Interview of Emmy-winning James Bond composer David Arnold, conducted by Brando Benetton

Interview of Emmy-winning James Bond composer David Arnold, conducted by Brando Benetton

November 22, 2020 0 By 007 Travelers

Here is your chance to listen to composer David Arnold‘s interview which was conducted by Brando Benetton and is part of his series “Sound Stage Access with Brando Benetton”. Thank you Brando for sharing this interview!

David Arnold


Brand-new interview with Emmy-winning James Bond composer David Arnold who scored 5 films in the franchise, from “Tomorrow Never Dies” (1997) to “Quantum of Solace” (2008).

Brando Benetton says:

“In today’s conversation we discuss how avoiding a formal music training (in favor of scoring student films) prepared David for his launch into the film industry—and why David chooses not to listen to film music composed by his peers; how making a record in 1995 (really his own love letter to the James Bond franchise) led him to be hired by the series’ Producers and score 5 entirely different films including “Casino Royale” (2006); his creative relationship with director Edgar Wright, and in what ways “Hot Fuzz” was inspired by the films of Tony Scott—and much more.”

David Arnold, (born 23 January 1962) is an English film composer best known for scoring five James Bond films “Tomorrow Never Dies” (1997), “The World Is Not Enough” (1999), “Die Another Day” (2002), “Casino Royale” (2006) and “Quantum of Solace” (2008).

He is also a composer of “Stargate” (1994), “Independence Day” (1996), “Godzilla” (1998) and the television series “Little Britain” and “Sherlock“. For “Independence Day” he received a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television and for Sherlock he, and co composer Michael Price, won a Creative Arts Emmy for the score of “His Last Vow“, the final episode in the third series. Arnold scored the BBC / Amazon Prime series “Good Omens” (2019) adapted by Neil Gaiman from his book “Good Omens“, written with Terry Pratchett. Arnold is a fellow of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors. (Wikipedia).

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