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

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Re: All these anti-Hornerists, go home!
• Posted by: vernal   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Saturday, June 7, 2003, at 12:16 p.m.
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• In Response to: All these anti-Hornerists, go home! (David Pintado)

You must stop comparing Horner to Williams. Both of them have different technical styles. Williams work in everything. Scientifc-Ficition, Drama, Adventure ...
But Horner'scores is more sensitive than Williams(except Schindler's List and Saving Private Ryan witch was impressively).

But we can't forget the Williams's contribution for the spread of soundtrack. Thanks to him, today we can find more easily soundtrack cd's.

Of course Horner's his credit. Titanic and Braveheart scores, was compared to Dr. Zhivago for its popularity between non-soundtrack-fans.

One more thing. The Academy was always injustice with Both Horner and Williams.
Scores like A Beautiful Mind, Glory, Braveheart, Cath me if you can, Saving private Ryan, Home Alone didn't receive the award and it's the most mistake of Academy Awards.

> 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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