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Comments about the soundtrack for Titanic (James Horner)

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Re: Titanic Score
• Posted by: Trevor   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Thursday, January 31, 2008, at 4:25 p.m.
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• In Response to: Titanic Score (Mark)

> I must perhaps agree with the earlier donated review, though perhaps not
> quite as vehemently. This is, in my opinion, not one of Horner's better
> scores. Now Horner is very, very, very far from my favorite composer, but
> I take out Legends of the Fall, Glory, the Mask of Zorro, Willow, and a
> few others occasionally to listen to. It does, also, bother me the
> repitition of style that Horner seems to covet--especially the bagpipe
> theme. Do any great composers add obnoxious pipes to their scores? No.
> There is a difference between style and repitition.

> A majority of the underscore in Titanic is remarkable repetitive in
> addition. The theme is at least somewhat appealing the first time, but
> it relentlessly attempts to wheedle us into screaming out "Enough of
> the damn theme!"

> I think what Horner seriously needs is a new idea. Granted, he has had a
> few since the beginning of his scoring career, but they have all been
> repeated in later scores to the extent that we say "Titanic" is
> a mix between Braveheart (which in turn was a mix of earlier scores) and
> Willow, but without the exotic full-sound elegance that Willow had.

> And about Celine Dion's song, I have merely to say that it is mildly
> entertaining the first few times. Then it becomes an obnoxious insult to
> all filmscores that are good. Surely, Dion's performance of the song isn't
> what I dislike; it is that it is the exact same theme as the rest of the
> score. Which, in turn, is a complex mixing of other scores.

> I propose that Horner should stop writing new scores, he should merely
> splice together old ones (though I suppose that is what he is already
> doing).

> In conclusion I must say that "My Heart Will Go On" more easily
> without hearing this score any more.

> P.S. I have to say to the earlier review: You are not the only one who
> dislikes this score.

> In film: ***
> On Soundtrack: **

I don't know if people can understand that if they are to write music, there are so many repeats that Williams does, and that Howard does, and the same with Shore. The people that hate the score hate it because they hate Horner personally. What ever happened to sold, un-biased reviews?
There are only a few notes in a scale, and only a couple hundred rythems in music, maybe a couple of you Horner haters should take a music class about music!

Comments in this Thread:     Expand >>
  • Titanic Score  (12859 views)
       Mark - Thursday, January 24, 2002, at 3:30 p.m.
    •      Re: Titanic Score  (6131 views)    We're Here
         Trevor - Thursday, January 31, 2008, at 4:25 p.m.
    •    Re: Titanic Score  (5894 views)
         mark premo - Tuesday, June 13, 2006, at 9:30 a.m.

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