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Comments about the soundtrack for A Beautiful Mind (James Horner)
FYI, this is "THE" Hornerism

Bowie
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antizimmerhorner
FYI, this is "THE" Hornerism   Thursday, December 2, 2004 (3:49 a.m.) 

Just in case you WERE curious, the three practically identical Horner tracks are, in chronological order:

1) Sneakers (1992), Track 01: "Main Title"
2) Bicentennial Man (1999), Track 01: "The Machine Age"
3) A Beautiful Mind (2001), Track 01: "A Kaleidoscope of Mathematics"

There are other examples of different rip-offs, but since I had nothing better to do (and I much prefer Williams' rewardingly cerebral, constantly inventive and colourful score-long masterpieces), I thought I'd share this one particular, perhaps most famous, Hornerism.

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Trevor J.
Re: FYI, this is "THE" Hornerism   Sunday, December 5, 2004 (3:25 p.m.) 

> Just in case you WERE curious, the three practically identical Horner
> tracks are, in chronological order:

> 1) Sneakers (1992), Track 01: "Main Title"
2) Bicentennial
> Man (1999), Track 01: "The Machine Age"
3) A Beautiful Mind
> (2001), Track 01: "A Kaleidoscope of Mathematics"

> There are other examples of different rip-offs, but since I had nothing
> better to do (and I much prefer Williams' rewardingly cerebral, constantly
> inventive and colourful score-long masterpieces), I thought I'd share this
> one particular, perhaps most famous, Hornerism.

Well, I think the same. I used to like James Horner's Music...but now I prefer John Williams (despite he is a thief too! But when he borrows some Stravinsky's, Bartok's or Olivier Messiean's music, it is always justified.)

Here are some piece of information about Horner:

Willow's Theme = Schumann's 3rd Symphony
Willow's First Track = Mozart's Requiem
The land Before Time Track 3 = Nuages by Debussy
Apollo 13's second theme = Appalachian Spring by Copland
Braveheart+Bicentennial Man climax builder (when Little Miss get married and the Robot wears clothes for the first time) = "Jupiter" (mes.193) from the Planets by Holst
etc,etc,etc...when I have time to waste I'll continue this list;)

Let's sum up:
Casper=Braveheart=Titanic=other horner's score (same music but dofferent covers:)

John Steven,
Film music Lover



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Trevor J.
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Re: FYI, this is "THE" Hornerism   Sunday, September 2, 2007 (9:06 p.m.) 
• Now Playing: A Beautiful Mind  

> 2) Bicentennial
> 3) A Beautiful Mind

> Well, I think the same. I used to like James Horner's Music...but now I
> prefer John Williams (despite he is a thief too! But when he borrows some
> Stravinsky's, Bartok's or Olivier Messiean's music, it is always
> justified.)

> Here are some piece of information about Horner:

> Willow's Theme = Schumann's 3rd Symphony
> Willow's First Track = Mozart's Requiem
> The land Before Time Track 3 = Nuages by Debussy
> Apollo 13's second theme = Appalachian Spring by Copland
> Braveheart+Bicentennial Man climax builder (when Little Miss get married
> and the Robot wears clothes for the first time) = "Jupiter"
> (mes.193) from the Planets by Holst
> etc,etc,etc...when I have time to waste I'll continue this list;)

> Let's sum up:
> Casper=Braveheart=Titanic=other horner's score (same music but dofferent
> covers:)

> John Steven,
> Film music Lover

It is so interesting to hear people criticize James, yet when if the people were to ask Ron Howard and Brian Grazer what they thought of Horner's music, they would back off their comments. In fact, the composer for the little mermaid stole the music from Frank Sinatra's My Way.
I bet if there are any musicians who write music, even they could be criticized for stealing a piece of music, since there are so many songs that have been written today. Bethoveen stole work from himself like Horner did, and so did many of the other composers.
I ask anyone to write "new music" and I bet anyone could call them "stealers". People need to respect the composers and what they have to do in such a limited time and yes, Williams has stolen some of Horner's themes, but I ask the question..."Does it really matter?" The simpsons, Danny Elfmans Theme was stolen from The Jetson's theme opening.
If you are going to criticize Horner about stealing music, criticize everyone writing music today!

Trevor



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