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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: blade runner
• Date: Monday, March 19, 2001, at 10:25 a.m.
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• In Response to: Schindler's? No. History? Yes! (Brendan Anderson)

> 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.

> -Brendan

Now that's just the most ridiculous, straw grasping defense I've heard yet for this score. For crying out loud!

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