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

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All these anti-Hornerists, go home!
• Posted by: David Pintado   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Thursday, April 11, 2002, at 10:23 p.m.
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I am tired of large quantities of people writing posts, stating how they can't stand Horner and his repetitions. Fine. He's used some of his earlier thematic work and has incorporated it in his others. So, what? The point is, his music is the only music in a movie that have really created a lot of emotional response from. People keep praising John Williams, stating he's the greatest, he's the best. Sure he's good to fulfill that emotion where upbeat, happy type of music is needed. Adventurous and heroic. However, real life isn't full of the good guys always winning. I dunno. I just feel like Horner's music is a little more down to earth, in that I can find a lot of personal emotions that are supplemented with his music. Perhaps it is because I am an actor and roles that are created to express one in adventure, wonderment etc. is only a facade. Relating to something truly emotional and not so surface is what I find in a Horner score. There is something truly moving in his style, despite the is repetition.

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