Friday, April 17, 2009

Is It Plagiarism If You Steal From Yourself?

From John Williams' score for Memoirs of a Geisha. (listen from 2:30 - 2:55)

From John Williams' score for Star Wars: Episode III - The Revenge of the Sith (from 1:40 - 2:48)

You make the call.

Until Whenever


Jaquandor said...

I don't hear a great deal of similarity aside from the general stance that both passages create an air of tension by putting a downbeat melody over some churning strings, which is not a new musical concept at all. (It's also worth noting that both of these scores came out the same year.)

(My word-verification is "nonats", by the way. That sounds vaguely dirty to me.)

Tosy And Cosh said...

It's really one little melody I was driving at that seems identical in both, but it's hard to pinpoint this way, with YouTube clips.