> The theme in "Gladiator" is such an obvious rip-off of the
> "1492" theme that I cannot believe that it's never ever referred
> to. I've loved Vangelis's score for "1492" ever since 1992 when
> the film was released and am incredibly annoyed that not only did Hans
> Zimmer and co. steal it for "Gladiator", but that the Gladiator
> score is now far more well-known and popular than Vangelis's original
> compositions for "1492". Fact: there is absolutely no justice in
> this world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The only consolation is that Zimmer and Liza
> Gerrard failed to win the "Best Original Score" Oscar in 2001
> that Vangelis deserved to win in 1992 even though he was not even
> nominated. Shame!!
Are you batty, roybatty? Just because both themes are in minor and Gladiator's has a humming choral backing that sounds similar to 1492, doesn't mean Zimmer "stole" Vangelis' theme. Any more than he "stole" Mars from Holst, really, since it's a matter of style and not note-for-note copying.
You want to hear stealing, listen to James Horner, or Tyler Bates' 300.