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?
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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.