John Barry: 1933-2011


Cinema bid farewell to one of the giants of soundtrack music today, as John Barry, the multiple Oscar-winning composer associated with the James Bond scores, passed away aged 77. Back to Article



Matt Buchman

A true great, his music will last forever. May he rest in peace.

Jan 31 - 11:39 AM

Lawrence M.

Lawrence Martin


Jan 31 - 12:10 PM


Mark Bartoszek

One of my favorite composers ever! His music was distinctive and memorable, and Barry was able to evoke any emotion or theme that the movie called for. For instance, the score for "Walkabout" was haunting and sad while the music for the James Bond films (notably "On Her Majesty's Secret Service") were exciting. Then there was "Dances With Wolves," which was absolutely epic. May he rest in peace.

Jan 31 - 12:11 PM

Dave J

Dave J

Loved the musical scores of The Ipcress File to Midnight Cowboy to Bond and may John Barry rest in peace!

Jan 31 - 01:05 PM


dude meister

R.I.P... R.I.P

Jan 31 - 01:33 PM


Daniel Raimondi

bond james bond RIP

Jan 31 - 03:41 PM

Corey B.

Corey Beliles

Top notch composer. He made even some of the lesser Bond films seem better than they were just cause his music was so awesome.

Jan 31 - 04:04 PM

August M.

Agustin Macias

Rest in Peace

Jan 31 - 06:25 PM


dethburger hates Flixster

He did a great score for King Kong too...the second best part of the film.(first would be Jessica Lange...OUCH!)

RIP Mr Barry

Jan 31 - 09:09 PM

Drew O.

Drew Opalanko

The man may be gone, but the music he made for 007 will never be forgotten.

Feb 1 - 05:54 AM


Elliot Newton

The Bond soundtrack is bloody awesome. R.I.P

Feb 2 - 11:26 AM


Dre M.

What a talent and a career! Thank you for your music, John!

Feb 4 - 10:34 AM


Joshua Dinsmore

What a great film composer, not exactly John Williams, but one of the best we've ever had. I didn't know he composed the score for Howard the Duck. How ironic. Aside from that, he deserves recognition at the oscars.

Feb 4 - 12:55 PM

zain h. -  movies guy

zain hashmat

watch "Aamir Hashmat singing Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai" on youtube! you will be blown by his vocals and wait till the end for the best part.

Feb 17 - 08:27 PM

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