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SN: RIP James Horner

SN: RIP James Horner

On June 22nd 2015 legendary movie composer James Horner died in a plane crash. At this time they are still figure out the details of the accident. He was 61 years old.

I was told once that what you see is only 50% of the movie, the other half is what you hear. James Horner conducted scores for a wide variety of films, some epics, some comedies, some kids films, and even horror films.

He won 2 Oscars both for “Titanic” in 1998, but had been nominated for 6 other films throughout time. In 1987 he was nominated twice for “Aliens” and “An American Tail.” He was nominated again in 1990 for “Field of Dreams.” He was nominated twice again in 1996 for “Apollo 13” and “Braveheart” the two films would go on to fight each other for Best Picture that year. He finally won in 1998 for “Titanic.” His most recent nomination came in 2010 where he teamed back up with James Cameron for “Avatar.”

To watch the filmography of James Horner is to watch some of the Best Films of the last 30 years. I loved all the work he did composing for “Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan” and “The Search for Spock.” But distinctly the score for “The Land Before Time” has stuck with me, almost more than the movie has, since my childhood.

We have lost what could’ve four more decades of great movie scores. We also lost a great person. Rest in peace James Horner.

Oscar: The 9 films that could win “Best Picture”

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Oscar: The 9 films that could win “Best Picture”

This list won’t just be the top 9 films on the Best Picture prediction page. It also won’t be the 9 I think will make it with nominations (though very possible). Many other films not on the list could be nominated, but won’t compete for the win, the same way “The Blind Side” or “District 9” didn’t compete in 2010 and how “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” didn’t compete in 2011.

At this point in the race we have seen all but four of the major contenders. We, as a film-going audience, haven’t seen them, but critics have, and we have been given a general consensus on the film.

So here are the top 9, possible Oscar Winners. I can guarantee one of these nine films will be our Oscar Best Picture winner.
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