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Recycled music...again

Doug
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Alice Keymer
Recycled music...again   Friday, October 3, 2003 (3:03 p.m.) 

Has anyone noticed how much John Williams is repeting music in sequels? He did it in Home Alone2, Attack of the Clones, and now with Chamber of secrets. Is Williams slowing down? He never seems to repeat music with Spielberg sequels: Temple of Doom, Last Crusade, and The Lost World. Don't get me wrong COS had many great new themes; I just hope he doesn't recycle music with Prisoner of Azkaban.

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Re: Recycled music...again   Saturday, October 4, 2003 (5:24 a.m.) 

> Has anyone noticed how much John Williams is repeting music in sequels? He
> did it in Home Alone2, Attack of the Clones, and now with Chamber of
> secrets. Is Williams slowing down? He never seems to repeat music with
> Spielberg sequels: Temple of Doom, Last Crusade, and The Lost World. Don't
> get me wrong COS had many great new themes; I just hope he doesn't recycle
> music with Prisoner of Azkaban.

You obviously failed to notice that the score was adapted by William Ross. Meaning that Williams' schedule was full, so after writing the new themes he hired Ross to fill the gaps, hence the recycling. I'm sure John will have all the time he needs to produce the best score yet, so don't worry.

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Doug
Hang On!!!   Tuesday, December 23, 2003 (2:47 a.m.) 

> You obviously failed to notice that the score was adapted by William Ross.
> Meaning that Williams' schedule was full, so after writing the new themes
> he hired Ross to fill the gaps, hence the recycling. I'm sure John will
> have all the time he needs to produce the best score yet, so don't worry.

It is obvious why John Williams 'recycles' his themes, although I think that is a very inappropriate way of characterizing Williams' ingenious composing. They are SEQUELS. Don't tell me people didn't hear the famous Indiana Jones Fanfare in the sequels or the Star Wars Fanfare or the Jurrasic Park Fanfare. If old themes don't return in sequels, it does not feel like a sequel. So, Williams' 'recycling' is actually necessary. Just my opinion.

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Re: Hang On!!!   Monday, January 5, 2004 (1:58 p.m.) 

> It is obvious why John Williams 'recycles' his themes, although I think
> that is a very inappropriate way of characterizing Williams' ingenious
> composing. They are SEQUELS. Don't tell me people didn't hear the famous
> Indiana Jones Fanfare in the sequels or the Star Wars Fanfare or the
> Jurrasic Park Fanfare. If old themes don't return in sequels, it does not
> feel like a sequel. So, Williams' 'recycling' is actually necessary. Just
> my opinion.

I know he uses old themes, but I'm saying he recycled old music. For example the second half of track 15 on the Sorcerer's Stone soundtrack is almost exactly the same as track 15 on the Chamber of Secrets soundtrack, and that's just one example. I love how he mixes new and old themes in sequels, though. And I understand he was extremely busy in 2002.

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Re: Hang On!!!   Wednesday, January 7, 2004 (1:37 a.m.) 

Sorry, I was wrong. Every note you hear in the movie was composed by John Williams. The things you are referring to as 'recycled' are actually recycled. Williams composed as much as he could under his schedule and Ross was hired to fill the gaps with music from the first film. Sorry about the snap at you, I was wrong :P

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Re: Recycled music...again   Monday, February 9, 2004 (4:28 p.m.) 

Are you having a laugh! Temple Of Doom has loads of new themes. The main theme is in the sequels so what. Do you expect him to write a brand new theme for every sequel? Last Crusade was also different, again the main theme was used. "Marion's Theme" isn't in either, neither is "The Warehouse" The opening scenes music in Hawiaii are different. As for the Star Wars Sequels. Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones are absolutely nothing at all like the original three films.

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