Jan 21, 2009 10:36 AM GMT
ursamajor saidThe melody was a quotation from Aaron Copland.
luvjunkie saidJohn Williams is infamous for borrowing others' music to influence his own, look at how he used "The Planets" to influence his music for Star Wars 4, 5 and 6, it's almost exactly the same thing. I taught a music appreciation class for my college one semester and would play highlights from "The Planets" and most students thought it was from Williams. In fact he even used Holst in "Return of the Jedi" at the end of the movie.