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

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Schindler's? No. History? Yes!
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• Posted by: Brendan Anderson   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Saturday, March 17, 2001, at 5:51 a.m.
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Just wanted to clear up/put to rest the whole "Horner using part of Schindler's list" thing. Williams at one point after writing Schindler's list said the theme was largely based on an old Jewish folk much or how little it's "based" I don't know, BUT this does bring up an interesting point then. All three main characters in Enemy at the Gates are Jewish. Now, if you were James Horner, you needed a quiet theme for your main characters, the quiet theme is supposed to represent the charcters' personal feelings and struggles, AND the characters are all Jewish, wouldn't you think it would be a good idea to pick a theme that was 1)based on a Jewish folk tune, and 2)was (because of Schinlder's) recognized by almost everyone in the world as having "Jewish" connotations?

This is not a "rip-off"...this was a well informed and smart decision on the composer's part.


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