This came from the New Kerala newspaper (yes India!)
James Bond music was originally composed for a Bollywood film
Composer Monty Norman revealed that he had composed the tune for a musical version of VS Naipauls novel ‘A House for Mr. Biswas, but the project fell through and he was hired to compose the music for 1961 bond film Dr. No.
“When I was approached to write the music to DR NO, I split up the notes and the tune took on a more sinister sound. The rest of the melody followed almost naturally,”
Like all artists, Composers borrow from everywhere – influences, temp tracks, rivals and even themselves.
And BTW, Kerala is a lovely place! Mmmm masala dosa…