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Comments about the soundtrack for Titanic (James Horner)

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Re: Titanic Score
• Posted by: mark premo
• Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2006, at 9:30 a.m.
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• In Response to: Titanic Score (Mark)

They say Vivaldi really wrote one concerto--then re-wrote it dozens of times. Recycling is not a new composition device.

I will take Patrick Doyle's organic, pithy, and sensitive scores any day.

> I must perhaps agree with the earlier donated review, though perhaps not
> quite as vehemently. This is, in my opinion, not one of Horner's better
> scores. Now Horner is very, very, very far from my favorite composer, but
> I take out Legends of the Fall, Glory, the Mask of Zorro, Willow, and a
> few others occasionally to listen to. It does, also, bother me the
> repitition of style that Horner seems to covet--especially the bagpipe
> theme. Do any great composers add obnoxious pipes to their scores? No.
> There is a difference between style and repitition.

> A majority of the underscore in Titanic is remarkable repetitive in
> addition. The theme is at least somewhat appealing the first time,
> but it relentlessly attempts to wheedle us into screaming out "Enough
> of the damn theme!"

> I think what Horner seriously needs is a new idea. Granted, he has had a
> few since the beginning of his scoring career, but they have all been
> repeated in later scores to the extent that we say "Titanic" is
> a mix between Braveheart (which in turn was a mix of earlier scores) and
> Willow, but without the exotic full-sound elegance that Willow had.

> And about Celine Dion's song, I have merely to say that it is mildly
> entertaining the first few times. Then it becomes an obnoxious insult to
> all filmscores that are good. Surely, Dion's performance of the song isn't
> what I dislike; it is that it is the exact same theme as the rest of the
> score. Which, in turn, is a complex mixing of other scores.

> I propose that Horner should stop writing new scores, he should merely
> splice together old ones (though I suppose that is what he is already
> doing).

> In conclusion I must say that "My Heart Will Go On" more easily
> without hearing this score any more.

> P.S. I have to say to the earlier review: You are not the only one who
> dislikes this score.

> In film: ***
On Soundtrack: **

Comments in this Thread:     Expand >>
  • Titanic Score  (12676 views)
       Mark - Thursday, January 24, 2002, at 3:30 p.m.
    •    Re: Titanic Score  (5945 views)
         Trevor - Thursday, January 31, 2008, at 4:25 p.m.
    •      Re: Titanic Score  (5728 views)    We're Here
         mark premo - Tuesday, June 13, 2006, at 9:30 a.m.

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