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Re: Suprising response
• Posted by: CS^TBL
• Date: Thursday, February 16, 2006, at 5:33 a.m.
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• In Response to: Suprising response (Matt)

> I'm shocked at the response this score has received.

The problem I have with Horner is that it looks like he isn't even going to bother to try something new. It's lazyness. There're so many musical ways to go, why does he stick to his usual welknown path?
'Borrowing' from himself or even other composers is also incredibally n00b, there're plenty o' examples where he takes pieces almost 1:1 from other (film-)composers. Try 'Land Before Time', and compare it with the classical piece 'Peter and the Wolf', the outcome is shocking!
So, that's why I wondered in the other topic, below: what's he gonna compose in 2026? The same ol' stuff again?

> We must learn to overlook his flaws and just enjoy the music for what it
> is. James Horner is miles away from the finest of composers throughout
> history but his music is still enjoyable.

Yes, the album on its own is easily four stars yeah. But in terms of "how much new material does it offer to an already large collection of Horner OST's", it's all very FRISBEE'ish.. You could own 5 OST's from the man, and basically have all the source material he did sofar!

Comments in this Thread:     Expand >>
  • Suprising response  (3699 views)
       Matt - Wednesday, February 15, 2006, at 3:21 p.m.
    •    Re: Suprising response  (3280 views)
         B - Thursday, February 16, 2006, at 3:54 p.m.
    •      Re: Suprising response  (3225 views)    We're Here
         CS^TBL - Thursday, February 16, 2006, at 5:33 a.m.
    •    Re: Suprising response  (3362 views)
         Eric - Wednesday, February 15, 2006, at 7:12 p.m.

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