Monty Norman Dies

I think it would be wrong of me not to note the sad news of the death of Monty Norman. Huge Bond fan that I am, I see his theme for Dr. No as one of the defining features of the series. As soon as anyone mentions James Bond, that theme automatically comes to mind; it’s as integral to Bond films today as it was in 1962. And of course, Norman wrote the themes for many other films, including The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1960), The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961), Call Me Bwana (1963), and the TV miniseries Dickens of London (1976). It seems we have lost yet another great of classical Hollywood cinema.

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