Tuesday, June 23, 2015


Award-winning composer JAMES HORNER died yesterday in a plane crash. He was 61.

As many of you know, I'm a diehard 'ALIENS' fan and absolutely love the score Horner created for that film, which earned him his first Academy Award Nomination. 'Bishop's Countdown' is a classic and is often reused in other films' trailers.

Horner had an amazing career, writing wonderful scores for  'Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan', 'Krull', 'Commando', 'Coccoon', 'Willow', 'Glory', 'Field of Dreams', 'The Rocketeer', 'Braveheart', 'Apollo 13', 'Titanic', 'Avatar' and more!

Rest in Peace, Mr Horner. And thank you for providing a breathtaking, heart-pounding score to my absolute favorite film of all time!

1 comment:

IsuzuGeek said...

The soundtrack is amazing and is likewise in my top 5 soundtracks of all time, right up there with Vagelis' Blade Runner score, Brad Fiedel's Terminator, and Chu Ishikawa's Tetsuo soundtrack. The sharp flutes in there make you see and feel an alien attacking when you hear it. It's quite an amazing piece of work that absolutely creates feelings of intense anxiety when you listen to it all by itself.

He was awesome and will be missed. :(