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Super Producer Brian Grazer Admits The One Movie He Never Should Have Made

17 hours ago | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Brian Grazer has a stellar track record when it comes to producing movies. Not only have the films he.s produced made over $13 billion at the box office, they.ve also been nominated for 43 Academy Awards, and A Beautiful Mind also earned him his very own big shiny Oscar for Best Picture in 2002. But there.s one film that Brian Grazer regrets making: Cowboys & Aliens. Cowboys & Aliens was released in 2011 and it had all the ingredients to be a success. Primarily because it had both Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford in leading roles. Unfortunately, it proved to be a flop, as its budget of $163 million only took back $174 million. In fact, Brain Grazer admitted to The Atlantic that he knew from the start that he shouldn.t have been involved in the production, but he was seduced by the cast and creative talented involved. He said: I don.t like »

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Titanic Composer James Horner, 61, Dead In Plane Crash

24 June 2015 11:55 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Two-time Oscar winner James Horner, whose emotive scores for modern classics including Titanic and Braveheart cemented him as one of Hollywood’s most adored composers, died in a California plane crash Monday, his agency, Gorfaine/Schwartz, has confirmed. The Los Angeles native was 61.

A beloved figure in the entertainment industry, Horner was perhaps best known for his work on the 1997 film Titanic, which won the Oscar for Best Picture. The James Cameron-directed romance led to two Oscar wins for Horner – one for original dramatic score, and the other for original song (shared with lyricist Will Jennings and performer Celine Dion) for “My Heart Will Go On.” His score sold 27 million copies worldwide, becoming a financial phenomenon in the composing world.

Horner is believed to have been flying a single-engine S312 Tucano turboprop plane when the vehicle crashed in a remote area approximately 60 miles from Santa Barbara, killing the pilot. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Oscar-winning composer James Horner dies in plane crash at 61

23 June 2015 9:24 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Film composer James Horner died at the age of 61 on Monday (June 22) after the small airplane he was piloting crashed near Santa Barbara, Calif. Initial reports did not identify Horner as the plane's sole occupant, only that a plane registered to him was found crash-landed in Ventucopa, Calif., at 9:30am Pst, and that the pilot was dead. Agents Michael Gorfaine and Sam Schwartz and attorney Jay Cooper today (June 23) confirmed Horner was the pilot. Horner was a film composer long associated with some of cinema's most influential names, from James Cameron to Ron Howard to Roger Corman. His first score was for 1979's "The Lady in Red" but had his biggest break with 1982's "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan." "Aliens" (1986) yielded his first of many Academy Award nominations for Best Original Score (and also Best Original Dramatic Score, from the '90s). The two Oscars he won »

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James Horner's agency, attorney 'awaiting confirmation' of composer's death

23 June 2015 6:14 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

As previously reported, a plane registered to composer James Horner crashed yesterday, killing its sole passenger, the pilot. The question through today has remained: was the Oscar-winning musician the pilot? Horner's attorney Jay Cooper and the Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency have released identical statements regarding the matter, that they are still "awaiting confirmation" if the 61-year-old had, indeed, died. “Although we are all awaiting official confirmation that our dear friend and client James Horner was in fact the pilot, we are shocked and deeply saddened to learn that his single-engine aircraft was involved in a fatal crash yesterday morning in northern Ventura County. Our thoughts and prayers remain with James’ family at this difficult time. We can offer no further comment for the time being, except to ask that the family’s privacy be respected in the days ahead.” The single-engine plane went down around 9:30am Pst on Monday morning, »

- Katie Hasty

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In Death, Portrait of James Horner Points Beyond His ‘Titanic’ Success

23 June 2015 4:37 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

For those who equate James Horner with his Oscar-winning “Titanic” score — and many more think of that blockbuster’s signature hit, “My Heart Will Go On,” as a Celine Dion song, even if Horner composed it — a much more rounded portrait of the movie maestro emerged in the wake of his death in a plane crash on Monday.

