MCN Blogs
David Poland

By David Poland

James Horner was only 61. RIP

3 Responses to “James Horner was only 61. RIP”

  1. Dr Wally Rises says:

    Very sad loss far too soon. So many classic scores, with his best streak for me being the late eighties to late nineties. Aliens, Glory, Field of Dreams, Braveheart, Apollo 13, Titanic all within around a decade. From the past ten years I’d nominate as Terrence Malicks The New World as a highpoint. As for Aliens, one of the all time classic action movie scores, one imitated and recycled in other trailers for decades afterwards, did you know that Horner turned around that whole score in less than three weeks? Crazy.

  2. Bodhizefa says:

    This one hurts more than most — film scores are my favorite division of filmmaking. I’ll have to queue up a Horner suite over the next few days, but the reality is that this is far too soon for him to be gone (and for me to be over it). Horner and John Williams essentially scored my childhood, and as such, I will miss Horner ineffably.

  3. Mark Jury says:

    I have almost every one of his scores in my library. So much more we were yet to hear..I am very saddened by this news.

The Hot Blog

Quote Unquotesee all »

“What Quibi trying to do is get to the next generation of film narrative. The first generation was movies, and they were principally two-hour stories that were designed to be watched in a single sitting in a movie theater [ED: After formats like the nickelodeon]. The next generation of film narrative was television, principally designed to be watched in one-hour chapters in front of a television set. I believe the third generation of film narrative will be a merging of those two ideas, which is to tell two-hour stories in chapters that are seven to ten minutes in length. We are actually doing long-form in bite-size.”
~ Jeffrey Katzenberg

“The important thing is: what makes the audience interested in it? Of course, I don’t take on any roles that don’t interest me, or where I can’t find anything for myself in it. But I don’t like talking about that. If you go into a restaurant and you have been served an exquisite meal, you don’t need to know how the chef felt, or when he chose the vegetables on the market. I always feel a little like I would pull the rug out from under myself if I were to I speak about the background of my work. My explanations would come into conflict with the reason a movie is made in the first place — for the experience of the audience — and that, I would not want.
~  Christoph Waltz