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Comments about the soundtrack for The Four Feathers (James Horner)

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Can Horner Write Action?
• Posted by: Geo   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2016, at 7:33 a.m.
• IP Address: static-96-252-234-130.tampfl.fios.frontiernet.net

As the title suggests, do you think his action writing works for you? Personally, I think it's his one weakness, as he loves to reuse that danger motif and any momentum is often held back by his need to blast his primary themes repetitiously. I love the guy, and I think his greatest action score is the one for Legend of Zorro, but I just don't feel he gets on that level very often. Even Avatar felt restrained in the action department. I'm revisiting Rocketeer again, as I believe that provided some of what I'm looking for, but I'm curious what you guys think of his action writing.

I'd also love to know what you think is his greatest example in the genre.

- Geo






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