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How long did it take Horner

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Michael Lewis
How long did it take Horner   Tuesday, July 2, 2002 (6:58 p.m.) 

How long did it take James Horner to complete this score. I would appreaciate it very much thanks.

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Re: How long did it take Horner   Thursday, August 1, 2002 (6:07 a.m.) 

> How long did it take James Horner to complete this score. I would
> appreaciate it very much thanks.

Horner wrote the score in only 10 days!!

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Re: How long did it take Horner   Tuesday, August 20, 2002 (3:17 p.m.) 

I've never heard of anyone completing a two-hour score in only 10 (!!!) days, and therefore I have great doubts that Horner was the first one who did it. Quite to the contrary - to my knowledge, after the release of the movie got postponed and scheduled for November 1st, Horner got another four working months to complete his work. Orchestrators usually get from six to nine weeks to write the orchestrations, which would mean that in 10 days they complete only about one fifth of the entire score. The only time they usually don't get more than 10 days is the time of the very first theme developing, where they just go through the process of coming up with the melodies and making raw skethes of instrumentation.

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Re: How long did it take Horner   Wednesday, August 21, 2002 (9:06 a.m.) 

It's true! I heard it on the radio, I read it a book and I saw it on the internet! I'm not lying!! Oh yeah, he wrote the main themes in just one night! Is that amazing or what?

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Re: How long did it take Horner   Wednesday, August 21, 2002 (1:46 p.m.) 

No, I'm not saying you're lying, I'm just saying that it's utterly impossible and that it's mistaken information. I've read about three or four interviews with Horner on the internet where he is talking about his work on Titanic and explains the process of months and months of creative work. He talks about how "Southampton" was the very first cue he wrote, than how he developed the main love theme, then how he first wanted the end titles of the movie to be typical "end titles" and how he then changed his mind and decided that it should be a song, then how he secretly met with the crew who he wanted to make a demo of the song with, then how he, through months of work, met with Cameron every second day and etc. You can look up for it and see for yourself, there are many interviews with him on the subject of Titanic, and I've read them all. What "10 days" meant is only "to write and develop all the themes". Yes, that may have taken 10 days. But the very process of "writing" took months. I don't know if you've ever witnessed an orchestrator working, or if you've ever at least talked to one about the process of scoring. Every single one of them will tell you the same: Saying that a human being can score a three hour movie epic in 10 days is like saying that you can come to L.A. from New York in one day by running. But, than again, maybe Horner is not a human being. The way his music sounds, to me personally, I could assume that he is not.

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Re: How long did it take Horner   Monday, April 14, 2003 (7:25 p.m.) 

> No, I'm not saying you're lying, I'm just saying that it's utterly
> impossible and that it's mistaken information. I've read about three or
> four interviews with Horner on the internet where he is talking about his
> work on Titanic and explains the process of months and months of creative
> work. He talks about how "Southampton" was the very first cue he
> wrote, than how he developed the main love theme, then how he first wanted
> the end titles of the movie to be typical "end titles" and how
> he then changed his mind and decided that it should be a song, then how he
> secretly met with the crew who he wanted to make a demo of the song with,
> then how he, through months of work, met with Cameron every second day and
> etc. You can look up for it and see for yourself, there are many
> interviews with him on the subject of Titanic, and I've read them all.
> What "10 days" meant is only "to write and develop all the
> themes". Yes, that may have taken 10 days. But the very process of
> "writing" took months. I don't know if you've ever witnessed an
> orchestrator working, or if you've ever at least talked to one about the
> process of scoring. Every single one of them will tell you the same:
> Saying that a human being can score a three hour movie epic in 10 days is
> like saying that you can come to L.A. from New York in one day by running.
> But, than again, maybe Horner is not a human being. The way his music
> sounds, to me personally, I could assume that he is not.
Finally someone else who thinks that Horner is a God. He is, judging by this score and every other score i have heard. I am constantly made fun of for listining to this music but with music like this don't care.

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