In terms of social media alone, Horner was remembered as a sensitive, giving, highly versatile composer who was branching out into new territory as a musician before his untimely death at age 61.

In one tweet, Ellen DeGeneres observed: “Think of your favorite music from a movie. Odds are it was composed by James Horner. What an incredible talent. What an incredible loss.”

For every James Cameron blockbuster like “Titanic” and “Avatar” in Horner’s ouevre, there was more character-driven fare like “Searching for Bobby Fischer” and “Iris.”

On Facebook, Robert Townson, head »

- Steve Chagollan

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'Titanic' Composer James Horner Confirmed Dead in Plane Crash

23 June 2015 4:05 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Sandy Cohen, AP Entertainment Writer

Los Angeles (AP) - James Horner, who composed music for dozens of films and won two Oscars for his work on "Titanic," died when his plane crashed in Southern California, his agents confirmed Tuesday. He was 61.

Agents Michael Gorfaine and Sam Schwartz issued a statement saying Horner had died, although official confirmation could take several days while the Ventura County coroner works to identify the remains of the pilot, who was the only person on board.

People who fueled the plane at an airport in Camarillo confirmed that he took off in the aircraft Monday morning, said Horner's attorney, Jay Cooper.

The S-312 Tucano MK1 turboprop crashed and burned in a remote area of the Los Padres National Forest, about 100 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

Horner's credits ran the gamut From big-budget blockbusters to foreign-language indies. He even composed the theme song for the "CBS Evening News with Katie Couric. »

- The Associated Press

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Read James Cameron’s Tribute To Titanic Composer James Horner

23 June 2015 3:09 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

James Horner, Academy Award nominee for Best Music (Original Score) for the film Avatar, arrives at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, CA, on Sunday, March 7, 2010. ©A.M.P.A.S.

On Monday, composer James Horner died in a plane crash outside Santa Barbara, California. He was 61.

The Hollywood Reporter has released a tribute to James Horner by James Cameron.

“No matter how [‘Titanic’] turned out, and no one knew at that point — it could have been a dog — I knew it would be a great score.”

“I was doing a lot of thinking about James when I heard the news and I checked online. The beginning and end of his filmography are films that he did, or would have done, with me. It’s a curious bookend. We both started out on the same film in 1980, and his last listed films are the Avatar sequels, »

- Michelle McCue

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James Horner, Oscar Winning Film Composer, Confirmed Dead In Plane Crash

23 June 2015 12:47 PM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

 

Family, friends and colleagues are mourning the death of Oscar-winning film composer James Horner who died yesterday when his single engine airplane crashed 60 miles north of Santa Barbara, California. Horner was piloting the plane and there were no passengers. It is not immediately known what caused the tragic accident. Horner won the Oscar for his score for the 1997 James Cameron blockbuster "Titanic". He was also nominated for Cameron's "Aliens" and "Avatar" as well as "Braveheart", "A Beautiful Mind", "An American Tail", "Field of Dreams", "Apollo 13" and "House of Sand and Fog".  The 61 year-old composer's other scores include "Glory", "Patriot Games", two "Star Trek" feature films and the 1990 Disney film "The Rocketeer".  He was working on the score for Cameron's sequels to "Avatar" at the time of his death. For more click here. »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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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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Oscar-winning composer James Horner ('Titanic') dies in plane crash

23 June 2015 9:26 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Composer James Horner, who won Oscars for his score and theme tune ("My Heart Will Go On") for 1997 Best Picture champ "Titanic," died in a plane crash on Monday. His assistant, Sylvia Patrycja, confirmed his death on Facebook, writing, "We have lost an amazing person with a huge heart and unbelievable talent. He died doing what he loved." Horner, a long-time collaborator with "Titanic" helmer James Cameron, also contended for his scores to the director's "Aliens" (1986) and "Avatar" (2009). Among his 10 Oscar nominations in total were bids for his music for two other Best Picture winners: "Braveheart" (1995) and "A Beautiful Mind" (2001). He also contended for two other Best Picture nominees -- "Field of Dreams" (1989) and "Apollo 13" (1995) -- as well as the song ""Somewhere Out There" from "An American Tail" (1986) and  the score..."' »

