SAD NEWS: the amazing composer James Horner was, in fact, killed the other day when his plane went down in California.
Who is James Horner, you ask?* He’s the conductor/composer behind a lot of really fantastic film scores. Examples:
- The Land Before Time
- An American Tail: Fievel Goes West
- We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story
- The Perfect Storm
He also did the score for Apollo 13, which has my favorite movie song ever (listen to it here!). Seriously. Awesome.
R.I.P. James Horner. You were an awesome composer.
*Or maybe you don’t ask this. Maybe more people are familiar with his name and works than the news would have us believe.
I woke up with this song stuck in my head for absolutely no apparent reason:
This is from the 1993 movie We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story. Did anyone else ever watch this? Remember how freaking dark it got about two-thirds of the way through?
Sorry, not much going on today.