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Comments about the soundtrack for Enemy at the Gates (James Horner)

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Re: Trumpet motif
• Posted by: Bryant Hinkle Opeil   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Thursday, June 28, 2001, at 8:34 p.m.
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• In Response to: Trumpet motif (Diego)

> That 4-note trumpet motif is driving me crazy. We hear it again, again and
> again. Why??? Why??? Why??? Is Horner suffering from a lack of
> creativity????!!!!

If you want to know why it is simple. James Horner does not fear taking music that he has already written and reworking it. He's unique in the fact that he takes a known theme and puts it in a different contex. I don't know why it is driving you crazy. John Williams does much the same. He uses his Raiders of the Lost ark fight music in almost every movie. Michael Kamen....he's the real problem. His them for From the Earth to the Moon was nothing more than a poorly reworked Robin Hood theme. He uses the Die hard music in about everything he does and he has been known to use some of Horner's material. The thing you need to understand about James Horner is that he does not repeat himself to drive you crazy...he reworks his material to show you that his music is able to expand upon any movie at any time. So if the four note motif is driving you crazy just stop listening to it. Thanks

Comments in this Thread:     Expand >>
  • What?? It's the same music over again!  (6963 views)
       Levente Benedek - Friday, May 11, 2001, at 9:27 a.m.
    •    Trumpet motif  (7072 views)
         Diego - Monday, May 14, 2001, at 7:48 p.m.
      •      Re: Trumpet motif  (7382 views)    We're Here
           Bryant Hinkle Opeil - Thursday, June 28, 2001, at 8:34 p.m.
        •    Re: Trumpet motif  (6911 views)
             Stefan - Wednesday, August 8, 2001, at 9:52 p.m.
    •    Recy-killed by his own themes  (6709 views)
         curufinwe - Tuesday, July 17, 2001, at 6:52 a.m.

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