James Roy Horner

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Oscar and Grammy winner, a composer, genuine orchestrator and music director, a conductor of film and orchestral music, a person, having created greatest film hits for Titanic and Avatar. This is James Roy Horner. The composer was born on August 14, in far 1953 in Los Angeles, USA, in a family of Jewish immigrants. His father was an occasional film director, production and set designer. It was him who focused the interest of little James on music and film industry. The boy started his music career early at the age of five playing piano. James spent his childhood in London attending Royal College of Music. After earning a master’s degree, James worked at his doctorate in the University of California. After a few successful scoring assignments with the industry leading American Film Institute he completely turned to film music scoring.
His major film score was for the most romantic project of 1979 – The Lady in Red. After this great success Horner gained notice in Hollywood and the composer was engaged in the greatest film project of the 20th century – Star Trek (The Wrath of Khan). In this project the young musician established himself as a mainstream composer.
James Roy Horner is known for his contribution to film music industry. The composer was noted for his bold integration of electronic, choral and Celtic music elements into his film compositions.
James Horner got his great success with 1997 Titanic project. The album of tracks for the film still remains one of the top selling orchestral film soundtracks of all the times.
Horner worked for the two highest grossing projects of the film industry: Avatar and Titanic.
His film score profile includes The Karate Kid, The Perfect Storm, Aliens, The Missing, Troy and many others.
The horror film Aliens brought the composer his first Academy Award. Still the composer describes as the most stressful nightmare in his career. But fortunately the composer went back from his word and made several successful projects with James Cameron again. Thus the world saw Titanic and Avatar. The Avatar score took more than two years of Horner’s career. The composer recognized Avatar the most difficult film and music project in his career and the biggest and hardest job he had ever undertaken.
23.06.2015 James Horner dies in Plane Crash. Horner was piloting the small aircraft when it crashed into a remote area about 60 miles north of Santa Barbara, in the Los Padres national forest.

Discography
2015 Wolf Totem
2012 The Amazing Spider-Man
2012 For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada
2011 Black Gold
2010 The Karate Kid
2008 The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
2008 The Spiderwick Chronicles
2007 The Life Before Her Eyes
2006 Apocalypto
2006 All the King's Men
2005 The New World
2005 The Legend of Zorro
2005 Flightplan
2005 The Chumscrubber
2004 The Forgotten
2004 Troy
2003 House of Sand and Fog
2003 The Missing
2003 Beyond Borders

2003 Radio
2002 The Four Feathers
2002 Windtalkers
2001 Iris
2001 A Beautiful Mind
2001 Enemy at the Gates
2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas
2000 The Perfect Storm
1999 Bicentennial Man
1998 Mighty Joe Young
1998 The Mask of Zorro
1998 Deep Impact
1997 TITANIC

1997 The Devil's Own
1996 To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday
1996 Ransom
1996 Courage Under Fire
1996 The Spitfire Grill
1995 Balto
1995 Jumanji
1995 Jade
1995 Apollo 13
1995 Casper
1995 Braveheart
1994 Legends of the Fall
1994 The Pagemaster
1994 Clear and Present Danger
1993 The Pelican Brief
1993 We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story
1993 Bopha!
1993 The Man Without a Face
1993 Searching for Bobby Fischer
1993 House of Cards
1993 Once Upon a Forest
1993 Jack the Bear
1993 Swing Kids
1992 Sneakers
1992 Unlawful Entry
1992 Patriot Games
1992 Thunderheart
1991 An American Tail: Fievel Goes West
1991 The Rocketeer
1991 Class Action
1991 My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys
1991 Once Around
1990 Another 48 Hrs.
1990 I Love You to Death
1989 Glory
1989 Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
1989 Field of Dreams
1988 Cocoon: The Return
1988 The Land Before Time
1988 Red Heat
1988 Willow
1987 *batteries not included
1987 Project X
1986 An American Tail
1986 The Name of the Rose
1986 Where the River Runs Black
1986 Off Beat
1986 Aliens
1985 Commando
1985 The Journey of Natty Gann
1985 Volunteers
1985 Cocoon
1985 Heaven Help Us
1984 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
1984 The Stone Boy
1983 Uncommon Valor
1983 Gorky Park
1983
Brainstorm
1983 Krull
1983 The Dresser
1983 Something Wicked This Way Comes
1982 48 Hrs.
1982 Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan
1981 The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper
1981 Deadly Blessing
1981 Wolfen
1981 The Hand
1980 Battle Beyond the Stars
1980 Humanoids from the Deep
1979 The Lady in Red

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