When seeing Fight Club for the first time (of many!), I noticed a similarity between a piece of score from this film and one in John Carpenter’s urban western Assault on Precinct 13 (1976).

I decided to put them side-by-side and yes: they do sound a bit alike, even if it is just the same sounding instrumentation (Fender Rhodes?). Hear for yourself.

 

John Carpenter – Precinct 9 – Division 13 (Assault on Precinct 13 OST)
Dust Brothers – Marla (Fight Club OST)

 

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