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

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Re: Schindler's? No. History? Yes!
• Posted by: JnB   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Thursday, April 25, 2002, at 2:20 p.m.
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• In Response to: Re: Schindler's? No. History? Yes! (Tim Perrine)

Before I throw in my two cent, I figured i might as well say that I found another instance of Horner using the Schindler's List in a massively popular work. In the "Re-Entry & Splashdown" track of Apollo 13 from 2:52-3:00 the theme is clearly stated in a very similar way to EATG. The theme is also used from 3:16 for about ten seconds before it trails off into underscore. Now then...

I think that, in a way, this isn't serious plagiarism because it's used to create the atmosphere. I think it's very possible (maybe probable) that Horner threw it in to stir up the memories the audience had about the movie Schindler's List and consider EATG to be similarly emotional. I think it was just an old trick of referencing another, memorable piece to enhance the audience's view of the on-screen image.

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