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You've been Hornerized

Bill in Maine
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You've been Hornerized   Wednesday, November 19, 2003 (6:43 p.m.) 


I bought the soundtrack based on all the glowing reviews. While it has a few good moments of action writing, this is recycled Horner...a la Enemy at the Gate, 4 Feathers, Beautiful Mind, Windtalkers etc. only with chairs.

I've concluded that Horner has gone from being the John Williams of our generation to the John Barry---all open-ended texture and color, but not much in the way of strong melody. When was the last time you heard a Horner cue that ended with a bang?

Don't believe the 5-star hype above. It's 4 max...I'd give it a 3. Chances are I'll toss one of the action cues on a mix tape, and I'll never pop this in my CD player again. Just like Beautiful Mind, Enemy at the Gate, etc.

For the record, my top Horner classics: Star Trek II, Krull, American Tail, Land Before Time, Titanic, Legends of the Fall, Volunteers, The Dresser.


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Re: You've been Hornerized   Friday, December 12, 2003 (12:21 p.m.) 

It's really funny, because I don't hear any of those scores in this album at all...Using the same instruments does not qualify as "reusing" old score.

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