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Comments about the soundtrack for Home Alone (John Williams)

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all music is technically "stolen"
• Posted by: SteveS012   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Friday, December 9, 2005, at 3:01 a.m.
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• In Response to: Setting the Traps cue is stolen... (tim)

> ...stolen from Victor Strauss and his 3rd Movement of Vienna from 1886!
> John Williams is a hack, as always it is!!

There are only so many notes, and so many combinations and chords....
You could probably trace everything back and say it's derived from something else.... even Strauss.

The point is, when you hear a John Williams score, you KNOW it is John Williams, he has a magic style that touches emotions and goes straight to your heart like NO ONE else can.
When you hear music from him, you automatically know it's a John Williams score because it does this.

Sure you could try to break it down to certain chord and melody progressions or whatever, but all music is math.... John Williams makes it something way more, more than any other composer in the history of mankind, in my opinion.

Obviously the world agrees with me. Check the top films of all time....despite having entirely different directors and crews and such, the one thing they have in common is John Williams. From E.T., to Star Wars, to Jaws, to Home Alone, to Harry Potter, etc., etc.

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