Monday, June 22, 2015

RIP James Horner

Today we lose a great composer James Horner. If you're a geek you probably know his name but if not you've heard his amazing soundtracks to some of the best movies. Horner's first composer credit was for Roger Corman's "Battle Beyond the Stars". He then got his big break when he did the score for Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn. He then went on to do a slew of high-profile releases during the 1980s, including 48 Hrs. (1982), Krull (1983), Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984), Commando (1985), Cocoon (1985), Aliens (1986), *batteries not included (1987), Willow (1988), Glory and Field of Dreams (both 1989). His biggest success was the score for Titanic, the album became the best-selling primarily orchestral soundtrack in history, selling over 27 million copies worldwide. You can read all about this amazing career on his wiki page. Needless to say he was a genius when it came to movie soundtracks. What makes his death even more tragic is the fact that he died while flying his private plane, he was only 61 years old. He will be missed but his masterpiece soundtracks will live on forever.

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