Composer James Horner
“James Horner, the Hollywood composer who wrote the Oscar-winning score for Titanic, has died in a California plane crash aged 61. A trained pilot, he is reported to have been alone aboard a small private plane which crashed north of Santa Barbara on Monday morning. The musician worked on three James Cameron films, as well as A Beautiful Mind, Braveheart, Troy and Apollo 13.”
James Horner: Oscar-winning Titanic composer dies in crash (BBC)
James Horner: from Star Trek to Avatar – 10 of his best film scores in clips (The Guardian)
A supreme talent and a massive loss. Such a shame that plenty of lazy media outlets will probably just play Celine Dion’s Titanic dirge as an ill-advised tribute to the man
Ill advised tribute?
It was his best selling work
Best selling work ≠ best work (especially not in this case… far from it, in fact)
Never said it was his best work!
Its hardly an “ill advised” tribute though
Well, considering his heart did not, in fact, go on it may be a little ill advised.
The soundtrack to Aliens is my personal favourite, such atmosphere added to that film because of his work.
Such a shame, rest in peace.
His only acting credit is for Star Trek: Wrath of Khan as an Enterprise Crewman.
For this Mr Horner, I salute you.