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

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Re: Stealing Schindler's List!
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• Posted by: Josh
• Date: Sunday, November 4, 2001, at 11:21 p.m.
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• In Response to: Stealing Schindler's List! (Harvey Lime)

> 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.

I'm the guy who did the review. Hi. Yeah, I know that bit was from Apollo 13,
but it only occured like once, and I forgot to mention it, oh well. It isn't
a direct copy from Schindler's List I don't think. And having just listened to both scores back to back this afternoon, I really don't see the problem at all. One is lush and romantic (horner), the other is respectful and depressing (Williams), but both are great IMHO.

Comments in this Thread:     Expand >>
  • The music  (4334 views)
       annie - Monday, April 16, 2001, at 4:26 p.m.
    •    The music  (4261 views)
         Ian - Saturday, October 27, 2001, at 2:42 p.m.
      •    Stealing Schindler's List!  (4342 views)
           Harvey Lime - Sunday, November 4, 2001, at 5:29 p.m.
        •    Re: Stealing Schindler's List!  (3970 views)
             Sean Raduechel - Monday, November 26, 2001, at 1:23 p.m.
        •      Re: Stealing Schindler's List!  (3992 views)    We're Here
             Josh - Sunday, November 4, 2001, at 11:21 p.m.
      •    Re: Oi! listen to..  (4127 views)
           Josh - Sunday, November 4, 2001, at 11:27 p.m.

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