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

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• Posted by: Peter   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2001, at 7:51 a.m.
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A quote from the review: "For a long time, film music fans were baffled by the march at the beginning and end of Horner's 1988 flop Red Heat, which featured an adult male and female chorus performing a Russian anthem that sounded much unlike anything else that Horner had recorded since."

Well, it sounds unlike anything Horner has ever done before or since, because it was not written by Horner. Are you surprised? It is a theme by Sergey Prokofiev called "The Philosophers" and it can be found on the album "Cantata For The 20th Anniversary Of The October Revolution." The only changes that Horner made are: he added a few orchestral crashes to emphasize the filmediting and he speeded the whole thing up.

But, it is an excellent piece of music (so is the entire "Cantata") and I was hoping that Horner might use it (or other themes by Prokofiev) again. I am very pleased indeed to read that he did. // Peter.

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