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R.I.P. James Horner: A top tier contributor to cinematic music

23 June 2015 8:44 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

It was with great sadness that we learned yesterday of the death of composer James Horner at just 61 years old. Horner died in a plane crash, piloting a small aircraft that went down a day ago in California. The composer is a multiple Oscar winner, taking home Academy Awards for Best Original Score and Best Original Song for Titanic, marking just one of his many collaborations with filmmaker James Cameron. All told, Horner was nominated by the Academy ten times, with various other nominations and wins to his credit. He was a well respected musician and giant in the industry, so he will certainly be missed in a big way. Horner was cited by the Academy for his work on not just Titanic, but also Aliens, An American Tail, Apollo 13, Avatar, A Beautiful Mind, Braveheart, Field of Dreams, as well as House of Sand and Fog. All of the »

- Joey Magidson

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'Titanic', 'Avatar' Composer James Horner Dies in Plane Crash

23 June 2015 4:33 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Oscar-winning composer James Horner has died in a plane crash near Santa Barbara, CA. He was 61 years old.

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Sylvia Patrycja, identified on Horner's film music page as his assistant, was the first to confirm the musician's death.

"We have lost an amazing person with a huge heart and unbelievable talent," Patrycja wrote on Facebook on Monday. "He died doing what he loved. Thank you for all your support and love and see you down the road."

Horner was piloting the small aircraft when it crashed into a remote area about 60 miles north of Santa Barbara. An earlier report noted that the plane, which was registered to the composer, had gone down, but the pilot had not been identified.

Horner's greatest financial and critical success would come with the score to the 1997 film Titanic. The album became the best-selling primarily orchestral soundtrack in history, selling over 27 million copies worldwide. »

- MovieWeb

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Daily | James Horner, 1953 – 2015

23 June 2015 2:36 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

Composer James Horner, who worked with James Cameron on Aliens, Titanic and Avatar, with Ron Howard on Apollo 13 and A Beautiful Mind and who was also nominated for Oscars for his scores for Field of Dreams, Braveheart and House of Sand and Fog, has died at the age of 61. The plane he was piloting alone went down near Santa Barbara, California on Monday morning. Alan Menken, the award-winning composer (Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid), says, "I count James Horner among the very best film composers of our generation. His work is stirring, emotionally powerful and broadly evocative." We're collecting more tributes and remembrances. » - David Hudson »

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'Titanic' composer James Horner dies in plane crash

23 June 2015 2:25 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Updated June 23: Hollywood composer also wrote the soundtracks to Avatar, Braveheart and the upcoming Southpaw.

James Horner, the Oscar-winning composer who wrote the score for Titanic, has died in a plane crash. He was 61.

He is reported to have been alone aboard a two-seater private plane, which crashed north of Santa Barbara in California around 9.30am on Monday (June 22).

The crash caused a brush fire that had to be put out by firefighters, according to local fire authorities.

His personal assistant, Sylvia Patrycja, wrote on Facebook: “We have lost an amazing person with a huge heart, and unbelievable talent. He died doing what he loved. Thank you for all your support and love and see you down the road.”

Horner was nominated for several Oscars during his career for best original scores and original songs.

These ranged from the bombastic score to James Cameron’s Aliens to the sweet original song Somewhere Out There from animation »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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James Horner, Oscar Winning Film Composer, Dies in Plane Crash: Hollywood Reacts

23 June 2015 2:21 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

James Horner, the composer behind the soundtracks of movies such as Titanic, Braveheart and A Beautiful Mind, has died at 61, after his plane crashed near Santa Barbara on Monday, June 22. His death was confirmed by Sylvia Patrycja, his assistant, who wrote an emotional message on her Facebook page in the hours after reports emerged that a plane, registered to the composer, had gone down, but the pilot had yet to be identified. "We have lost an amazing person with a huge heart, and unbelievable talent," Patrycja [...] »

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Listen to James Horner's greatest film scores: Titanic, Avatar, Braveheart and more

23 June 2015 2:18 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Oscar-winning Titanic composer James Horner, who passed away yesterday at the age of 61, leaves behind an incredible back catalogue of work spanning more than 35 years.

