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Listen to 007 minutes of Thomas Newman's Skyfall score

Oct. 9, 2012by: Alex Maidy
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After hearing Adele's stunning theme song for SKYFALL, I was worried that the score would not live up to such a high standard. But, upon hearing this seven minute excerpt from Thomas Newman's score, I cannot be happier to say there is nothing to worry about.

Newman's score is tense and epic while still maintaining the classic cool that every Bond movie needs. David Arnold composed the last five Bond films and while they have been serviceable, they all felt like cheap imitators. It was somewhat surprising that when Daniel Craig came on as the rebooted Bond they still kept the old composer who scored all of the Pierce Brosnan films. Newman is the first fresh blood in 17 years and it makes a huge difference.

Tell me that doesn't get you pumped to see SKYFALL. All signs are pointing to Sam Mendes' film to being one of the best James Bond flicks in a very long time.

Newman is a damn good composer. He has provided the music for WALL-E, THE HELP, REVOLUTIONARY ROAD, LITTLE CHILDREN, AMERICAN BEAUTY, ROAD TO PERDITION, AND JARHEAD, the last three all being Mendes directed films.

SKYFALL opens on November 2nd.

Extra Tidbit: Thomas Newman got his start in movies as an orchestrator on RETURN OF THE JEDI.
Source: YouTube

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4:29PM on 10/09/2012

It's beautiful

It sounds like it will be a perfect fit, and it still sounds like a Thomas Newman score. I keep getting more and more excited every day for this movie.
It sounds like it will be a perfect fit, and it still sounds like a Thomas Newman score. I keep getting more and more excited every day for this movie.
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4:40PM on 10/09/2012

It's No "Road To Perdition" or "American Beauty", But it's good.

It's No "Road To Perdition" or "American Beauty", But it's good.
It's No "Road To Perdition" or "American Beauty", But it's good.
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6:50PM on 10/09/2012

Excellent

This reminds me a ton of his work on a Series of Unfortunate events. Has the same vibe
This reminds me a ton of his work on a Series of Unfortunate events. Has the same vibe
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6:55PM on 10/09/2012

Excellent

This reminds me a ton of his work on a Series of Unfortunate events. Has the same vibe
This reminds me a ton of his work on a Series of Unfortunate events. Has the same vibe
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8:40PM on 10/09/2012
Beautiful and awesome. But where's the cowbell?
Beautiful and awesome. But where's the cowbell?
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11:52PM on 10/09/2012
It's definitely a good change from David Arnold, who is a good composer, but hewed to closely to "modern-day action movie" score conventions. Newman seems to inject a little more life into it with the electronic elements and that great guitar line; it sounds a little like Eric Serra's GoldenEye score but more melodious. So far, everything 'Skyfall' seems to be looking just great!
It's definitely a good change from David Arnold, who is a good composer, but hewed to closely to "modern-day action movie" score conventions. Newman seems to inject a little more life into it with the electronic elements and that great guitar line; it sounds a little like Eric Serra's GoldenEye score but more melodious. So far, everything 'Skyfall' seems to be looking just great!
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9:09PM on 10/10/2012

Nice departure from Arnold's but...

Am I alone in wishing Hans Zimmer would do a 007 score at some point?
Am I alone in wishing Hans Zimmer would do a 007 score at some point?
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