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Comments about the soundtrack for Minority Report (John Williams)

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Re: MR sounds like a mixture of the latest JW scores...and nobody cares!
• Posted by: fontinau   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Monday, June 17, 2002, at 9:17 a.m.
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• In Response to: Re: MR sounds like a mixture of the latest JW ... (juju-bean)


> Just out of curiousity... have either of you, who are so quick to cry
> self-plagiarism, even heard the score?

I haven't. Maybe I should have added a disclaimer to my post: "IF what Ethan says is ture, THEN this will be John William's third self-ripoff in a row".

> I haven't really heard anything written
> by Williams in which he recycles actual Thematic Material, but please show
> me where I'm wrong...

Try listening to the Harry Potter aoundtrack sometime. The main theme is lifted directly from Schindler's List (of all things!).Also, the Phantom Menace score took some passages from Jurassic Park, but that's a minor quibble.

> Of course, I have nothing against Goldsmith But, I still don't see how
> Williams is like Horner.

Not stylistically like Horner (although they do both tend to unsubtley beat listeners over the head with their motifs). Williams is becoming like Horner in that he is walking down the same self-plagiarizing path that Horner has been on since the early 90s.

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