This may be wishful thinking on my part, but I really, REALLY hope that there is some tribute to James Horner during the Oscars on Sunday night. I mean he was one of the greatest film composers of his generation, surely they’ll say something about him (here’s hoping…)
Anyways, it’s hard to believe that Titanic is almost twenty years old. At the time of its release, the epic love tragedy dominated the box office and set records that took years to break. It was nominated for a staggering 14 Academy Awards and won 11 (one of only three films to do so, Ben-Hur and The Return of the King are the others). Of these 11, James Horner received two: For Best Original Dramatic Score and Best Original Song (“My Heart Will Go On”).
It’s very likely that James Horner may win an Oscar posthumously, given that several scores were created for films that were released following his death. I will always hate that he was taken away too soon, but maybe he can be recognized for his genius (yes, I said genius) one final time. And if not, at least we can acknowledge how brilliant his music was.
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