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

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Re: FYI, this is "THE" Hornerism
• Posted by: Trevor J.   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Sunday, September 2, 2007, at 9:06 p.m.
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• In Response to: Re: FYI, this is "THE" Hornerism (antizimmerhorner)
• Now Playing: A Beautiful Mind

> 2) Bicentennial
> 3) A Beautiful Mind

> Well, I think the same. I used to like James Horner's Music...but now I
> prefer John Williams (despite he is a thief too! But when he borrows some
> Stravinsky's, Bartok's or Olivier Messiean's music, it is always
> justified.)

> Here are some piece of information about Horner:

> Willow's Theme = Schumann's 3rd Symphony
> Willow's First Track = Mozart's Requiem
> The land Before Time Track 3 = Nuages by Debussy
> Apollo 13's second theme = Appalachian Spring by Copland
> Braveheart+Bicentennial Man climax builder (when Little Miss get married
> and the Robot wears clothes for the first time) = "Jupiter"
> (mes.193) from the Planets by Holst
> etc,etc,etc...when I have time to waste I'll continue this list;)

> Let's sum up:
> Casper=Braveheart=Titanic=other horner's score (same music but dofferent
> covers:)

> John Steven,
> Film music Lover

It is so interesting to hear people criticize James, yet when if the people were to ask Ron Howard and Brian Grazer what they thought of Horner's music, they would back off their comments. In fact, the composer for the little mermaid stole the music from Frank Sinatra's My Way.
I bet if there are any musicians who write music, even they could be criticized for stealing a piece of music, since there are so many songs that have been written today. Bethoveen stole work from himself like Horner did, and so did many of the other composers.
I ask anyone to write "new music" and I bet anyone could call them "stealers". People need to respect the composers and what they have to do in such a limited time and yes, Williams has stolen some of Horner's themes, but I ask the question..."Does it really matter?" The simpsons, Danny Elfmans Theme was stolen from The Jetson's theme opening.
If you are going to criticize Horner about stealing music, criticize everyone writing music today!


Comments in this Thread:     Expand >>
  • FYI, this is "THE" Hornerism  (4128 views)
       Bowie - Thursday, December 2, 2004, at 3:49 a.m.
    •    Re: FYI, this is "THE" Hornerism  (3977 views)
         antizimmerhorner - Sunday, December 5, 2004, at 3:25 p.m.
      •      Re: FYI, this is "THE" Hornerism  (4354 views)    We're Here
           Trevor J. - Sunday, September 2, 2007, at 9:06 p.m.

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