Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Is John Williams A Thief?
I once noticed that the HOME ALONE score sounded a lot like The Nutcracker. I was watching a press kit generic Making Of doc and noticed that they used The Nutcracker as a temp score. Here's the opening titles.
Here is The Dance Of The Sugar Plumb Fairy
Here is a piece of Home Alone Score called "Holiday Flight"
Here is The Russian Dance
I'm not even sure it's limited to Home Alone. Take a listen to this bit of John Williams' SUPERMAN score entitled "Planet Krypton"
And now listen to "Sprach Zarathustra", also known as the theme to 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
Astute observations or rantings from someone doped up on cough medicine? YOU DECIDE.
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No John Williams is not a thief. He simply created a pastiche of 'The Nutcracker' for Home Alone. As you correctly stated, it was used as the temp track for the original work edit. However, I can't see where you're coming from with 'The Planet Krypton' and 'Sprach Zarathustra' They are totally different. The arrangement is similar but that's an entirely different thing, altogether.ReplyDelete
I think they have the same build up and the exact same ending.ReplyDelete
Williams was being witty. Go figure:ReplyDelete
"I love those who do not first seek a reason beyond the stars for going down and being sacrifices, but sacrifice themselves to the earth, that the earth of the Superman may hereafter arrive.
I love him who lives in order to know, and seeks to know in order that the Superman may hereafter live. Thus seeks he his own down-going.
I love him who labors and invents, that he may build the house for the Superman, and prepare for him earth, animal, and plant: for thus seeks he his own down-going."
Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra