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 Posted:   Jul 30, 2013 - 1:04 AM   
 By:   mortenbond   (Member)

Charles Dance played Ian Fleming in the TV Drama GOLDENEYE, released in 1990. The film was quite good, and was filmed at the actual Goldeneye in Jamaica. Does anyone else remember this one?

The score was by (now Lord) Michael Berkeley, and the main theme is outstanding. Very catchy. As far as I know there was never any recording of this released - official og "unmentionable".

Does anyone else have the same appreciation of this and/or info about where to get this very good piece of music.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2013 - 1:14 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I'm afraid I've never heard of the film or the composer, but it could be interesting. Have you checked Youtube for clips?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2013 - 2:27 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Oh, and even though I see you've been around for a couple of years, it's nice to see another Norwegian enter these doors! smile

 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2013 - 2:31 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

I remember seeing the film on TV. Would certainly be interested in the score.

I can't see anything on youtube. This is an obscure one!.

 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2013 - 2:38 AM   
 By:   OnlyGoodMusic   (Member)

I'm afraid I've never heard of the film or the composer, but it could be interesting. Have you checked Youtube for clips?

Michael Berkeley is one of the leading contemporary British classical composers, the son of Sir Lennox Berkeley. There's a CD series on Chandos that unites works by both.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2013 - 3:45 AM   
 By:   mortenbond   (Member)

Oh, and even though I see you've been around for a couple of years, it's nice to see another Norwegian enter these doors! smile

Yeah, I have followed your views on this board for a while, as well as read some of your writings in Norwegian. Very interesting. You should open your eyes more to John Barry, though! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2013 - 3:51 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

He, he. Not the biggest Barry fan, true, but he has written some gobsmackingly beautiful themes.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2013 - 5:22 AM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

Oh, and even though I see you've been around for a couple of years, it's nice to see another Norwegian enter these doors! smile

Yeah, I have followed your views on this board for a while, as well as read some of your writings in Norwegian. Very interesting. You should open your eyes more to John Barry, though! smile


You like Barry? cool


Now that's what I call a proper Norwegian.

Thor? Pah!! razz

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2013 - 5:35 AM   
 By:   MusicMad   (Member)

I have the TV film Goldeneye ... aka Golden Eye ... on a Daily Mail freebie DVD. I don't think I've watched it but do wonder if I saw the original TV showing. Given it's JB007 related I probably did watch it but there is a similar TV film called The Secret Life of Ian Fleming with which I may be confusing it.

Viewing IMDb I see that way down the cast list is a certain Deborah Moore keeping the JB007 connection and, of course, Charles Dance appeared in For Your Eyes Only (whilst Jason Connery was the star of the other mentioned film).

It's a small (film) world.

I'll keep this DVD out to watch one day before too long.

Mitch

 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2013 - 9:26 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

Mitch: Thanks for the info about the Daily Mail DVD. I've just picked up a copy on ebay for £1.15 including postage and I got a Nectar point!.

Look forward to watching this again, soon.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2013 - 11:31 AM   
 By:   Tobias   (Member)

I have the TV film Goldeneye ... aka Golden Eye ... on a Daily Mail freebie DVD. I don't think I've watched it but do wonder if I saw the original TV showing. Given it's JB007 related I probably did watch it but there is a similar TV film called The Secret Life of Ian Fleming with which I may be confusing it.

Viewing IMDb I see that way down the cast list is a certain Deborah Moore keeping the JB007 connection and, of course, Charles Dance appeared in For Your Eyes Only (whilst Jason Connery was the star of the other mentioned film).

It's a small (film) world.

I'll keep this DVD out to watch one day before too long.

Mitch



The Secret Life of Ian Fleming, I think it was the one with a score by Carl Davis. I vaguely remember the score and I thought it was quite good, at least back then when I watched it.

 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2013 - 12:23 PM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

'The Secret Life Of Ian Fleming' is a more recent production. I think I saw it in 2008, Fleming's centenary year. It did have a good score. I remember that.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2013 - 2:28 PM   
 By:   MusicMad   (Member)

'The Secret Life Of Ian Fleming' is a more recent production. I think I saw it in 2008, Fleming's centenary year. It did have a good score. I remember that.

Glad you got a copy of Goldeneye so easily/cheaply ... I think I saw something about eBay and Nectar points but haven't delved further. smile

As for production dates, according to IMDb, Goldeneye is 1989 and The Secret Life of Ian Fleming is 1990. The newer production you may be recalling is Ian Fleming: Where Bond Began (2008) in which Jonathan Pryce played the author.

There was also: Ian Fleming: Bondmaker (2005)

Mitch

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2013 - 2:45 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

And I believe there's a just-announced new movie about Ian Fleming coming sometime next year, starring Dominic Cooper, if I remember correctly.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2013 - 9:59 PM   
 By:   Tango Urilla   (Member)

And I believe there's a just-announced new movie about Ian Fleming coming sometime next year, starring Dominic Cooper, if I remember correctly.

You're thinking of the BBC America/Sky Atlantic mini-series: Fleming. I think it debuts this fall.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2013 - 11:27 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

You're thinking of the BBC America/Sky Atlantic mini-series: Fleming. I think it debuts this fall.

That's it. I was thinking I'd read it was a film, but I just looked it up and saw it was a mini-series.

 
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