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James Horner
Composer, Legends of the Fall (1994)
By far the worst aspect of director Edward Zwickís best film, the Civil War epic Glory, was James Hornerís preposterously pompous music. Here once again, Horner stops at nothing to make us notice his score, which is as hideously tasteless as ever.
(Chris Tookey, Daily Mail)
Composer, Jade (1995)
James Horner's characteristically tasteless score shamelessly plunders Stravinsky.
(Chris Tookey, Daily Mail)
Composer, The Grinch (2000)
My main reservations concern the anodyne songs by James Horner (mercifully few, but nauseating nonetheless).
(Chris Tookey, Daily Mail)
Composer, House of Sand and Fog (2003)
Difficult to gauge on its own merits given the typically invasive grandiosity of another abominable James Horner score.
(Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central)
Donít get me started on James Hornerís intrusive score. This man has a long history of ruining dramatic moments by over-emphasis; House of Sand and Fog should be played to all other film composers as a horrible warning of what can happen when a writer of background music turns into a preposterous big-head.
(Chris Tookey, Daily Mail)
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