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James Horner

James Horner [27]


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Born:August 14, 1953
Died:June 22, 2015 (61)
Filmography Rating:7.59 / 10
IMDB Rating:6.73 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.33 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:72.73%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan [1982](29) => Composer / Enterprise crewman (uncredited)
Something Wicked This Way Comes [1983](30) => Composer
Krull [1983](30) => Composer
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock [1984](31) => Composer
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Wizards of the Lost Kingdom [1985](32) => Composer
Captain EO [1986](33) => Composer
Aliens: Special Edition [1986](33) => Composer
An American Tail [1986](33) => Composer
Aliens [1986](33) => Composer
*batteries not included [1987](34) => Composer
Willow [1988](35) => Composer
The Land Before Time [1988](35) => Composer
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids [1989](36) => Composer
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West [1991](38) => Composer
Sneakers [1992](39) => Composer
We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story [1993](40) => Composer
The Pelican Brief [1993](40) => Composer
The Pagemaster [1994](41) => Composer
Casper [1995](42) => Composer
Apollo 13 [1995](42) => Composer
Jumanji [1995](42) => Composer
Titanic [1997](44) => Composer
Deep Impact [1998](45) => Composer
How the Grinch Stole Christmas [2000](47) => Composer
The Spiderwick Chronicles [2008](55) => Composer
Avatar [2009](56) => Composer
The Amazing Spider-Man [2012](59) => Composer

Trivia that mentions this person:
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids [1989]
  • Composer James Horner incorporated [?] Raymond Scott's jazz piece, "Powerhouse," into his score without paying royalties or providing attribution. Scott's estate threatened to sue Disney after the movie was released. After prolonged negotiation, Disney paid the estate an undisclosed sum in an out-of-court settlement. While on-screen credits were not changed, cue sheets for the movie do note the use of Scott's piece.
    Titanic [1997]
  • James Cameron was adamant about not including any song in the film, even over the closing credits. Composer James Horner secretly arranged with lyricist [?] Will Jennings and singer CÚline Dion to write "My Heart Will Go On" and record a demo tape which he then presented to Cameron, who responded very favorably and included the song over the closing credits. The song went on to win the Academy Award for Best Original Song.