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John Barry (b. 1933)

John Barry

Dances With Wolves

Made in 1990, Dances with Wolves starred and was directed by Kevin Costner - his directing debut. John Barry is best known for his James Bond scores – lots of them! He has over 70 film scores to his credit, and has won 5 Oscars for them. John Barry was born in York, England in 1932 but now lives and works in the USA.

Out of Africa

John Barry has over 70 film scores to his credit, and has won 5 Oscars for them. Out of Africa was made in 1985 by Sydney Pollack, and starred Robert Redford, and Meryl Streep. It is based on an autobiographic story by Danish writer Karen Blixen who married for convenience, left Denmark to settle in Kenya, and fell in love with a British big-game hunter. It is a great romance, if you can believe in Robert Redford as an upper class Englishman.

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