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Filmtracks Statistics:
Average Filmtracks Rating: 3.33
Average Viewer Rating: 3.29
Number of Reviews: 15
Number of Votes: 43,127
Number of Comments: 521
Reviews in Filmtracks'
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#47. Tomorrow Never Dies
#65. Godzilla
#79. The World is Not Enough
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#38.  Tomorrow Never Dies
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Independence Day
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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Decorative Nonsense
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Arnold performing Bond in concert, 1999

"I like to go out and take very long walks, or drive for hours and empty my head. Things just start popping into my mind without me thinking about it. Most of the things I've thought of which have been any good have come when I've been having a shower or just walking up the street."
- David Arnold in 1997

At the age of seven, British composer David Arnold (born in Luton in 1962) knew that he wanted to compose music for film. It was at the Luton British legionnaire club where Arnold saw his first James Bond movie, You Only Live Twice, and the young man claimed the film's score "tainted him for life" and was the "substantial event for him that just got him hooked." Arnold was brought up listening to Frank Sinatra, Debussy, The Beatles, and Stevie Wonder. His first instrument was the recorder, followed by the clarinet, the electric guitar, and the piano. As a teenager, Arnold played in nursing homes and along side his father, who sang in a number of clubs. He played with a number of punk rock bands that never really took off, so he went to college and studied theater design, but later left to pursue his career in music.

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FILMOGRAPHY & REVIEWS AT FILMTRACKS
(see legend below for abbreviations and codes)
 TitleFR VRVTCT RD TRDates Notes
2014:
The Inbetweeners 2
2012-2013:
(none)
2011:
Paul
2010:
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader*****3.7979014||||82412/10
Morning Glory
Made in Dagenham
2009:
(none)
2008:
Quantum of Solace***3.239878|||||75711/08
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People
Agent Crush
2007:
Free Agents
Hot Fuzz
2006:
Casino Royale (AW)****3.641,44128||||25512/06multiple albums
Amazing Grace
Venus (co-wrote)
2005:
Stoned
Four Brothers
2004:
The Stepford Wives
2003:
2 Fast 2 Furious**
2002:
Die Another Day (AW)*2.125,327228||||11411/02 - 12/08all albums
Enough***2.541873||1,22609/03 - 02/09
Changing Lanes*2.221482||97309/03 - 03/09
2001:
Zoolander
The Musketeer***3.041,65344|||36708/01 - 01/09
Baby Boy***2.861561|94407/03 - 01/09
2000:
Shaft
1999:
The World is Not Enough***3.2712,34429|||7910/99 - 06/08
Wing Commander (co-wrote)***3.528633||46103/99 - 06/08
1998:
Godzilla****3.411,63526|||6505/98 - 03/13all albums
1997:
Tomorrow Never Dies (AW)****4.209,61230|||4711/97 - 03/08all albums
A Life Less Ordinary
1996:
Independence Day (AW)*****4.104,99567||||10309/96 - 06/10all albums
1995:
Last of the Dogmen****3.291982||60605/98 - 04/06
1994:
Stargate****4.152,79136||22509/96 - 12/06all albums
1993:
The Young Americans
(reviews listed with a "co-wrote" indicate that either the composer wrote the score with another person or that more than one composer worked separately to provide a score for the production)
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VR - Viewer Rating (overall average)
VT - Vote Total (for viewer ratings)
Comments: Comment Total (the number of messages posted in the review's comment area)
Review Depth: ||||| - Massive Review (over 4,000 words)
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