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Encyclopedia > A View to a Kill (soundtrack)
A View to a Kill
Soundtrack by John Barry
Released 1985
James Bond soundtrack chronology
Octopussy
(1983)
A View to a Kill
(1985)
The Living Daylights
(1987)

A View to a Kill is the soundtrack for the film of the same name, the 14th installment in the James Bond film series. 007 - A View To A Kill soundtrack cover This is an album cover. ... In film formats, the soundtrack is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ... John Barry. ... The James Bond series of films from EON Productions has had numerous signature tunes over the years, many of which are now considered classic pieces of cinematic music. ... Octopussy is the soundtrack for the 13th James Bond film of the same name. ... The Living Daylights was the final Bond film to be scored by composer John Barry. ... A View to a Kill is a 1985 spy film. ... This article is about the spy series. ...

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Theme song

The theme song "A View to a Kill", was written by John Barry and Duran Duran, and was recorded in London with a 60-piece orchestra. "A View to a Kill" is the most successful Bond theme to date. In 1986 Barry and Duran Duran were nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song. A View to a Kill is the 13th single recorded by Duran Duran, released in May 1985. ... John Barry. ... Duran Duran are an English pop group notable for a long series of popular singles and vivid music videos. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... For the main article see Golden Globe Awards. ...


Duran Duran was chosen to do the song after bassist John Taylor (a lifelong Bond fan) approached producer Cubby Broccoli at a party, and somewhat drunkenly asked "When are you going to get someone decent to do one of your theme songs?" [1][2] For other persons of the same name, see John Taylor. ... Albert Romolo Broccoli (April 5, 1909–June 27, 1996) known to millions of movie fans as Cubby Broccoli (a nickname used by a cousin), produced more than forty movies, but will be remembered by most for his contribution to one of the most successful film franchises in history, James Bond. ...


The single was released in May 1985, and on July 13 it hit number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, and as of 2007 remains the only Bond theme to do so. On May 25, it made it to number two in the UK Singles Chart, also a record for Bond themes. The b-side was an instrumental piece orchestrated by John Barry, titled "A View To A Kill (That Fatal Kiss)". The song was the last track that the original five members of Duran Duran recorded together until 2001. “Hot 100” redirects here. ... “British Hit Singles” redirects here. ... In recorded music, the terms A-side and B-side refer to the two sides of 7 inch vinyl records on which singles have been released since the 1950s. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...


The video for the single was directed by the duo Godley & Creme, with shots of the band at the Eiffel Tower intercut with scenes from the movie, so that it appears that Roger Moore and Grace Jones are participating in the same storyline. The singer ends the video with a parody of James Bond, smarmily introducing himself as "Bon. Simon Le Bon." Godley & Creme was a duo of English pop musicians and music video directors, Kevin Godley and Lol Creme. ... For other persons named Roger Moore, see Roger Moore (disambiguation). ... Grace Jones (born Grace Mendoza on May 19, 1948, in Spanish Town, Jamaica) is a model, singer and actress. ...


Other music

During the opening teaser, a cover version of the 1965 Beach Boys song "California Girls", performed by Gidea Park (a tribute band), is used during a chase in which Bond snowboards; it has been suggested that this teaser sequence helped initiate interest in snowboarding.[3] Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... The Beach Boys are an American rock and roll band. ... California Girls is the title of a song written by Mike Love and Brian Wilson and recorded by The Beach Boys for their 1965 album Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!). It features contrasting verse-chorus form. ... Snowboarder in a half-pipe Snowboarder riding off cornice Snowboarding contributes greatly to the economies of ski resorts Snowboarding is a sport that involves descending a snow-covered slope on a snowboard that is attached to ones feet using a boot/binding interface. ...


The film features Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, which is performed during the reception that 007 attends undercover at Zorin's stud in France. Vivaldi redirects here. ... The Four Seasons (Le quattro stagioni in original Italian) is a set of four violin concertos by Antonio Vivaldi. ...


Track listing

  1. A View To A Kill - Main Title – Duran Duran
  2. Snow Job
  3. May Day Jumps
  4. Bond Meets Stacey (A View To A Kill)
  5. Pegasus' Stable
  6. Tibbett Gets Washed Out
  7. Airship To Silicon Valley
  8. He's Dangerous
  9. Bond Underwater
  10. Wine With Stacey (A View To A Kill)
  11. Bond Escapes Roller
  12. Destroy Silicon Valley
  13. May Day Bombs Out
  14. Golden Gate Fight
  15. A View To A Kill - End Title – Duran Duran

Duran Duran are an English pop group notable for a long series of popular singles and vivid music videos. ... Duran Duran are an English pop group notable for a long series of popular singles and vivid music videos. ...

References

  1. ^ Malins, Steve. (2005) Notorious: The Unauthorized Biography, André Deutsch/Carlton Publishing, UK (ISBN 0-233-00137-9). pp 161-162
  2. ^ Paul Gambaccini Interview with John Taylor, 1985, Greatest DVD extras.
  3. ^ Snowboard Club UK FAQs
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