Thomas Newman

Birthday of composer Thomas Newman [1955]

October 20th, 2018 by

Composer Thomas Newman, brought into the 007 fold by Sam Mendes for Skyfall, was born on 20th October 1955 in Los Angeles, replacing house composer David Arnold. Newman has a long history with Mendes, scoring the director’s first feature film American Beauty, followed by Road to Perdition, Jarhead and Revolutionary Road and has many more feature […]

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David Arnold confirms Thomas Newman for Bond 24

September 29th, 2014 by

Speaking recently to Digital Spy, David Arnold confirmed he will not be returning for Bond 24, saying: “Sam Mendes is directing and he always works with Tom Newman”. While that is not quite from the horse’s mouth, it is at least from the mouth of the extended 007 family. However, he reiterated his desire to […]

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Skyfall picks up Grammy Awards for soundtrack and title song

January 27th, 2014 by

Last night saw the Grammy Awards take place in Los Angeles, the annual ceremony to recogise outstanding achievement in the music industry. Althout it seems forever since Skyfall was on our screens, the 23rd James Bond film still managed to pick up two more awards for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media (Thomas Newman) and […]

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The James Bond Theme: has it had its day?

November 13th, 2013 by

One thing that disappointed me in Skyfall was the absence of the James Bond theme at the start of the film and I think we can safely say it’s not going to return there any time soon now the precedent has been set. But to me it makes no sense having it at the end of the […]

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Thomas Newman deserves an Oscar for Skyfall according to Slate

January 16th, 2013 by

Thomas Newman deserves to win an Oscar for his Skyfall score, according to Slate. I’d argue that David Arnold is the sound of the modern Bond films and Newman was a mistake for Skyfall; just listen to the sweeping theme of Casino Royale, while Arnold’s score for Quantum of Solace is one of the few […]

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30 second Skyfall soundtrack previews now available

October 11th, 2012 by has uploaded track previews for the Skyfall soundtrack, composed by Thomas Newman. The thirty each clips include a 30 second snippet of music and gives an idea of what to expect when the film is released. The soundtrack titles give little away, certainly less than some previous titles that have given away the death […]

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All change in the recording studio as Bond franchise gets a new composer for Skyfall

February 8th, 2012 by


When production of the 23rd movie in the James Bond series began, many made the not unreasonable assumption that long time collaborator David Arnold would once again provide the score.  Having worked with the franchise for 14 years and provided the soundtrack for five 007 adventures, Arnold seemed like the obvious choice to compose the […]

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Newman on board for Skyfall []

January 10th, 2012 by

9 January 2012: Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli today announced that composer Thomas Newman will score the 23rd James Bond film, SKYFALL. “We are delighted to confirm that Thomas Newman will score SKYFALL. Thomas is one of the most respected and successful composers, he has a long history of working with Sam Mendes and […]

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Thomas Newman to compose Skyfall score [MI6]

January 5th, 2012 by

Our friends at MI6 have received word that Thomas Newman will be scoring the Skyfall soundtrack in place of David Arnold, the regular Bond composer since Tomorrow Never Dies. The MI6 report notes: Newman has been a long time collaborator with “Skyfall” helmer Sam Mendes, having scored four of the directors other films: “American Beauty” (1999), […]

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