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What is John Williams most "Goldsmithian" theme?


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Today I was listening to John Williams' score for Heidi, and I find the main theme extremely "Goldsmithian", especially as it's arranged in the Main Title cue.

What John Williams theme do you find most "Goldsmithian"? I know Jerry and John are very different composers, but where do you feel their creative output overlapped?

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But Williams has sounded a bit like Herrmann on occasion. Like the main theme from WITCHES OF EASTWICK. And THE FURY.

Hasn't every major or minor composer sounded like Herrmann in one score or another at one point in their career? ;)

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yes the main theme of Monsignor is Godfather inspired

but everything else is pure Williams

I thnik I don't mean Monsignor, but Visit to Sicily or something like that?

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I think the love theme from The Missouri Breaks sounds like a fairly typical Goldsmith love theme. That's the only one I can think of off the top of my head, but it really struck me when I heard it.

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None. They both have very distinctive sounds.

But Williams has sounded a bit like Herrmann on occasion. Like the main theme from WITCHES OF EASTWICK. And THE FURY.

THE FURY was even *mixed* with classic Bernard Hermann work in mind, like NORTH BY NORTHWEST.

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