This is my 1600th post! On the other hand, R.I.P. James Horner.


Rest in Peace, James Horner. I believe not many of you know who he is. He is not a popular celebrity. Not an actor. But I’m sure you must have heard some of his past film scores before. James Horner was an American composer, conductor and orchestrator of film music. He was known for the integration of choral and electronic elements in many of his film scores, and for frequent use of Celtic musical elements. He was an accomplished concert hall composer before he moved into writing film scores of which he found more success in the latter.

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Okay. I’ll get pass all that biography of this prolific music composer and immediately tell you that the beautiful music you listen and are very attached to from the epic movie ‘Titanic’ (1997) is by this man. The touching film score is so successful that it broke record as the best selling orchestral film soundtrack of all time. The film score also won multiple major awards including Oscars (Academy) and Golden Globes for Best Original Film Score.  Together with Will Jennings, they have also written the film’s signature song ‘My Heart Will Go On’ (sang by Celine Dion) and the song also won Best Original Film Song in both Oscars and Golden Globes.

When you listen again, there would be this whole new level of moving emotion and nostalgia coming into your mind, relating back to the masterpiece movie ‘Titanic’ about the two in love and aboard a sinking ship.

He had also produced film scores for 1986’s Aliens, 1995’s Braveheart, 1995’s Jumanji, 1998’s Deep Impact, 2001’s A Beautiful Mind, 2009’s Avatar, 2010’s The Karate Kid, and 2012’s The Amazing Spiderman. His last work would be the film score for 2015’s Southpaw, a film starring Jake Gyllenhaal set to be released later this year. In total, Horner composed music for over 100 films, and won two Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, three Satellite Awards, three Saturn Awards, and was nominated for three British Academy Film Awards. He is extremely talented in this field of which most of his film scores are excellent, epic, moving, and fantastic. It’s a pity that he died in a plane crash yesterday at the age of 61. Hollywood had lost a great legend in film scores.

On the other hand, let’s put aside the sad news and share one big wonderful news of my blog here. This blog post is officially the 1600th post. Exceptional. Couldn’t quite believe that I have actually written this much of posts in my blog here. Have to really compliment my determination and effort on this achievement so far. I believe not many can write up to that numbers. It also means that my blog is frequently updated and I would like to take this opportunity to thank my blog readers (especially blog followers) for their continuous support and visit to my site. Thank you eventhough you may not like what I’m writing or bullshitting over here. You make this possible too.

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