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James Horner

James Horner

James Roy Horner (born August 14, 1953) is an American composer, conductor, and orchestrator of film music. He is noted for the integration of choral and electronic elements in many of his film scores, and for frequent use of Celtic musical elements. His score for the 1997 film Titanic remains the best selling orchestral film soundtrack of all time.Horner has scored over 100 films, frequently collaborating with directors such as James Cameron, Mel Gibson and Ron Howard. Other scores he has composed on include those for Commando, Titanic, Braveheart, Willow, Apollo 13, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Cocoon, Legends of the Fall, Aliens, Glory, The Mask of Zorro, Field of Dreams, Enemy at the Gates, Casper, Troy, Bicentennial Man, The Rocketeer, A Beautiful Mind, Mighty Joe Young, The Perfect Storm, Deep Impact, Avatar and more recently, The Amazing Spider-Man.Horner has won two Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, three Satellite Awards, three Saturn Awards, and has been nominated for three British Academy Film Awards. His body of work is also notable for including the scores to the two highest-grossing films of all time: Titanic (1997) and Avatar (2009), both of which were directed by James Cameron.Film1970s1978 The Drought (for the American Film Institute)1978 Fantasies (for the American Film Institute)1978 Gist and Evans (for the American Film Institute)1978 Landscapes (for the American Film Institute)1978 Just for a Laugh (for the American Film Institute)1978 The Watcher (for the American Film Institute)1979 The Lady in Red1979 Up from the Depths1980s1990s2000s2010sTelevision1981 A Few Days in Weasel Creek1981 Angel Dusted1982 A Piano for Mrs. Cimino1982 Rascals and Robbers: The Secret Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn1983 Between Friends1985 Amazing Stories (Episode: "Alamo Jobe")1985 Faerie Tale Theatre (Episode: "The Pied Piper of Hamelin")1985 Surviving1990 Tales from the Crypt (Episode: "Cutting Cards")1990 Extreme Close-Up1992 Crossroads (theme)1992 Fish Police (theme and pilot episode)2000 Freedom Song2006 CBS Evening NewsShort films1985 Let's Go1986 Captain EO (shown at Walt Disney theme parks worldwide)1989 Tummy Trouble1991 Norman and the Killer2012 First in FlightConcert works1976: "Conversations"1977: "Spectral Shimmers"1998: "Titanic Suite"2000: "A Forest Passage"2012: "Titanic 3D Premiere'2014: "Double Concerto (for violin and cello)'2015: "For Four Horns'Miscellaneous worksLogo music for Universal Pictures (1990–1997), Lionsgate, Icon Productions and CBS Films.THX trailer "Cimarron"Music for the P-51 aerobatic flight team "The Horsemen"Awards and nominationsHorner has won two Academy Awards, for Best Original Dramatic Score (Titanic) and Best Original Song ("My Heart Will Go On") in 1998, and has been nominated for an additional eight Oscars. He has also won two Golden Globe Awards, three Satellite Awards, three Saturn Awards, and has been nominated for three British Academy Film Awards.In October 2013 James Horner will receive the Max Steiner Award at the Hollywood in Vienna Gala, an award given for extraordinary achievements in the field of film music. Thus, Horner will be fifth composer to receive this award, after John Barry, Howard Shore, Alan Silvestri and Lalo Schifrin.AFIIn 2005, the American Film Institute unveiled their list of the top twenty-five American film scores. Five of Horner's scores were among 250 nominees, making him the most nominated composer to not make the top twenty-five:Apollo 13 (1995)Braveheart (1995)Field of Dreams (1989)Glory (1989)Titanic (1997)List of accoladesGrammy1988: An American Tail - Best Album of Original Instrumental Background Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television1988: "Somewhere Out There" (from: An American Tail, Winner) - Song of The Year1988: "Somewhere Out There" (from: An American Tail, Winner) - Best Song Written Specificially For a Motion Picture or Television1990: Field of Dreams - Best Album of Original Instrumental Background Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television1991: Glory (Winner) - Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television1996: "Whatever You Imagine" (from: The Pagemaster) - Best Song Written Specificially For a Motion Picture or Television1999: "My Heart Will Go On" (from: Titanic, Winner) - Record of The Year1999: "My Heart Will Go On" (from: Titanic, Winner) - Song of The Year1999: "My Heart Will Go On" (from: Titanic, Winner) - Best Song Written For A Motion Picture or for Television2003: A Beautiful Mind - Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media2011: Avatar - Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media2011: "I See You" (from: Avatar) - Best Song Written For A Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media

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