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Comments about the soundtrack for Titanic (James Horner)
Boring score.

Marek
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Marek
Boring score.   Monday, March 15, 2004 (3:05 a.m.) 

The same theme goes on and on... Horner's score is so artificial that it doesn't awake any emotions. And those pipes AGAIN(!).

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Trevor Jensen
One more thing.   Monday, March 15, 2004 (3:23 a.m.) 

A just read Mr Zachary Behrendt's review of this score and I totally agree with him!!! Synthesized music, bagpipes, Horner don't give a about the movie, he just wants his music to sound VERY COOL. But, I hate this movie so that's not a big problem in this case. The movie is without any emotions, just like Horner's music. It's a well packed, money-making product. James Horner is false, his a pretender. He's non-original, he's a thief. His music is empty, It just sounds nice. Well, correct me, it TRIES to sound nice.


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Re: One more thing.   Tuesday, June 29, 2004 (5:17 p.m.) 

I couldn't agree more with Zachary Behrendt's review - I absolutely hate Titanic, and unlike most other film score fans, I hardly like anything that Horner has ever done.

Synthesizers and metal clangs - those 2 things drive me mad when I listen to anything by him. I've heard Zimmer use a metal clang in Gladiator (it appears once in 'The Battle'), but Mr Horner sees fit to use it absolutely every time his music reaches any kind of height - it totally detracts from the music. And as for synthesizers, I cannot believe he used them completely outright in Titanic, couldn't he have used some kind of normal instrument instead?

What amazes me even more is that he re-uses his own material to incredible lengths and yet still has a huge following. Many other a-list composers don't have the same fanbase but at least they have the talent to write original material! Horner seems to re-use slightly altered themes all the time - can't the guy write something new occasionally?

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Re: One more thing.   Thursday, May 25, 2006 (11:28 p.m.) 

I don't hate the score, but think it's waaay overrated. Wooh! James Horner is so great! Let's applaud him, and while we're at it, get Celine Dion to sing the repeatative stuff over again, and get some money off of her hit! He's so full of s***...

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Re: One more thing.   Sunday, October 9, 2005 (10:32 p.m.) 

> A just read Mr Zachary Behrendt's review of this score and I totally agree
> with him!!! Synthesized music, bagpipes, Horner don't give a about the
> movie, he just wants his music to sound VERY COOL. But, I hate this movie
> so that's not a big problem in this case. The movie is without any
> emotions, just like Horner's music. It's a well packed, money-making
> product. James Horner is false, his a pretender. He's non-original, he's a
> thief. His music is empty, It just sounds nice. Well, correct me, it TRIES
> to sound nice.

Sorry, but I cannot agree with you. Horner used the synthesizers to have an effect of going back in time to when the Titanic was born. I think you may be to harsh. Listen to #7 again. Especially at 4 minutes,20 seconds. Can't you feel the panic in the workers trying to escape?

Oh, and if you read the history of the the passengers aboard the Titanic, you would read how a lot of the lower third class people like Jack, were from Ireland. Though he was not. I kind of think of the bagpipe solo on #1 to be ready to put back in time to the era of the Titanic. Also, in #8, the emotion is pure sadness as he captivates the seperation between two people in love, and the constant struggle to not let go at about a minute fourty. Horners music is pretty full of emotion, especially in #5 as he captures the majesty of the Titanic's size and the celebration by the onlookers and the passengers.

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