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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: Jon Williams   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2001, at 11:15 p.m.
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• In Response to: Re: Schindler's? No. History? Yes! (Jonathan Broxton)

> As one of Horner's most ardent fans, and having heard every single one of
> Horner's released scores to date, I can categorically tell you that
> Horner's EATG theme is NOT based on Schindler's List OR a Jewish folk
> song. It's a reworking of his own "Heritage of the Wolf" theme
> from Balto, which was itself originally derived from a piece by Mahler (I
> forget which one).

> The connotations here are to do with Russia, not Judaism... in Balto, the
> main character was a Russian husky dog/wolf thing, and Horner seemingly
> felt that the style of writing he used to depict the wolf's heritage would
> also be the correct way to depict the Russian beauty Tania in EATG (it is
> her "theme" that's causing all the controversy".

> Hope this makes sense.

BAM! HA HA!!! yeah i noticed this too just today i was listening to balto and out of the blue something sounded like EATG! SWEET!!!!
> Jonathan

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