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Comments about the soundtrack for Troy (Gabriel Yared/James Horner)

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Re: I Actually Don't Think So
• Posted by: Sleepyman
• Date: Thursday, June 3, 2004, at 5:23 a.m.
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• In Response to: I Actually Don't Think So (A Dissenting Voice)

> You have an interesting point, and you are right to notice the
> similarities. However, all the two pieces have in common are a chord
> progression; the actual melodies are not the same. Hence, I'm inclined to
> belived this is not a rip-off, as the chord progression used in both
> pieces is actually extremely common in film music, particularly in
> Middle-eastern themed movies. Both Horner and Silvestri, as well as
> countless other film composers have used this progression in past scores.
> David Arnold's Stargate uses this chord progression, as well as Horner's
> Glory, both of which predate Tomb Raider (which also borrows this chord
> progression from the Mummy Returns). To say that Horner's is a rip-off (at
> least of someone else) and Silvestri's is original is inaccurate, and, I
> think, unfair.

> Now I could be wrong, but I don't think so here. Tell me what you think.

> Take it easy.

> (By the way, the clip from Tomb Raider sounded pretty interesting... is
> the rest of the score as good... I have not heard the whole thing)

Hey! I definitely agreed with you there...when I heard both the Tombraider and Troy scores (I own both of these), I automatically, these are ultra typical middle-eastern chord progressions as you said. I've kinda stayed away from that sound on purpose recently, because I feel like I'm listening to Aladdin or Prince of Egypt, anyways, the Tombraider score has about 4 really decent tracks...but the rest are disappointing, normal, stock sound.
I hope that helps

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