David Arnold Quotes
Well, there was no more freedom as such on Casino Royale than there was on Die Another Day. You still have the job of scoring the film that is in front of you, and not one perhaps you wished had been made, or preferred had been made. Ultimately, I found it more satisfying because for the first time in a long time, it felt like there was an element of truth to the piece - even though it was ultimately a fantasy. I can really only credit the screenplay and Martin Campbell's direction of Daniel Craig for that; it was really down to Daniel being able to inhabit the character in the way he did. I felt it gave the character so much more credibility.
It was really left up to me what to do as far as the Bond Theme was concerned. It has been in the script from day one that it wouldn't appear fully-fledged until the end of the movie. But it felt that it was appropriate to hint at it in places where Bond was "earning his stripes", so to speak. So he gets a bit of it when he runs off on his own agenda to the Bahamas, when he wins the DB5 in a card game, when he puts on the tuxedo, etc.
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