Essay: Little James Horner

I always knew James Horner was a fucking thief, but up until now I had presumed that he mainly stole from himself. I'm mainly talking about a slow theme that he uses in "Aliens," "Star Trek II," "Patriot Games," and "Clear and Present Danger." Well, that shit is stolen from someone ELSE entirely, namely: Aram Khachaturian, the Russian composer of the "Spartacus" ballet and "Gayane." Well, it's the ballet suite from "Gayane" that Horner lifted from. And when I say "lifted," I mean, "copied almost note for note and passed off as his own." I always knew Horner was lame and I lost a lot of respect for him after his involvement with "Titanic," but now I know he's no better than a criminal hack. I can now completely credit the genius of "Sneakers" to Branford Marsalis.

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