Octopussy Books LLC

ISBN: 9781155232423

Published: May 2nd 2010

Paperback

56 pages


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Octopussy  by  Books LLC

Octopussy by Books LLC
May 2nd 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 56 pages | ISBN: 9781155232423 | 9.70 Mb

Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Octopussy, Octopussy and the Living Daylights, List of JamesMorePurchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Octopussy, Octopussy and the Living Daylights, List of James Bond Henchmen in Octopussy, Octopussy, All Time High, List of James Bond Allies in Octopussy, General Orlov, Octopussy, Kamal Khan, Magda.

Excerpt: All Time High All Time High is a 1983 single release by Rita Coolidge introduced as the theme song for the James Bond film Octopussy . Background All Time High marked the return of regular James Bond theme composer John Barry after his absence from the For Your Eyes Only soundtrack: the lyrics were written by Tim Rice and recording and mixing of the track is credited to Stephen Short Prior to Rita Coolidge being assigned the Octopussy theme a contender was Mari Wilson a British singer whose retro-image evoked the mid-60s when the Bond series originated, but Wilsons lack of a US-profile led to a negative decision.

The producers of Octopussy were known to have been in negotiations with Laura Branigan then a top ranking hitmaker in the US and Europe. The ultimate choice of Coolidge whose career peak had occurred some six years previously was a surprising one. Coolidge recalls that Barbara Broccoli the assistant director of Octopussy was a fan of Coolidge and made a point of playing Coolidge records around her father the films producer Cubby Broccoli til one day, Who is that? Thats the voice I want for the movie....in the studio was still finishing the song.

We were waiting for the lyrics as the track had already been done. Rice made no effort to incorporate the films title but the lyric: Were two of a kind is a line spoken by the title character (played by Maud Adams ) to James Bond (Roger Moore ). The songs title All Time High parallels Coolidges #2 hit (Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher whose lyric When you wrap your loving arms around ...



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