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Re: Iīve heard that the violin theme is not entirely by him.
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• Posted by: Cvija   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Monday, August 12, 2002, at 4:01 p.m.
• IP Address: ns-216-62-ppp.beg.sezampro.yu
• In Response to: Re: Iīve heard that the violin theme is not en... (Tomek)

> Yes, it is, Max . It's probably "Gayaneh Ballet Suite" by Aram
> Khachaturyan, but I'm not sure. All I can say is that Stanley Kubrick also
> used this very same motive in 2001:A Space Oddysey (the scenes when camera
> shows the Discovery outer space), if we're thinking on the same motive .
> And it was some twenty years before Aliens was released!

> Tomek
Yes, It's Gayane's Adagio by Aram Khachaturian! But Horner combined this theme with his own music while in A Space Oddissey they used that adagio in its original form.

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