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Independence Day Score Stolen!
• Posted by: Josh A   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Friday, October 26, 2007, at 6:18 a.m.
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I learned an interesting fact this semester in my History of Film Music class at Oakland University in Rochester, MI. My professor, Terry Herald actually sued David Arnold and 20th Century Fox in 1996-1997 for the score of Independence Day. Arnold totally ripped it off of a documentary my professor had written, and knowingly so. Long story short, Arnold and Fox settled with Herald for a pretty nice size chunk of change, thus allowing Arnold to be praised forever for his 'work' on Independence Day. I love Arnold's stuff, I just thought this to be quite a funny story. So when the authors of these columns praise "A Brit to write a great American theme", remember, an American wrote it.

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