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 Posted:   Jan 14, 2022 - 9:29 AM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

Since Jerry Goldsmith was the last film composer to get a star on Hollywood’s Walk Of Fame, I would like to ask the following question?

With the 60th anniversary of the James Bond series coming later this year and the possibility of the scores getting expanded editions on C.D. via reissues or more music, leads to me ask the following question:

Should John Barry get a star on Hollywood’s Walk Of Fame (considering his work on the James Bond series, other feature films and four Oscar wins)?

 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2022 - 9:35 AM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

Anybody could nominate him, but the application costs $40,000. And only one star every year is given to a deceased person.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2022 - 9:42 AM   
 By:   dbrooks   (Member)

But surprised he has not had one yet? Obvious answer Yes.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2022 - 9:43 AM   
 By:   dbrooks   (Member)

But if it is like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, then those deserving will get snubbed for those who are not.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2022 - 9:57 AM   
 By:   Tango Urilla   (Member)

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a grimy tourist trap. The stars themselves are covered with chewed-up, shoe-flattened wads of bubblegum and spilled drinks and walked over daily by many who likely have no idea who John Barry is. I'm not saying he shouldn't be honored, but I kind of don't think Barry would particularly care if he had a star there or not.

 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2022 - 9:59 AM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a grimy tourist trap.

I'm so with you. As "honors" go, it's expensive and grim.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2022 - 10:42 AM   
 By:   Paul MacLean   (Member)

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a grimy tourist trap. The stars themselves are covered with chewed-up, shoe-flattened wads of bubblegum and spilled drinks and walked over daily by many who likely have no idea who John Barry is.

Agreed. When I moved to LA in the 90s and visited the "famed" Hollywood Boulevard, I was surprised to find how filthy and dingy it was. And yeah, most of the people there were tourists (or hookers).

 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2022 - 10:46 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

Anybody could nominate him, but the application costs $40,000. And only one star every year is given to a deceased person.


Blimey, didn't realise it costs that much!

Didn't Morricone get one a couple of years ago now I think of it?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2022 - 10:57 AM   
 By:   villagardens553   (Member)

Man, I don't know. Did he win any Oscars? Did he compose music for a standing franchise in four different decades? Has he written any memorable music?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2022 - 11:50 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

I’d think he might consider it a huge waste of money for a token that means nothing in a place he wouldn’t visit.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2022 - 12:20 PM   
 By:   Jurassic T. Park   (Member)

Probably nobody but us knows or cares about John Barry, and I agree that when you visit Los Angeles the star walk is a total crock of grimy tourist-trappy trash. I'd even say in all of Los Angeles, nothing exists that is authentically Hollywood. The studios themselves are the closest you'd come and probably the Universal tour that goes through the Clocktower Backlot is the most authentic.

John Barry deserves much better than a dirty piece of sidewalk.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2022 - 12:41 PM   
 By:   villagardens553   (Member)

Well said, Mr. Park

 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2022 - 12:42 PM   
 By:   Scott McOldsmith   (Member)

I think a record story named after him in Oyster Bay, New York, where he lived in his later years, would be great.

Not too far from Oyster Bay myself, I'd enjoy that.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2022 - 2:29 PM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

Despite all of the above, whenever I am in the neighborhood I find myself stopping by Elmer, Ennio and Jerry's star to take a moment and remember. These stars now are mostly filled with names that are fading in the mists of time. Away from the constant hubbub of stars like Michael Jackson I have always been amazed at finding people stopped and talking about the likes of Thomas Ince, Rod Serling, Haskel Wexler and Jean Renoir because you do not see that every day. For myself the Alfred Newman, Max Steiner, Henry Mancini, Ernest Gold, John Green, Lalo Schifrin ones, and a dozen others are meaningful. So yes I think Barry should have one. And if someone wants to start a campaign I will contribute to it.

Incidentally there aren't many hookers on Hollywood Blvd. so I suggest walking a couple blocks south to Sunset Blvd. and a few blocks west for the good stuff.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2022 - 6:03 PM   
 By:   villagardens553   (Member)

There is a Walk of Fame in the St. Louis suburb of University City. For several blacks there are dozens of stars from the St. Louis area. It was started decades ago and every year they add a couple of more names, though there are some serious omissions. One of jazz's great guitarists, Grant Green, is weirdly absent. Nevertheless, the area is cool to walk through and when looking down you might see a star for Tennessee Williams, or Miles Davis, Chuck Berry, or, gulp, Phylliss Diller. Overall, I enjoy it, lots of writers, musicians, scientists, baseball players, actors--Virginia Mayo, Shelly Winters--and so on.

So, I would think that the Hollywood stars would be a great thing to peruse, especially if John Barry got a star.

 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2022 - 4:43 AM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

I wouldn't say nobody knows or cares about John Barry. During his career he had much better name recognition both in the film circuit and in the public eye than most film composers.

I would say yes, but I would also say it doesn't really matter. It's just vanity. It's the music that counts.

Cheers

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2022 - 5:13 AM   
 By:   jenkwombat   (Member)

Man, I don't know. Did he win any Oscars? Did he compose music for a standing franchise in four different decades? Has he written any memorable music?

big grin

 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2022 - 6:43 AM   
 By:   King Solium   (Member)

But surprised he has not had one yet? Obvious answer Yes.

Me too, I assumed he had one.

Anybody could nominate him, but the application costs $40,000. And only one star every year is given to a deceased person.

Silly me, being an "honor" I thought the Motion Picture Academy paid for it.
Why only one deceased person a year? What's the limit on cartoon characters?

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a grimy tourist trap. The stars themselves are covered with chewed-up, shoe-flattened wads of bubblegum and spilled drinks and walked over daily by many who likely have no idea who John Barry is.

I've since learned you can "Adopt a Star" and regularly clean it up.

(or hookers).

Visit your favorite idols Star and get a quickie? Sounds like a Win/Win to me!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2022 - 10:22 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

I've seen the stars on Hollywood Boulevard and frankly, to me they were pretty underwhelming. Composers, actors directors etc will be remembered by their work rather than stars on the sidewalk.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2022 - 10:39 AM   
 By:   roy phillippe   (Member)

Anybody could nominate him, but the application costs $40,000. And only one star every year is given to a deceased person.


Blimey, didn't realise it costs that much!

Didn't Morricone get one a couple of years ago now I think of it?


Morricone did get one. Also a certain number of signatures are needed for approval.

 
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