Flicks in Five: John Barry

by Lynne Warfel
April 21, 2012

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Still of Sean Connery, Gert Frobe and Harold Sakata in Goldfinger (Courtesy of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.)

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While John Barry's Oscars and Oscars nominations came from love stories and epics like "Out of Africa", "A Passage to India", "Born Free". "Dances with Wolves", his first big movie break came when a fellow composer was struggling to find a theme for a movie's main character. Barry stepped in and wrote the melody that is forever identified with Bond, James Bond. He went on to score nearly a dozen Bond movies, and one of the all time favorites is Goldfinger.