If there is one person that the fans are constantly deriding, it's David Arnold. To say his scores are unpopular is an understatement. But the other "person" who takes a lot of heat if the writer. And in this case, there are two: Neal Purvis and Robert Wade. Or, as they have become known, Pervert and Waste. Personally, I don't think they deserve half the criticism they get, but it did stir a thought in me when I was typing a response to another thead - if Purvis and Wade leave the Bond series, who should EON bring in to replace them?
My choice would be <b>Will Beall</b>. Do yourself a favour and get your hands on the second and third seasons of "Castle". Watch season two's "Sucker Punch", and season three's "Knock Down" and "Knockout". They all tell parts of a larger story within the show's mythology, and they are quite possibly three of the best hours of television that you will ever watch - and it's only really just beginning, so I'm eagerly keeping an eye out for more Beall episodes. In the wake of CASINO ROYALE and QUANTUM OF SOLACE, there have been a lot of calls from fans for the series to drop the melodrama and go for a tightly-paced thriller. Based on "Sucker Punch", "Knock Down" and "Knockout", I believe Beall could deliver exactly that.
Any other suggestions?