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AUDIO: John Barry (1997)

Adam Sweeting, Rock's Backpages audio, 20 October 1997

The master film composer talks about writing music for film; his dislike of pop songs in movies; Midnight Cowboy, and working with directors; the soundtrack for Swept from the Sea; doing the Bond movies as serious pieces, and his favorite Bond; the importance of thematic melody, and Dances with Wolves; his family background, with a cinema-owning father, and studying music; breaking into film work with Beat Girl; England being the right place and time in the '60s, and not doing 2001.


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