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Comments about the soundtrack for Titanic (James Horner)

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Re: One more thing.
• Posted by: Rich
• Date: Tuesday, June 29, 2004, at 5:17 p.m.
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• In Response to: One more thing. (Marek)

I couldn't agree more with Zachary Behrendt's review - I absolutely hate Titanic, and unlike most other film score fans, I hardly like anything that Horner has ever done.

Synthesizers and metal clangs - those 2 things drive me mad when I listen to anything by him. I've heard Zimmer use a metal clang in Gladiator (it appears once in 'The Battle'), but Mr Horner sees fit to use it absolutely every time his music reaches any kind of height - it totally detracts from the music. And as for synthesizers, I cannot believe he used them completely outright in Titanic, couldn't he have used some kind of normal instrument instead?

What amazes me even more is that he re-uses his own material to incredible lengths and yet still has a huge following. Many other a-list composers don't have the same fanbase but at least they have the talent to write original material! Horner seems to re-use slightly altered themes all the time - can't the guy write something new occasionally?

Comments in this Thread:     Expand >>
  • Boring score.  (5943 views)
       Marek - Monday, March 15, 2004, at 3:05 a.m.
    •    One more thing.  (5840 views)
         Marek - Monday, March 15, 2004, at 3:23 a.m.
      •    Re: One more thing.  (5180 views)
           Trevor Jensen - Sunday, October 9, 2005, at 10:32 p.m.
      •      Re: One more thing.  (5540 views)    We're Here
           Rich - Tuesday, June 29, 2004, at 5:17 p.m.
        •    Re: One more thing.  (5161 views)
             Josh Philippi - Thursday, May 25, 2006, at 11:28 p.m.

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