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There is a pleasure I feel when I listen to Horner's music that I do not get when I listen to Williams, for the most part.  I am in awe of Williams scope and technique and absolutely love his music, but with Horner, its more like his music just reaches out to your heart, without demanding emotion, just showing it to you.  Its a very beautiful thing. 

And Horner was no slouch technically either.

He is indeed missed.:james:

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He was better than everyone. I was listening to Apollo 13 earlier. What a glorious score and so avant garde. What possessed him to combine this bold militaristic Americana yet distinctly Horner music with a children's choir? It's brilliant. You can't argue with the results. I love this man.

 

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...There are other people that love Horner more than Williams?

...Is it safe to come out then?

Though I don't really find any reason to argue one composer's strengths against another's, it's merely that I pull out Horner albums a bit more often. I know there's the whole "But all his scores sound the same!" nonsense, but you can really say that for any composer, and that's just the consequence of trying to listen to every single score of a composer you like. Hence I don't feel the need to own any more Goldsmith's than I already do, for example. 

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2 minutes ago, kaseykockroach said:

...There are other people that love Horner more than Williams?

...Is it safe to come out then?

Though I don't really find any reason to argue one composer's strengths against another's, it's merely that I pull out Horner albums a bit more often. I know there's the whole "But all his scores sound the same!" nonsense, but you can really say that for any composer, and that's just the consequence of trying to listen to every single score of a composer you like. Hence I don't feel the need to any more Goldsmith's than I already do, for example. 

 

My 3 favorite composers of all time:

 

1. Hans Zimmer

2. James Horner

3. John Williams

 

I came out for you so you can feel more safe. Williams is unquestionable the greatest of all time though imo. 

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4 hours ago, Batman's Diet Coke said:

What possessed him to combine this bold militaristic Americana yet distinctly Horner music with a children's choir? It's brilliant. You can't argue with the results.

 

Oh, you can, the cooing choruses of syrupy proportions always being the worst, kitschy concession to new age by Horner. But such aesthetic considerations aside, 'Apollo 13' was a very distinctive work, doubly impressive as being another quickly written score in  Horner's most busy period in between 'Casper', 'Braveheart' and 'Jumanji'.

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Wow, that publicist really loves to lay on the disdain. He’s the JWFan equivalent to FSM’s late RM Eastman with the levels of arrogance and insults flying at everyone who isn’t him. He’s on ignore because I find that kind of thing he does just lame and tiresome. I’d rather focus on positives than pointless criticism. Whatever his axe is that he feels needs grinding, it’s likely a polished stump at this point. 

 

Also the only music in JADE that wasn’t used much was the Chinese source music. Most of the score itself was used. Edited as most scores are, but used in the film. 

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On the Fathom Events website, I see that Glory and Field Of Dreams are returning to theaters in the summer for their 30th anniversaries. Wouldn't be surprised if they receive expansions at around the same time

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