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BAFTA's John Barry cock-up(s)

Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by the_pauley, Feb 13, 2005.

  1. the_pauley

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    Just sent the following e-mail to BAFTA after watching last night's debacle...

    Will let you know what their reply is, if I get one.
     
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    That is truly unbelievable!
    I happened to be flicking through just before they announced who was going to receive the award. I wish I had watched it now!

    Did they actually play any music that he DID compose?! :rolleyes:
     
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    Hi,

    That's awful! I know awards-ceremonies have ballsed-up things before, but not on such a big scale as this! :eek: To me, this is both an insult to John Barry, as well as an insult to the viewers! BAFTA needs to get a good kick up the butt, and the person involved in combining the montage and music, should be sacked immediately!

    I mean, how hard is it to select a few clips of music from one composer, of the ilk of the world-renowned John Barry?! With the internet, and even some of the most basic film history books, it should really have been an easy task.

    I hope that BAFTA reply, and get lots of complaints about this!


    Pooch
     
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    With the From Russia With Love was and the composer of the music by John Barry and the lyrics by Lionel Bart, or was it solely Lionel Bart work?
    I know I have check a couple of sources and I’m getting two different answers. :confused:

    PS they would have been better playing Goldfinger.
     
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    I have just played the dvd and on the talk over the voice says John Barry is responsible for the thunderous sound in this title sequence.
    John Barry; says he arrange and conducted the title song for Lionel Bart.

    Note the opening titles did not contain a song but the music of the song, the song is heard on the radio and on the end titles.
     
  6. the_pauley

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    Yes, From Russia With Love was solely a Lionel Bart effort. Barry did arrange and conduct the insrumental version in the opening sequence, but he did not compose the song - neither music nor lyrics.

    Further amazed at the newspaper mentions of Barry's award - not one has picked up on any of this. Speaks volumes for the cinematic knowledge of Fleet Street's movie journos - even in the broadsheets.

    Still, if BAFTA can't get it right, what chance has your average Fleet Street cine-hack?

    Still no reply to my e-mail by the way...

    EDIT: Had a better idea - just sent the story to Private Eye. Type of embarassing tale they specialise in. :devil:
     
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    Well done. Let's hope *they* reply.
     

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