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John Barry receives "Academy Fellowship"

Thursday, 10 February 2005 12:40

"Bond composer rails against successors. Modern scores meaningless, says Oscar-winner"

On Saturday, February 12, John Barry receives the "Academy Fellowship" at the Baftas for an outstanding lifetime contribution to cinema.

These awards *are* meant to be secret, I'm sure .. and your Webmaster and site-owner were informed of the forth-coming award last week but were asked not to announce it before the event. Ah well, it seems JB has decided to break the news himself via the media in an interview in The Guardian.

Whereas we admire his candour, it's probably not the best way of making friends and influencing people! In lashing out not only at his fellow composers but also directors and producers, it begs the question "who will hire him now?"

We, of course, congratulate John for this wonderful honour. We wish we could be there to witness the event first hand but will make do with our seat in front of the TV on Saturday evening!

In the Guardian interview, Barry also rails against his successors: "Modern scores (are) meaningless" and comments on whether he "could be tempted to write a score for Casino Royale, " the new James Bond movie to be made for release in 2006.

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