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Comments about the soundtrack for The Last Airbender (James Newton Howard)

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Re: Howard Pulled A Horner!
• Posted by: Glass
• Date: Thursday, November 4, 2010, at 1:32 p.m.
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• In Response to: Howard Pulled A Horner! (Trevor)

> Throughout the score, I heard some cues from "King Kong", and
> others injected into this film score. Even tiny bits of "The
> Happening" was used for this film. However, I have no complaints. The
> movie was great, the score was fantastic. Jams Newton Howard has moved to
> be my second favorite film composer, behind John Williams and James Horner
> tied for 1st. Zimmer is in third. Howard has truely established himself as
> a recognizable composer. Look for this score to be nominated for best film
> score for 2010. Howard deserves it! Well done.

Everyone reuses a bit of their own material once in a while, though I feel the comparison to Horner is not entirely accurate. Horner's reused themes are blatantly obvious, a distraction to some.

I feel for some other composers, their reuse of previous motifs are sort of like "easter eggs" for film music buffs; in the sense they are not in your face, but if you pay attention, its a hidden treat you'll notice that sort of "rewards" you for listening to their previous works.

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  • Howard Pulled A Horner!  (3166 views)
       Trevor - Sunday, July 4, 2010, at 1:29 p.m.
    •      Re: Howard Pulled A Horner!  (2530 views)    We're Here
         Glass - Thursday, November 4, 2010, at 1:32 p.m.

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