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Independence Day Score Stolen!

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Connor
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Independence Day Score Stolen!   Friday, October 26, 2007 (6:18 a.m.) 

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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Re: Independence Day Score Stolen!   Tuesday, November 6, 2007 (5:59 a.m.) 
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Uh huh, if you'd said the main theme, or like a part, i might half-believe you.
But the entire score? With it sounding just like the rest of David Arnold's work? And you not bothering to post any kind of full story or link to evidence, coz word would get out.

Well, long story short, you're an idiot >.>



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Re: Independence Day Score Stolen!   Monday, December 3, 2007 (8:26 a.m.) 

> Uh huh, if you'd said the main theme, or like a part, i might half-believe
> you.
> But the entire score? With it sounding just like the rest of David
> Arnold's work? And you not bothering to post any kind of full story or
> link to evidence, coz word would get out.

> Well, long story short, you're an idiot >.>

This is 100% true. Terry's wife was my computer teacher at Lutheran High School Northwest in Rochester Hills Mi. She told us about this as soon as the settlement was reached. She also played Terry's music and the ID4 music side by side. Terry's music was in a PBS documentary about Air Force One, I'm sure it can be found out there somewhere.



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Re: Independence Day Score Stolen!   Monday, December 3, 2007 (8:34 a.m.) 

> This is 100% true. Terry's wife was my computer teacher at Lutheran High
> School Northwest in Rochester Hills Mi. She told us about this as soon as
> the settlement was reached. She also played Terry's music and the ID4
> music side by side. Terry's music was in a PBS documentary about Air Force
> One, I'm sure it can be found out there somewhere. Here is the link to the PBS work, I'm pretty sure it's just the main theme, though I could be wrong.

http://imdb.com/title/tt0457271/



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Re: Independence Day Score Stolen!   Monday, May 19, 2008 (5:23 p.m.) 
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> http://imdb.com/title/tt0457271/

That is interesting. The music industry can be brutal!



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Re: Independence Day Score Stolen!   Monday, July 19, 2010 (6:21 p.m.) 

> That is interesting. The music industry can be brutal!

Here's the actual actual theme which bears nor resemblance to David Arnold's. His professor Terry Hack is full of crap.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CKL-k5vatA


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Re: Independence Day Score Stolen!   Wednesday, February 16, 2011 (4:26 p.m.) 

> Here's the actual actual theme which bears nor resemblance to David
> Arnold's. His professor Terry Hack is full of crap.

> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CKL-k5vatA

The theme has some of the same structure, but, c'mon. It's not "lawsuit worthy".


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Re: Independence Day Score Stolen!   Wednesday, April 21, 2010 (4:54 p.m.) 

this is nonsens - you cannot compare the two pieces - they are not like - I CANNOT HEAR ANY CONNECTION TO ID4 - just only a similar - though small - hint NOTHING MORE



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Re: Independence Day Score Stolen!   Sunday, July 13, 2008 (10:08 p.m.) 

> 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.

Does this mean no expanded release shall be issued?


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Re: Independence Day Score Stolen!   Thursday, August 14, 2008 (5:48 a.m.) 

> Does this mean no expanded release shall be issued?

I do hope for an expanded release one day. You can hear sample of the Terry Herald music here: http://www.broadjam.com/artists/home.php?artistID=22970

On a side note, David Arnold's music for "Tomorrow Never Dies" was SOOOO refreshing after Eric Serra's music for "GoldenEye"


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Re: Independence Day Score Stolen!   Friday, October 8, 2010 (7:40 a.m.) 

I have heard the main theme from ID4 on another show, I just can't remember what it was, and it was obviously recorded long after ID4. Now, the score in question? Rediculous. It sounds more like Little House on the Prarie than ID4



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