’ performed by Rita Coolidge Based on a short story by Ian Fleming Christmas 1983 was a tense time […]

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