Tag Archives: David Arnold

KFMF18: From video games to James Bond

By Ray Bennett KRAKÓW – David Arnold and his music for the James Bond film “Casino Royale” made sure the 11th Kraków Film Music Festival ended on a high note Sunday night as he played the iconic 007 guitar theme … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: ‘Made in Dagenham: The Musical’

By Ray Bennett David Arnold has seldom appeared happier. You can only imagine what it’s like to walk along the Strand in London and see the splash of colour at the Adelphi Theatre that proclaims your very first West End … Continue reading

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James Bond music at the Krakow Film Music Festival

By Ray Bennett Spanish conductor Diego Navarro brought his “The Best of James Bond” concert programme to the Krakow Film Music Festival Friday night as he led the Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra and a roster of mostly Polish singers through songs … Continue reading

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David Arnold on why James Bond music makes a difference

By Ray Bennett Music and songs from all 23 official James Bond films will be performed at a concert in the Krakow Arena tonight as part of the Krakow Film Music Festival to mark its 007th annual edition.

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MUSIC REVIEW: David Arnold’s ‘Concert for Care’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – The richness and range of modern film scores were on display Monday at London’s Royal Albert Hall as James Bond composer David Arnold’s Concert for Care International showcased some of the best of today’s movie … Continue reading

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Extraordinary how potent film music is

By Ray Bennett LONDON – The shower sequence in “Psycho” is one of the most famous in film history with its combination of 75 camera set-ups and some of the most indelible film music ever written. It’s impossible to think … Continue reading

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TIFF FILM REVIEW: ‘Made in Dagenham’

By Ray Bennett TORONTO – The real-life tale of a group of female machinists who took on the Ford Motor Company in England and earned equal pay for women gets a rousing and entertaining telling in Nigel Cole’s crowd-pleasing “Made … Continue reading

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Donovan, Natasha Bedingfield win BMI London Awards

By Ray Bennett LONDON – “Pocketful of Sunshine” performed by Natasha Bedingfield, written by Bedingfield and Danielle Brisebois and published by EMI Music, won the Robert S. Musel Award for song of year at the annual BMI London Awards Tuesday … Continue reading

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MUSIC REVIEW: ‘Filmharmonic’ at the Royal Albert Hall

By Ray Bennett The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s annual Filmharmonic concert at the Royal Albert Hall on Friday night kept a large crowd of film music enthusiasts entertained with scores by top composers including John Williams, Maurice Jarre, John Barry, Lalo … Continue reading

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Angelo Badalamenti’s ‘Edge of Love’ my pick of 2008 film scores

By Ray Bennett Vanity Fair has an interesting rundown of 11 potential candidates for this year’s film score awards. It’s a good list with many of the always deserving usual suspects. Good bets for Oscar nominations include Alberto Iglesias for … Continue reading

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