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R.I.P James Horner

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Dovi design, Jun 23, 2015.

  1. I just got the news that the Academy Award-winning composer James Horner (Titanic, Avatar,...) was killed in a plane crash (The plane belongs to him) :(
    So sad
  2. Omer Said

    Omer Said
    Weresloth Staff Premium Member

    RIP. His scores were really exceptional. Sad to hear we lost him.
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  3. My heart will go on :(
  4. Andrew Harper

    Andrew Harper
    Premium Member

    I was really saddened to hear about this yesterday, the guy was a true genius.

    Unfortunately in the UK as he's not a footballer or film star it was hardly covered. A quick google search lists USAToday and other American sites but not much elsewhere.

    My personal favorite is Star Trek The Wrath of Khan. He took the entire floaty sci-fi film track and turned it on it's head into something more marching band, more military in style. Superb stuff.

    Then the complete opposite with Titanic, some of the most beautiful music ever written for film.

    James Horner, Gerry Goldsmith and John Williams are for me the three amigos in film score music and we've lost someone with talent I can only just imagine.

    You will be missed boss, but your music will live on not just on screen but also on iPod, music players and CD players around the world :)

    BTW, I didn't include Hans Zimmer in there because although he is incredible also he likes to play with electronics in his music, these three always tended to be purely classical. They brought the whole orchestra style back into the movies. :)
  5. More worse, he was the pilot of the plane :(
    R.I.P James. You will be missed
  6. Mohameddo-san

    F1 Sim Racer & #1 St. Bernard Lover on RD Premium Member