There is a worldwide-viral debate involving the Jaws theme as if it is a "rip-off" of the finale of Dvorak's Ninth Symphony. Some say if the theme is sampled from Dvorak. Did John Williams really reuse Dvorak's finale? What actually happened exactly?
some people only know Dvorak's 9th. And when they hear a film soundtrack with orchestra sound and timpani they are reminded of this symphony. As my students always said when I was demonstrating how Renaissance music would sound: but this is music for christmas... as they had no other concept of this style. If you want that I don't have to listen the whole soundtrack of JAWS you should tell what passage you mean could be a "rip-off".
That's what I said in my comment:
By comparison, here's the Dvorak, and here's the Williams. The similarities between the two are, to put it kindly, extremely superficial.