James Horner 1953-2015: Tributes pour in for late Oscar-winning composer

Titanic composer James Horner dies in private plane crash, aged 61

Horner's worked touched almost every genre of film imaginable; from the outer space of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and Aliens, to intimate dramas Field of Dreams and A Beautiful Mind, and epics such as Titanic, Braveheart and Avatar.

With more than 150 films to his name, it's probably safe to say that if you're a fan of movies, you'll have heard Horner's work. Digital Spy has compiled a playlist below of some of his greatest movie scores...

What are your favourite James Horner scores? Leave your comments in the space below. »

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James Horner: Celine Dion and Russell Crowe pay tribute to late composer

23 June 2015 1:28 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The Oscar-winner has been remembered by stars including fellow composer Alexandre Desplat and Ron Howard, with whom he worked on A Beautiful Mind

Related: James Horner, Oscar-winning Titanic composer, dies in plane crash aged 61

The news of Oscar-winning composer James Horner’s death has led to a series of tributes by those who knew his music and those who worked with him.

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- Benjamin Lee

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James Horner 1953-2015: Tributes pour in for late Oscar-winning composer

23 June 2015 1:23 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Fans, colleagues and friends have paid tribute to James Horner, who died in a plane crash on Monday (June 22) at the age of 61.

The composer was best known for his Oscar-winning work on Titanic, as well as providing the scores for other major films like Apollo 13, Braveheart, A Beautiful Mind, Jumanji and Avatar.

Digital Spy has collected just some of the messages coming in from the world of film, music and entertainment honouring the prolific movie musician.

Brilliant Composer James Horner, friend & collaborator on 7 movies has tragically died in a plane crash. My heart aches for his loved ones.

Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) June 23, 2015

My sincere condolences to the family, loved ones and friends of James Horner. #abeautifulmind

Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) June 23, 2015

There is nothing that shaped my movie-going experience more than the musical genius of James Horner. He will live on through the ages.

Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) June 23, 2015

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Academy Award winning composer James Horner dead at 61

22 June 2015 11:38 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Oscar-winning film composer James Horner dead at 61: Award winner was killed in a plane crash north of Santa Barbara late Monday.

Composer James Horner dead at 61

Academy Award winning composer James Horner has died at the age of 61. Horner was resposible for some of the most memorable and most loved film soundtracks of our time having worked on the likes of Willow, Aliens, Field Of Dreams, A Beautiful Mind and his 1997 double-award winning score and title song ‘My Heart Will Go On‘ from Titanic. The Titanic album sold a huge 27 million copies worldwide.

Horner went missing in a light aircraft around 60 miles north of Santa Barbara on Monday afternoon local time. His death was confirmed by his assistant Sylvia Patrycja on his official Facebook page.

The full statement read:

A great tragedy has struck my family today, and I will not be around for a while. I would like »

- Paul Heath

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7 Classic James Horner Movie Compositions From ‘Braveheart’ to ‘Titanic’ in Honor of Composer (Video)

22 June 2015 10:38 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Over four decades, James Horner created some of the most memorable movie music in Hollywood history. The Oscar- and Grammy-winning composer, who died Monday in a plane crash near Santa Barbara, California, at the age of 61, worked in a wide variety of genres, from serious dramas like “A Beautiful Mind” to popcorn and genre fare like “Aliens.” Here are some of his most memorable compositions. Also Read: James Horner, Oscar-Winning Composer of 'Titanic,' Dead at 61 “Titanic” (1997) Just the sound of that tin whistle sparks waves of nostalgia for a generation of moviegoers who made James Cameron‘s epic romance a cinematic classic. »

- Thom Geier

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