Film Quizzes: James Horner

It was with a very heavy heart that I heard of the death of legendary composer James Horner. An avid pilot, Horner was alone on his small S-312 Tucano MK1 plane when it crashed within a remote area of the Los Padres National Forest, about 100 miles from Los Angeles. Composing since the 1970s, Horner won 10 Academy nominations throughout his long career, winning twice for his work on Titanic. In his time within Hollywood, Horner worked with some of the industry’s biggest directors, including Steven Spielberg, Oliver Stone, George Lucas, Ron Howard, James Cameron and Terence Malick.

Ruth at Flixchatter posted a lovely tribute about her favourite musical pieces, and below is my own tribute to the man himself. Like with Robin Williams, it isn’t about super hard clues but more of a celebration of the wide range of films he worked on.

Film Quizzes - James Horner Film 1 (1980s)

Film Quizzes - James Horner Film 2 (1980s)

Film Quizzes - James Horner Film 3 (1980s)

Film Quizzes - James Horner Film 4 (1980s)

Film Quizzes - James Horner Film 5 (1980s)

Film Quizzes - James Horner Film 6 (1990s)

Film Quizzes - James Horner Film 7 (1990s)

Film Quizzes - James Horner Film 8 (1990s)

Film Quizzes - James Horner Film 9 (2000s)

Film Quizzes - James Horner Film 10 (2000s)

Film Quizzes - James Horner Film 11 (2000s)

Film Quizzes - James Horner Film 12 (2000s)

Answers

1. Star Trek 2: Wrath of Khan  (1982)

2. 48 Hours  (1982)

3. Aliens  (1986)

4. Field of Dreams  (1989)

5. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)

6. Legends of the Fall  (1994)

7. Braveheart  (1995)

8. Titanic  (1997)

9. The Perfect Storm  (2000)

10. A Beautiful Mind  (2001)

11. The New World  (2005)

12. Avatar  (2009)

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34 thoughts on “Film Quizzes: James Horner

    • I’d always assumed he was much older. He’s been around as long as I can remember being into films. Nice choice. My favourites are Braveheart, and especially Legends of the Fall. I can’t believe how wonderful that music was. It summed up the tone and theme perfectly. I’ve listened to it countless, countless, times.

  1. I saw this and wondered if there was a mystery in his death or just accidental?
    I have seen most of these movies and the music made the film more intersting. Music helps build tension, excitement and suspense. Great post 🙂

    • It just seemed a tragic accident, though we won’t know for certain until they go through all the wreckage. He had been flying a long time so presumably it was a mechanical failure.

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