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Comments about the soundtrack for Windtalkers (James Horner)

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Re: Horner Bashing
• Posted by: fontinau   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Saturday, June 15, 2002, at 2:46 p.m.
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• In Response to: Horner Bashing (Joseph Dner)

> Today as I searched the net to find other reviews on the score to
> Windtalkers I noticed one thing. Everyone likes the score, but ultimately
> hates it because it is by James Horner and because it is by him... that
> must mean that it is derivative and the same ol' same ol' crap.
I will
> be the first to admit that I have heard Horner scores that do sound very
> similar in nature. I will be the first to admit that this is distracting
> at times. I will be the first to admit that Horner hasn't scored something
> totally original since Spitfire Grill (a score which I do not like very
> much).
However, there comes a time when enough bashing is enough.
Reviewers seem to act like James Horner is the only one who gets stuck
> on autopilot. John Williams' score to Presumed Innocent and Angela's Ashes
> have the same theme. His score to Amistad and The Patriot share a theme.
> His score to Seven Years in Tibet play the same theme over and over and
> over. Angela's Ashes does the same. Do reviewers bash Williams. No! Why?
> Because he is the maestro. However, does Horner get bashed when he reuses
> a thing? Hell yes! John Williams gets a free ticket to the Academy Awards
> every year. Does he deserve it? No, not every year.

Just for the record, some of us do bash John Williams for the same reasons. By the way, you forgot to include Harry Potter copying the theme from Schindler's List, and Attack of the Clones ripping of Hook. Oh, and Danny Elfman has started doing it too (Spider-Man/Batman).

All of this begs the question "What the f#ck is WRONG with these guys? Did they run out of notes or something!?" Seriously, self-plagarism is the worst kind of sell-out, since the artist is basically producing the same work over again, so he can make more money.

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  • Horner Bashing  (3536 views)
       Joseph Dner - Saturday, June 15, 2002, at 7:06 a.m.
    •      Re: Horner Bashing  (3650 views)    We're Here
         fontinau - Saturday, June 15, 2002, at 2:46 p.m.

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