Welcome to Episode 28 of “Reel Chat” – a podcast that guarantees week in, week out – the “Reel World as we know it.”
On this very special new episode, host Adam Stolfo is joined by co-host Brose Avard, big fan Andrew McCaskill and Stuart Wilson to discuss and celebrate the life and career of one of the most talented and universally loved film composers of all time – the one and only James Horner.
Even for those of you who aren’t overly familiar with him by name, you’ll no doubt be familiar with his work. An avid pilot, Horner was killed in a tragic plane crash near Santa Barbara, California on June 22 this year, leaving behind a wife and two daughters and devastating the film music community. He was only 61 years old.
Horner composed the scores to over 150 films, including the two most successful films of all time – 1997’s “Titanic” and 2009’s “Avatar“. Other career highlights included (but were certainly not limited to) Brainstorm, Cocoon, Commando, Aliens, Willow, Honey I Shrunk The Kids, Glory, The Rocketeer, Patriot Games, Legends Of The Fall, Braveheart, Apollo 13, Ransom and Troy.
Hear the guys discuss Horner’s extraordinary life and career, his amazing heart and talent, his character traits (or “Hornerisms”), his legendary “self-plagiarism” criticisms, and much, much more – all accompanied by an underscore of musical highlights from Horner’s large (and outstanding) body of work – presented here for your listening pleasure. “Reel Chat” pays respect to the great man in the best way they know how.
R.I.P. James. Your music will live on for generations to come!