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Remembering Oscar-Winning Film Composer James Horner

23 June 2015 9:59 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

I sensed early on with "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" that James Horner was going to become the finest film composer of his generation. He boldly seized the Jerry Goldsmith mantle head on and made it his own. Now, after his tragic plane crash near Santa Barbara Monday morning, I can proclaim it online: His scores were epic, intimate and emotionally and spiritually transcendent. And he was prolific, scoring more than 100 movies since the late '70s, highlighted by "Titanic" (for which he received two Oscars for score and the blockbuster hit song with Celine Dion, "My Heart Will Go On," co-written by Will Jennings), "Avatar," Braveheart," "Apollo 13," "Aliens, "A Beautiful Mind," "Field of Dreams," "Glory," "Brainstorm" and  "Cocoon." But there were also such gems as "Something Wicked This Way Comes," "The Dresser," »

- Bill Desowitz

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CGI Friday: a brief history of computer-generated actors

12 January 2015 2:31 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

When actors die or age it’s often up to CGI actors to complete scenes and make sure a movie gets made, we take a look at how they’ve developed over the years

It used to be the case that if a lead actor died mid-movie, film-makers had a limited range of options available to them. When Tyrone Power died of a heart attack on the set of Solomon and Sheba in late 1958, having shot 75% of his scenes, he was replaced, in all but a few long shots, by Yul Brynner (a hirsute Yul Brynner, mind). By contrast, after Marilyn Monroe died before completing Something’s Got to Give, the entire movie was unceremoniously shelved. Natalie Wood’s final film, Brainstorm, was completed using rewrites, reshoots and body doubles for Wood, while in cheapo-maestro Ed Wood’s Plan Nine From Outer Space, the absence of the late Bela Lugosi »

- John Patterson

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