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Comments about the soundtrack for Braveheart (James Horner)

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Re: Dont be an idiot
• Posted by: Janice Elleray   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Monday, March 17, 2008, at 6:05 p.m.
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• In Response to: Re: Dont be an idiot (roybatty)

> You're leaving out Aliens and Gayaneh (Khakachurian), and Titanic:
> Southampton and "Book of Days" by Enya from Far and Away
> (although this was frankly an improvement if you ask me). But, really, is
> that the lot? I don't think that there is more there than what John
> Williams, Hans Zimmer or Howard Shore have pinched for their scores. Take
> Williams for example:

> -Star Wars Theme - King's Row (Korngold)

> -Resistence Theme - Dukas, The Sorcerer's Apprentice

> -Darth Vader Theme - Chopin, Funeral March (not fully identical, but

> close enough)

> -The Throne Room - Elgar, Pomp and Circumstance Marches

> -Duel of the Fates - Dvorak's Ninth, Third Movement + Sibelius's Second,

> Fourth Movement

> -Schindler's List - Mahler, Symphony No. 8

> -Jaws Shark Theme - Dvorak's 9th, Movement 4

> Out to Sea Theme - "Peter and the Wolf", Prokofiev

> -Jurassic Park - Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in D. (Tweaked and slow

> down the tempo.)

> I could probably go on by saying that the E.T. Theme is taken from
> Dvorak's Dumky Trio but I have only read about this on another board and
> haven't actually heared that piece. Wouldn't surprise me if it were
> true,though. Also, Horner isn't the only one to have pinched from The
> Planets: the battle/war music in Zimmer's Gladiator borrows wholesale from
> the "Mars" section, and I also noticed that the "History of
> the Ring Theme" from Howard Shore's Lord of the Rings closely
> resembles the main motif in "Venus, Bringer of Peace". This
> latter is seldom, if ever, mentioned anywhere. But perhaps the line of
> influence goes back further than Holst.

I've just listened to the funeral march and to be frank, I've got no idea what you're talking about. Dath Vader's Theme? I take it you're talking about the Imperial March - it sounds nothing like it in any way shape or form. It's playing now!!

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