Celebri­ties re­flect on James Horner’s death

The China Post - - ARTS -

Celebrity col­leagues and ad­mir­ers of film com­poser James Horner tweeted their re­ac­tions to his death in a plane crash at age 61:

James Cameron and Jon Lan­dau, in a state­ment:

“The Avatar com­mu­nity has lost one of our great cre­ative lights with the pass­ing of James Horner. James’ mu­sic was the air un­der the ban­shees’ wings, the an­cient song of the for­est, and the heart­beat of Eywa. We have lost not only a great team­mate and col­lab­o­ra­tor, but a good friend. James’ mu­sic af­fected the heart be­cause his heart was so big, it in­fused ev­ery cue with deep emo­tional res­o­nance, whether soar­ing in majesty through the float­ing moun­tains, or cry­ing for the loss of na­ture’s in­no­cence un­der bull­dozer treads. The beauty and power of Avatar lay not just in the su­perb per­for­mances and the vis­ual splen­dor, but in the mu­sic that made us cry and ex­ult along with our char­ac­ters. Irayo, James. Fly brother.”

Ce­line Dion, on her web­site ce­line­dion.com:

“Rene and I are shaken by the tragic death of James Horner, whom we con­sid­ered a friend. We will al­ways re­mem­ber his kind­ness and great tal­ent that changed my ca­reer. We send our prayers and deep­est con­do­lences to his fam­ily and friends.”

Di­rec­tor Ron Howard, on Twit­ter:

“Bril­liant Com­poser James Horner, friend & col­lab­o­ra­tor on 7 movies has trag­i­cally died in a plane crash. My heart aches for his loved ones.” Ac­tress Rita Wil­son: “#JAMES HORNER com­posed the score to Vol­un­teers, the movie that @tomhanks & I did in 1985. Beau­ti­ful score. Prayers 4 James and his fam­ily.”

Josh Groban, who per­formed the James Horner com­posed song “Re­mem­ber Me” from the 2004 film “Troy”:

“He wrote me a song that has such spe­cial mean­ing to me. We’ll al­ways re­mem­ber you, James. RIP.” #ge­nius http://bit. ly/1LxUPgR

Ac­tor Rus­sell Crowe:

“My sin­cere con­do­lences to the fam­ily, loved ones and friends of James Horner. #abeau­ti­ful­mind” Ac­tor Ron Perl­man: “I am lucky to be able to say I was in a movie that was scored by #JamesHorner. Flights of an­gels dear sweet beau­ti­ful mind...” Di­rec­tor James Wan: “This is such heart-wrench­ing news. James Horner’s mu­sic guided me thru my teenage years. My dreams and day­dreams were set to his scores.”

Writer, di­rec­tor and pro­ducer Seth MacFar­lane:

“In­cred­i­bly sad­dened to hear about the loss of James Horner. I grew up lov­ing his work. He leaves be­hind a spec­tac­u­lar mu­si­cal legacy.”

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