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Comments about the soundtrack for A.I. (John Williams)

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Re: Williams had been overrated again.
• Posted by: MeloManiac
• Date: Monday, August 6, 2001, at 7:16 a.m.
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• In Response to: Williams had been overrated again. (Levente Benedek)

> I have to say that John Williams always has a chance for an Oscar
> nomination even if he makes the worst music of the year. I think the
> Academy is overrating his works everytime. Like for AMISTAD or JFK. He
> made a very good theme for booth but the rest of it... When I first heard
> THE PATRIOT I knew that it will have a nomination because it has a very
> good music (which you can hear at the end credits, on the CD is "The
> Patriot Reprise") in only six minutes. SAVING PRIVATE RYAN is also
> the worst from 1998. Only "Hymn To The Fallen" is good. The rest
> of the music is the same every time: drums, solo trumpet. I think it was
> too monotonous. Like I sad he always makes a good opening or hymn or a
> great theme for each his films and that is why he has been nominated in
> almost every year. I don't know why he had nominations for such films
> like: NIXON, SABRINA, ROSEWOOD, and HOME ALONE. There is Hans Zimmer, Alan
> Silvestri and Jammes Newton Howard who are as good as Williams but they
> don't have mor than 30 Oscar nomination. For A.I. he had made a very good
> theme again, which you can also hear in the song. Which is very good and I
> hope the song will have an Oscar not the music. Because the music is an
> everage at it's best.

Well geeeee - maybe he gets nominated because his music serves the music incredibly well in 99% of his scores? Williams is NOT overrated - hes just a genius..

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