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Comments about the soundtrack for 1492: Conquest of Paradise (Vangelis)

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Re: Rip-off !!
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• Posted by: Edmund Meinerts   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Saturday, November 21, 2009, at 4:22 a.m.
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• In Response to: Rip-off !! (roybatty)

> The theme in "Gladiator" is such an obvious rip-off of the
> "1492" theme that I cannot believe that it's never ever referred
> to. I've loved Vangelis's score for "1492" ever since 1992 when
> the film was released and am incredibly annoyed that not only did Hans
> Zimmer and co. steal it for "Gladiator", but that the Gladiator
> score is now far more well-known and popular than Vangelis's original
> compositions for "1492". Fact: there is absolutely no justice in
> this world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The only consolation is that Zimmer and Liza
> Gerrard failed to win the "Best Original Score" Oscar in 2001
> that Vangelis deserved to win in 1992 even though he was not even
> nominated. Shame!!

Are you batty, roybatty? Just because both themes are in minor and Gladiator's has a humming choral backing that sounds similar to 1492, doesn't mean Zimmer "stole" Vangelis' theme. Any more than he "stole" Mars from Holst, really, since it's a matter of style and not note-for-note copying.

You want to hear stealing, listen to James Horner, or Tyler Bates' 300.

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  • Rip-off !!  (4459 views)
       roybatty - Sunday, March 4, 2007, at 9:39 a.m.
    •      Re: Rip-off !!  (3624 views)    We're Here
         Edmund Meinerts - Saturday, November 21, 2009, at 4:22 a.m.

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