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

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Re: Major Fallacy with Review!
• Posted by: Lucio   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Monday, December 10, 2001, at 3:31 a.m.
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• In Response to: Major Fallacy with Review! (Billy)

> Big fan of the site! Must point out, however, that our friend and humble
> reviewer has made a tremendous error in his comments on BEAUTIFUL MIND by
> Mr. Horner. The Reviewer goes to great lengths to commend Horner's
> stunning prologue from BICENTENNIAL MAN as a marvelously (and rare)
> original composition from his recent output. In fact, this theme was first
> introduced by Horner in his 1993 score SEARCHING FOR BOBBY FISCHER (in
> tracks 2, 12 and most prominently and fully halfway thru track 6
> "Josh's First Lesson").

> While I don't doubt that Horner has used this theme to great effect in
> this BEAUTIFUL MIND, I did wish to clarify that its first appearance was
> not in BICENTENNIAL MAN. That having been said, I wonder, then what, if
> anything the Reviewer finds to be worthwhile about the BM (no pun
> intended) score.

> Best,
Miami, FL

Hi Billy

In fact, that theme has its origins in 1992 Sneakers, and till now it has appeared in Sneakers, Searching For Bobby Fischer and Bicentennial Man.

But hearing the first sound clip (I still haven't the cd), it seems on A Beautiful Mind Horner uses the same percussion as on BM, it seems the same as on BM but now the 3 note motif is performed Charlotte's voice.

That percussive intrumentation heard on BM and A Beautiful Mind is different as heard on Sneakers and Bobby Fischer, so probably that's why the reviewer only compares this theme with BM.


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       Billy - Monday, December 10, 2001, at 12:53 a.m.
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         Claud - Monday, December 10, 2001, at 5:49 a.m.
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         Lucio - Monday, December 10, 2001, at 3:31 a.m.

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