Spectre composer staying silent on car chase

Spectre’s score composer is struggling not to give anything away about a rumoured car chase scene in the movie.

Thomas Newman is the man behind the music in the upcoming James Bond film, which once again sees Daniel Craig suit up as 007. The composer has unveiled a snippet of a song on BBC Radio 3, with the loud clip accompanying a sequence which was shot in Rome. There is speculation it could be the kind of high-octane car scene the spy franchise is famed for, but Thomas is refusing to be drawn.

“It takes place in Rome. It’s very fast-paced,” he told the radio station’s In Tune program. “I can’t tell you about the type of cars but there are cars. There are roads that the cars drive on, as well.

“I won’t say anything because I don’t know if I’m supposed to or not.”

Thomas believes a film’s music should settle into the background of the flick, rather than be noticeable. In fact, if a viewer finds themselves paying too much attention to the music he believes the composer hasn’t done their job properly.

That’s not to say coming up with the tracks is an easy task though.

“It was a lot of hard work,” he said of working on Spectre. “I’ve been at it for three-and-a-half months solid. Seven days a week, morning till night. There were tough moments but all in all, it’s strong and I feel good about it.”

This isn’t the first time Thomas has been involved with the famously suave spy however – he was the guy behind 2012’s Skyfall soundtrack.

“You’re not supposed to give anything away,” he said. “It’s crazy. It’s not that I even want to talk about it, or not talk about, I just know that I shouldn’t.”

Sam Smith has recorded Spectre’s theme song Writing’s on the Wall, with the movie due to hit screens from 26 October 2015.

– Cover Media


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