Posted by: Doug <Send E-Mail> Date: Monday, January 5, 2004, at 1:58 p.m. IP Address: 126.96.36.199.charter-stl.com
In Response to:
> 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.