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John Williams   Monday, January 13, 2003 (8:11 p.m.) 

I am sorry but no matter how hard this guy shore or w/e tries there is no way for him to top John Willimas. He has written star wars, harry potter, juassic park, home alone, jaws, batman, superman, ET, the winter olympic theme, and much more.

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Geoffrey Morrow
Re: John Williams   Friday, January 24, 2003 (3:34 p.m.) 

> I am sorry but no matter how hard this guy shore or w/e tries there is no
> way for him to top John Willimas. He has written star wars, harry potter,
> juassic park, home alone, jaws, batman, superman, ET, the winter olympic
> theme, and much more...

...and, to my mind, he simply sucks coz his scores are ostentatious, trivial, unoriginal, boresome and entertaingly idle.

What I think is that Williams is one of the worst and most trivial composers in the history of filmmusic, while Shore's music to Lord of the Rings is the best music ever written for a film. But, obviously, it's just my own opinion.

Vesty, a Williams-hater

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Williams saved film music   Monday, January 27, 2003 (12:37 p.m.) 

> What I think is that Williams is one of the worst and most trivial
> composers in the history of filmmusic, while Shore's music to Lord of the
> Rings is the best music ever written for a film. But, obviously, it's just
> my own opinion.

> Vesty, a Williams-hater

Well, I know it's your opinion, and I will respect it. But you don't have to trash John Williams, and let the world know that you hate him. You're not only being disrespectful to JW fans, but also to John Williams himself. He deserves respect. After all, he did save symophonic film music. I'd rather listen to JAWS or STAR WARS over the Grease soundtrack any day. John Williams is, by far, the greatest composer out there right now. He's been on top for a good 30 years.
Don't get me wrong. I like Howard Shore too, but he hasn't done that much. Sure, he won best score in 2001, but the movie was a major contributor to that. You see, sometimes a soundtrack is so good, it makes the movie better. And then sometimes the movie is really popular, and the music becomes an instant classic. The Lord of the Rings was a great movie and soundtrack, but Shore hasn't shown this talent in any of his other film scores. On the other hand, John Williams continues to show his talent in all of his scores.
Now may I ask you, why it is that you Hate John Williams? Is it him you hate, or is it his music? Or could it be that he makes a lot of his competition look bad? Well, this is only my opinion! But I will never go so low as to say that I hate a composer. They haven't hurt me in any way, so why should I hate them?
They're just doin' their job!


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Re: Williams saved film music   Thursday, January 30, 2003 (2:55 p.m.) 

> Well, I know it's your opinion, and I will respect it. But you don't have
> to trash John Williams, and let the world know that you hate him. You're
> not only being disrespectful to JW fans, but also to John Williams
> himself. He deserves respect. After all, he did save symophonic film
> music. I'd rather listen to JAWS or STAR WARS over the Grease soundtrack
> any day. John Williams is, by far, the greatest composer out there right
> now. He's been on top for a good 30 years.
Don't get me wrong. I like
> Howard Shore too, but he hasn't done that much. Sure, he won best score in
> 2001, but the movie was a major contributor to that. You see, sometimes a
> soundtrack is so good, it makes the movie better. And then sometimes the
> movie is really popular, and the music becomes an instant classic. The
> Lord of the Rings was a great movie and soundtrack, but Shore hasn't shown
> this talent in any of his other film scores. On the other hand, John
> Williams continues to show his talent in all of his scores.
Now may I
> ask you, why it is that you Hate John Williams? Is it him you hate, or is
> it his music? Or could it be that he makes a lot of his competition look
> bad? Well, this is only my opinion! But I will never go so low as to say
> that I hate a composer. They haven't hurt me in any way, so why should I
> hate them?
They're just doin' their job!

Personally, I do not see why it isn't possible to appreciate both. Yes, they are both film composers, but both have very different and unique styles. Williams is an orchestrator. Each instrument has its own part and they are all weaved together in intricate ways. His music has been around forever and I do not think there is anyway someone could compete with him. He has his own style and it is, in my opinion, wonderful. The entire world knows his themes. Shore, on the other hand, has more simplistic orchestration, but his strong point seems to be in the areas of extremely powerful themes and melodies and especially choral parts. I have never heard a composer quite use a chorus as effectively as he does. (Note I am not saying "never heard another composer use a chorus well", Williams has indeed done very nice things with a chorus.) Both composers are doing excellent jobs and one has to give them both credit. Film composing is certainly not easy.


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Re: John Williams   Saturday, September 6, 2003 (5:25 a.m.) 

> I am sorry but no matter how hard this guy shore or w/e tries there is no
> way for him to top John Willimas. He has written star wars, harry potter,
> juassic park, home alone, jaws, batman, superman, ET, the winter olympic
> theme, and much more.

Batman: The movie was done by Danny Elfman

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Re: John Williams   Thursday, February 15, 2007 (12:00 a.m.) 

How can anyone think LOTR is the best and JW is the worst? Obviously the person can not hear just the notes, it's all about the movies. JW and Shore are similar in style and pallette. What the hell? Its like people who think Mozart is the best but Haydn is the worst ever. Or people who like te color light blue, but hate the color light, light blue. You are an idiot.



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