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• Posted by: Amuro
• Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2003, at 6:04 p.m.
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• In Response to: Re: Radio (Mike Skerritt)

> Let's say you write for a magazine. At the core you're a good writer. You
> have a way with words. Maybe early on in your career you wrote an
> inventive and brilliant article on a large family of wolves (or whatever,
> it doesn't matter). Basically this article gave you a career at the
> magazine. Although you're still writing for the magazine, you can write
> whatever you want. But you choose to write about the same wolves. For
> every story. You can only stretch the story so many ways. At some point
> you'll end up describing the same things using the same words. Your
> articles will most likely become repetitive and boring. When you've tapped
> at a family of wolves, you'll move on to a family of coyotes. Or hyenas.
> Or leopards. It doesn't much matter. You'll probably have a lot of readers
> who criticize you for any number of reasons (selling out, being overrated,
> writing crap, etc.) From an objective standpoint, you wouldn't be a very
> good writer. At least not a very original one.

> As a reader, why should I waste my time with a writer who's constantly
> spilling out the same exact story again and again? I'd rather go off and
> read someone who, even if he always writes with a similar style, always
> finds something fresh to write about, something I haven't read before.

> As a former Horner-phile, his output frustrates the hell out of me. I
> don't think I'm asking too much for someone who was once so promising and
> creative to challenge himself. Maybe reinvent himself. He's 50 now. It
> doesn't look like that will ever happen.

> Slainte,

Ah, it all seems to make a hell of a lot more sense now, thanks. I am a huge fan of Horner, and to be quite honest, I find more repetetive nature in the scores of Williams (E.X. the spider theme from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and the Raptor theme from Jurassic Park). But I recently did buy "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" and I can notice many of the Horner themes sticking out. Well, thank you

Amuro (who learns more and more, thanks to people like you )

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  • Radio  (5318 views)
       Amuro - Tuesday, November 11, 2003, at 2:36 p.m.
    •    Re: Radio  (4942 views)
         Mike Skerritt - Wednesday, November 12, 2003, at 8:04 a.m.
      •      Re: Radio  (5022 views)    We're Here
           Amuro - Wednesday, November 12, 2003, at 6:04 p.m.
        •    Re: Radio  (5539 views)
             Mike Skerritt - Thursday, November 13, 2003, at 6:41 a.m.
          •    Re: Radio  (5140 views)
               Amuro - Tuesday, November 18, 2003, at 2:26 p.m.
            •    Re: Radio  (5176 views)
                 Mike Skerritt - Monday, November 24, 2003, at 1:49 p.m.

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