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Title: Bonded to the Series: Musical Style, Performance and the 007 Theme Song
Authors: Claydon, E. Anna
First Published: 1-Oct-2014
Publisher: Intellect
Citation: The Soundtrack, 2014, Volume 7 (No. 2), pp. 105-118
Abstract: This article examines the way in which the James Bond theme songs have helped shape the Bond series stylistically, and also considers song-writing as a process of adaptation and development by analysing the songs’ relationships with other Bond musical compositions. It considers the performers and evidence of the success of the Bond soundtracks. It argues that the Bond theme songs have an afterlife both in directly shaping those which follow in the series and also in that the cultural memory of earlier compositions and performances, powerfully influences their marketing and reception.
DOI Link: 10.1386/st.7.2.105_1
ISSN: 1751-4193
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © Intellect, 2014. This version of this article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives License ( ), which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
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