Song-writer Paul Epworth talks about Adele and 'Skyfall' award nominations

Skyfall - 16-12-12
"[The producers] said they wanted a dramatic ballad basically," 'Skyfall' song writer Paul Epworth told Hollywood.com. "With having read the script and trying to set the whole thing up in that context, where it happens in the film, there was really only one thing it could be. It was interesting to want to do something that was simultaneously dark and final, like a funeral, and to try and turn it into something that was not final. A sense of death and rebirth."

Epworth revealed he watched a marathon of the first 13 James Bond films before he started writing the "Skyfall" music.

"I thought, 'This could be the song,'" Epworth says. "And I rang [Adele] up and said, 'It might be too dark.' And she said she loved it." The duo immediately jumped into the studio. "Within 10 minutes, she put down most of the vocals. She had the lyrics ready in her head when she drove over. It was the most absurd thing. She's fast, but it was really quite phenomenal."

If "Skyfall" lands the Best Original Song gong at either the Golden Globes or Academy Awards, it will be a first for the Bond franchise. "To get the call and feel like we came up with the goods I'd never dreamt of awards."

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