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RE: ADLER TAG AAR - Soundtrack (OT)

From: John Crimmins <johncrim@v...>
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 1998 21:08:14 -0400
Subject: RE: ADLER TAG AAR - Soundtrack (OT)

At 10:59 AM 10/21/98 -0400, you wrote:
>If you liked the soundtracks to the first two Star Trek movies(V'Ger
>Wrath of Khan), definitely look into finding Battle Beyond The Stars. 
>were done by James Horner with a decent amount of "similiarity" to
>Net-gossip has it that he wasn't entirely thrilled with the way Battle
>Beyond... turned out but still...  
>What does HE know?  He only wrote it.	=WE= listen to it... ;)

Gawd, but I love synchronicity.  Just today, I was at the "Healing Power
Obnoxiousness" webpage, and I read the following passage in Paul
essay about movie soundtracks:

"Exhibit C: If you've bought one John Horner album, you've bought them
Okay, so John Williams is a hack who struck it rich with Star Wars and
Raiders of the Lost Ark and went right down the rathole ever since, but
only time he recycled soundtracks was with Return of the Jedi, and the
who enjoyed that ripoff couldn't pick pimples off their own asses. John
Horner, though, can't do anything but: the soundtrack to Battle Beyond
Stars sounds just like Humanoids From the Deep sounds just like Star
II sounds just like Krull sounds just like Star Trek III sounds just
Aliens...well, you get the idea.

"What's worse is that, as noted former Dallas Observer movie critic Matt
Zoller Seitz will tell you, one track to the Aliens soundtrack, entitled
"Futile Escape", pops up as the background music in nearly every preview
recent memory, Timecop being the most recent example. (A close second is
the "St. Crispin's Day" theme from Patrick Doyle's Henry V soundtrack,
this way lies madness.) Not only is this piece just like every other
score he's ever done, but now it's ingrained into the American
psyche. I mean, it's a fun score, but let's get serious..."

I recommend his web page ( for
who likes both Harlan Ellison and Hunter Thompson.  Riddell is a man
opinions about SF, and lot of them.  (His low opinion of George Lucas is
stated well and often)	Even if you disagree with him, he makes
entertaining reading.

But that's just my opinion.

And I am generally considered to be pretty odd.

And this is getting increasingly off-topic.

So I'll just stop now.


John X Crimmins
  " one of the secret masters of the world: a librarian.
They control information.  Don't ever piss one off."
  --Spider Robinson, The Callahan Touch.

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