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

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Stealing Schindler's List!
• Posted by: Harvey Lime   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Sunday, November 4, 2001, at 5:29 p.m.
• IP Address: cpe-61-9-175-53.vic.bigpond.net.au
• In Response to: The music (Ian)

The review just posted is rather interesting...
I try to keep in mind that I must judge the score on its functionality within the film, and as a CD listening experience... regardless of how much he has borrowed from his previous scores.
But I cannot forgive the theft of other peoples music... no matter how popular of unpopular it may be.

This one is a doosy! As Horner has not directly taken this theme from Schindler's List.
The main theme you hear in Enemy At The Gates is actually a small theme used in the "Re-Entry/Splashdown" cue of Apollo 13.
Now... THIS was taken almost directly from Schindler's List... but I guess because it was a different subject, few people noticed.
So do we criticise Enemy of stealing from Schindler? Or do we merely accuse Horner from stealing his own reworking of a theme he stole previously???????

In any case... I think Enemy At The Gates is a great listen! And it has had more playing time in my system(s) than many of John Williams scores... that's for sure!

- H.




Comments in this Thread:     Expand >>
  • The music  (4283 views)
       annie - Monday, April 16, 2001, at 4:26 p.m.
    •    The music  (4214 views)
         Ian - Saturday, October 27, 2001, at 2:42 p.m.
      •      Stealing Schindler's List!  (4295 views)    We're Here
           Harvey Lime - Sunday, November 4, 2001, at 5:29 p.m.
      •    Re: Oi! listen to..  (4074 views)
           Josh - Sunday, November 4, 2001, at 11:27 p.m.


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