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Re: Titanic is nothing short of OBNOXIOUS, PLAGIARISTIC, and CHEESY
• Posted by: Danny French   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Friday, September 29, 2006, at 6:13 a.m.
• IP Address: firenat.roehampton.ac.uk
• In Response to: Re: Titanic is nothing short of OBNOXIOUS, PLA... (Amuro)
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> Danny

> Can we say "hypocrite"?

We certainly can, though I fail to see what relevance it has to this discussion. If anybody can be accused of hypocracy, it is Mr Horner himself, who has been quoted a number of times in interviews as despising plagiarism and consciously avoiding it himself, whilst simultaneously recycling the same passages of music, time and time again, across twenty-five years of film scoring.

I apologise for sounding like an arrogant git in my previous post (it was four years ago) but I do maintain Horner is indeed a thief - from himself, from Prokofiev, and from two dozen other composers considerably more talented than he. Anybody who does not spot these thefts is a) not familiar with the stolen works, b) is completely oblivious to flashes of the blinding obvious, or c) is so completely brainwashed by (inexplicable) Horner adoration, that he cannot begin to accept that Horner isn't all he's cracked up to be.

The thefts are at any rate NOT a matter for discussion, or are they a subjective opinion. They are pure physical fact in most cases - the other cases are readily evident to anybody with even a cursory musical education and a mind open enough to accept that Horner has flaws.

Danny




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