25 June 2015

R.I.P James Horner

JAMES HORNER, one of the greatest film composers of all time, died on Monday in a plane crash at the age of 61.

Like many other well-known contemporary filmmakers, Horner started working for Roger Corman, composing scores for b-movie cult classics like "Humanoids from the Deep" (1980) and "Battle Beyond the Stars" (1980), as well as for other genre flicks like Wes Craven's "Deadly Blessing" (1981), Oliver Stone's "The Hand" (1981) or the (still) underrated werewolf-classic "Wolfen" (1981).

After his breakthrough 1982 with the stunning score for "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan", he became THE go-to guy for high-profile big budget blockbusters. He went on composing for movies like  "Krull" (1983), "Gorky Park" (1983), "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock" (1984), "Cocoon" (1985) or "Commando" (1985) before he received his very first Oscar nominations in 1987 for James Cameron's "Aliens" (1986), as well as an Oscar nomination AND a Golden Globe nomination for Don Bluth's "An American Tail" (1987).

Between 1990 and 2010, he won 2 Oscars and 2 Golden Globes for his work on James Cameron's "Titanic" (1997), and received 5 more Oscar nominations & 7 more Golden Globe nominations for contemporary classics like "Legends of the Fall" (1994), "Braveheart" (1995), "Apollo 13" (1995), "A Beautiful Mind" (2001) or "Avatar" (2009).

Rest in Peace, James Horner
1953 - 2015

1 comment:

  1. A sad and tragic loss to the world of music and film. RIP.


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