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Re: Better than Episode IV
• Posted by: Karol   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2005, at 11:53 a.m.
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• In Response to: Re: Better than Episode IV (Dave)

> It's not just better than Episode IV, it's better than almost any score of
> ever made. People love to nitpick at this score, finding anything they can
> to justify why it's not the greatest score ever, but they come off
> sounding bitter. Most of them are Goldsmith/Horner apologists, anyway.

> If James Horner ever came up with an original theme as good, as memorable
> as the Imperial March, Horner fanboys would cream themselves and proclaim
> it the best theme of all time. Williams fans aren't even sure if this is
> his best theme of the early '80s. Put another way: Williams has more
> original themes in this one score than Horner's had in his entire life.

Dave, you have got a serious problem. As I have said before and now you have confirmed it: John Williams writes great themes, as the imperial march. And again, "Williams has more original themes in this one score than Horner's had in his entire life", excellent Dave, you have confirmed the second time what I wrote in my first statement concerning episode IV. Now I can discredit you. I agree, he has written excellent and memorable themes, but that's it, only themes, nothing more. That's why Horner is the better composer to me. Maybe Horner hasn't written as many great themes as Williams has, but they are great. His scores viewed as a whole are more listenable and enjoyable in my opinion than to ones done by Williams.

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