I don't even own a DAW, I'm just a troll.
This is awesomely humble. It only raises my estimation of HZ more (and it's pretty darn high to begin with).Sorry, only just saw this. No, I am using this library. That’s why I pointed you in the direction of “Dunkirk”. But one other small point... Christian Henson or Paul Thompson or Andy Blaney - to just name a few of the “Spitfire”chaps - don’t sound anything like me when they use the same library. Shit! I wished I could sound as good compositionally, not sonically as those guys do a lot of the times...
To the member who said Williams ripped off Korngold. I don't think he "ripped off" anyone...that's in the same league of argument as the people who claimed Goldsmith ripped off Williams for "Star Trek", or Newman ripped off Barber for "Greatest Story Ever Told".
Let's say John Williams' music at times bears the influence of Bernard Herrmann ("The Fury" is perhaps the best example of this, though "Family Plot" arguably bears it as well). Both filmmakers wanted Herrmann for those movies (DePalma lost out because of the composer's horribly early death, while apparently Herrmann told the Hitchcock people to...uhhh, take a walk when approached for the latter). The same filmmakers asked Williams to write somewhat in that idiom for their movies. Other filmmakers might have asked him to write in a Korngold-ian idiom. I imagine that kind of thing happens more than a little in filmmaking today.
In all the above instances, the composers took what had been done and ultimately, resolutely did their own thing with it, remolding the clay in their own image.
HZ 's most reknown style echoes Carpenter and Morricone and maybe Vangelis (whenever I'm asked what that HZ style "sounds like", I just mention the "Thing" and original "Blade Runner"). However, he took those influences (I might be wrong in regard to those exact influences, forgive me if so) and created a style that has had an inarguably huge influence on this century's film scores.
Au fond, he (and the others) "ripped off" nobody. Everyone has their influences, and everyone is more than capable of assimilating, pulling on and pushing against, and ultimately morphing them as he or she grows into an uncontestably individual style.
Wow, wotta rant. Sorry.