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Comments about the soundtrack for Windtalkers (James Horner)

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Re: they all sound the same
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• Posted by: Pawel Stroinski   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2002, at 9:16 a.m.
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• In Response to: Horner versus Williams (LCM)

> If you compare John's earlier stuff before "Towering Inferno"
> and the ratings on his scores to James's earlier stuff from when he first
> started you can tell that James Horner got into his prime in score
> composing a lot faster then John did. But the only reason John has more 5
> star ratings is because he has been in the business longer. When John was
> the age were Honer is at now he wasn't nearly as popular as James is. If
> you compare "Legends of the Fall" to "The Reivers" you
> will be able to see that James is the better composer. Almost No one knows
> about John's earlier stuff but Im sure James Honer scores will be
> remembered in history. When James Horner becomes the age that John is at
> right now Im sure that his scores will surpass anything John could ever
> do. That's why you can't relate John to James because of the time gap. If
> you wait another 25 years then James will be at the stage where John is at
> now. Plus James Horner music has 10 times more depth then John. JAMES

They will be remembered, because all sound the same. The only repetitive score of Horner I like is Enemy At The Gates.

I don't think also that Pelican's Brief would be remembered. It is the worst score composed by Horner, not to mention anybody in scoring community. I think it could be written by Horner's CAT walking on the piano!

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