Looks like musical genius John Barry passed away today as I’ve learned from David Arnold.
Among the numerous motion picture scores Mister Barry Scored, he is perhaps best known for creating The James Bond theme (no matter what anyone says, Barry CREATED the James Bond theme NOT Monty Norman) as well as scoring most of the Bond Films between Doctor No and The Living Daylights.
His score for From Russia With Love is fantastic. His score for On Her Majesty’s Secret Service might be one of the best scores EVER. No really, it’s FANTASTIC.
Michael Giacchino’s magnificent score to The Incredibles is a tribute/homage to Mister Barry’s classic scores.
David Arnold, is of course, the current Bond Series composer, having worked on every Bond film from Tomorrow Never Dies onward.