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Comments about the soundtrack for A Beautiful Mind (James Horner)

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Re: Horner IS a really THIEF!!!
• Posted by: Ommadawn   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Saturday, January 3, 2004, at 5:44 a.m.
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• In Response to: Horner IS a really THIEF!!! (Paul)

>Horner IS a really THIEF!!

So is Williams, and so is Goldsmith at times. But we dont have to use such a harsh word. All film composers have written works heavily influenced by Classical pieces. Listen to "Making the plane" from William's "Home Alone", and you may aswell be listening to the Nutracker Suite. They've also used their own material in later films. Yet,Home Alone is one of my favourite Williams scores. Why you ask?. Well,because it works extremely well. The idea is to write music that works well for a movie and helps it. Not to make sure that you please ranting and raving score fans out there,by never repeating yourself or re-using a formula. They've got more important work to do,than making sure they dont offend you by using their own material now and again,or writing scores heavily influenced by existing works. This must be realized. The fact that material and certain formulas are used several times is nothing to do with deliberately going out to "decieve" audiences or anything. If it works, then they will use it several times. I often hear this accusation against Horner when they hear his older scores like "Brainstorm". They rant that he's just using his old material. He was'nt then. He was creating new material. Horner does often re-use forumlas, but why people get so angry about it is beyond my understanding. Just chill out a bit.

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