Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Oscar Winning Composer James Horner: Harrison Ford Narrated Short on Flying for Which He Wrote Music


Oscar winning composter James Horner is presumed dead tonight after crashing his private plane near Santa Barbara. He won the Oscar for “Titanic” and Celine Dion’s hit “My Heart Will Go On.” His dozens of credits include the upcoming “Southpaw.” He had six other Oscar nominations and was working on the sountracks to the new “Avatar” movies.

He recently composed the music for a short film called “Living in the Age of Airplanes.” The film is narrated by his friend Harrison Ford, who narrowly escaped death this year flying his own plane to a crash landing. Horner leaves a wife and two children. Condolences to them and to his friends and fans. A terrible loss.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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