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Season 3 Episode 4 | David Arnold has unfinished business with 007

Robert and Kenny begin the show discussing the HBO film Bad Education, which includes the latest score by Michael Abels. Over the weekend, Kenny also re-watched Avatar, a film Robert worked on with James Cameron and James Horner. Robert reveals that Beyoncé was the original choice for the end credits song, but she was too expensive.

Then, Emmy and Grammy-winning composer David Arnold (James Bond franchise, Independence Day, Stargate, Good Omens, Sherlock) joins the show to talk about the benefits of having his studio inside AIR Studios in London, why a record store clerk might be the reason he got his first James Bond film, how he wrote the theme from Independence Day in a dream and the pressure of being music director for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

This episode is presented by Spitfire Audio.

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Hosts: Robert Kraft & Kenny Holmes Executive Producer: Matt Schrader Coordinator: Carol Kuswanto

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