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Comments about the soundtrack for The Land Before Time (James Horner)

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Re: Classical Inspiration?
• Posted by: Glass
• Date: Wednesday, September 29, 2010, at 4:28 p.m.
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• In Response to: Classical Inspiration? (ssquared)

> Anyone else think this soundtrack sounds INCREDIBLY similar to Prokofiev's
> "Peter and the Wolf." Not only is a lot of the instrumentation
> similar, but there is one part in "The Rescue & Discovery of the
> Great Valley" that is totally ripped off a Wolf theme from "P
> & W." Crazy shiz, man.

Although I'm very "anti-Horner", I think there is actually a valid reason for his selection. That part in the movie when they are luring sharptooth in a trap MIRRORS the characters in Peter and the Wolf. Little foot is peter (who comes up with the plan), Spike is the cat, Ducky is the duck, Petrie is the bird, and T-Rex is the wolf.

There are technical differences; the bird/Petrie is the one that is suppose to lure T-Rex into the water (not Duckie). As for Sarah, I guess they left out Sarah because she was not present during the planning of the operation.

As for the October Cantata rip (the track is called Victory), I can't justify any artistic reason for choosing that...

Comments in this Thread:     Expand >>
  • Classical Inspiration?  (5624 views)
       ssquared - Thursday, October 23, 2008, at 11:18 p.m.
    •      Re: Classical Inspiration?  (4059 views)    We're Here
         Glass - Wednesday, September 29, 2010, at 4:28 p.m.
    •    Re: Classical Inspiration?  (5130 views)
         Ben - Saturday, November 1, 2008, at 12:51 p.m.

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