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Comments about the soundtrack for Star Wars: Attack of the Clones (John Williams)

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Re: What if John Williams dies before Episode III?
• Posted by: Allard Vuyk   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2002, at 6:04 a.m.
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• In Response to: Re: What if John Williams dies before Episode ... (D. Davis)

> Regardless of whether James is the best choice of not, George Lucas has
> mentioned publically that he admire's Horner's work and would most
> certainly hire him if John Williams wasn't around. I do like most of
> Horner's original work, and I think that it would be interesting to hear
> his musical take on Star Wars. But besides those points, John is a good
> friend of my family and a nice man. I talked to him and his wife Samantha
> few months ago at the E.T premier and he looks great for a man of 70.

> I certainly hope through the grace of God that he is still with us in
> November 2004-March 05 to complete his six wonderful and enchanting
> masterpieces.

In my opinion, James Horner would be unsuited as a follow up for John Williams. He might be very popular and a gifted composer, but his work does not sound as technically perfect or coherent as Williams. His scores, especially later ones, are increasingly shallow and similar. I would expect him to perform the opening titles with a bagpipe and the credits with some pop song (which `ll sell millions)!

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