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Composer Monty Norman

John Barry

Composer John Barry

The James Bond Theme is the main signature theme of the James Bond film series and is featured in every EON Productions 007 film since Dr. No in different versions. The piece has been used as the accompanying fanfare to the gun barrel sequence in almost every James Bond film.

The James Bond Theme has accompanied the opening titles twice, as part of the medley that opens Dr. No and then again in the opening credits of From Russia with Love. It has been used as music over the end credits for Dr. No, Thunderball, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, The World Is Not Enough, Casino Royale, and Quantum of Solace.

Monty Norman has been credited with writing the song and he has received royalties since 1962, although producers had his arrangement rearranged by John Barry. Thus, a debate rages on about who is the true composer of the theme.

The song uses a surf rock style guitar riff, as the genre was a craze in the early 1960s.

James Bond ThemeEdit

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James Bond 007 Movie Theme Music









Dr. No Title SequenceEdit

Unlike most Bond films, Dr. No does not have a titular theme song. However, it being the first Bond film, Dr. No used the now famous James Bond Theme song during it's opening title sequence, as well as a secondary song (to fit the mood of the film) called "Kingston Calypso".

250px-Monty Norman John Barry - Dr. No OST album cover
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1962 - James Bond - Dr. No title sequence

Album Cover

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