R.I.P. John Barry

Monday, January 31 by

The Bond universe might be gaining one Javier Bardem, but it has lost one of their most influential collaborators. Film composer John Barry passed away yesterday at the age of 77.

The multiple Oscar-winner left an indelible mark on the franchise having supplied the theme songs to eleven of the twenty-two films in the series, beginning with Dr. No and ending with The Living Daylights. His influence on music remains strong even in the modern day. Kanye West sampled his “Diamonds Are Forever” and his style was cribbed for films like Inception and The Incredibles. Probably those Cats & Dogs movies too. Though I don’t know for certain. I haven’t watched TBS for awhile. (BBC)

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