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Re: parallax game music in LOTR
• Posted by: Chris the White   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Sunday, February 10, 2002, at 10:53 a.m.
• IP Address: ua60d2hel.dial.kolumbus.fi
• In Response to: parallax game music in LOTR (Joern Philipp)

> Hi everybody,

> it is only me or did someone else notice that Howard Shore used a theme
> used for a computer game for the C64 as the theme for the 'Black Riders'.
>
It can be heard on the CD on tracks 5, 6, and 7 -shortly before the
> chorus starts singing..
The name of the game was Parallax, a sci-fi
> adventure and the score was composed by the famous Martin Galway. In the
> beginning you can hear an 8 note motif - it is exactly the same as Shores
> motif. Nevertheless, if coincidence or not it sounds awesome in the
> movie...
Joern

LOL!!! Dude, as far fetched as this sounds it does sound similar. I just searched and found a version of this tune.
It's right there in the beginning. Somehow it sounds familiar and makes you wanna start that choir chanting :-) But I hightly doubt that Howard Shore deliberately would have used a theme from a Commodore 64 game :-) Consider this the most peculiar coincidence.
Check it out here:



Parallax



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