Call me nuts, but I've always thought the two-note motif is slightly reminiscent of Dvorak's Ninth Symphony. What's funny, I knew the score's theme before I heard Dvorak. When I heard the Dvorak my initial reaction was that HE ripped it off from WILLIAMS?
> Before you all get over excited about the orginality of William's two note
> theme listen agin the Franz Waxman's "Dr.Jeckle and Mr. Hyde"
> score and you will find exactly the same gesture and interval, used for a
> very similar purpose.