Monday, January 31, 2011

John Barry, author of James Bond soundtracks, is dead

The British composer John Barry, famous for his work on soundtracks for James Bond films, Born Free, Out of Africa, or Midnight Cowboy Dances with Wolves, died at age 77 of a heart attack, the BBC reported . His work, with a style that was characterized by the use of wind instruments-metalNacido in York (northern England) on November 3, 1933, Barry rose to prominence as leader of The John Barry Seven, but is world known for the music of 007 films Goldfinger and You Only Live twice.

His work, with a style that was characterized by the use of brass instruments, let him win five Academy Awards and received a special BAFTA award (the British Oscar) in 2005. Barry, who has been married four times, more than ten composed soundtracks for the films of James Bond. As a counterpoint to this sad story connected with the universe of 007, has begun rumored that Javier Bardem would be the villain of the next Bond movie played by Daniel Craig.

The fourth role is attributed to Bardem in recent weeks without any official confirmation on the Hollywood trade publication Deadlineaseguró on its website that those responsible for the production company EON Productions, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, Bardem was offered the role last week.

While details about the character were not disclosed, Deadline recalled that in the Bond sagas of the greatest leading role, along with the detective himself, the villain of a record that deserved to Bardem the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 2008 No Country for Old Men, Joel and Ethan Coen.

The publication notes, however, that the actor recently rejected another opportunity to play a bad film, Oliver Stone's film Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010). The fourth role is attributed to Bardem and there is no official confirmation in recent weeks, which has also been rumored to be preparing a Ron Howard film trilogy based on Stephen King's Dark Tower and also work in Potsdamer Platz films and The Galapagos Affair.

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