Great Job, Internet!: A year after his death, a fitting musical tribute to composer James Horner

It has been a year since a plane crash claimed the life of prolific film composer James Horner, the man whose music was integral to such James Cameron hits as Avatar, Titanic, and Aliens. To recognize the anniversary of the maestro’s death, the duo of Jon and Al Kaplan have released a half-sentimental, half-satirical tribute video entitled “Without James Horner.” Loaded with clips from the composer’s many film projects, including Cocoon and Field Of Dreams, the video is built around an original song whose lyrics ponder the sad realities of a Horner-less world. “Without James Horner,” goes the chorus as Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio cavort on screen, “How will we know that we’re in love?” Over the years, the song points out, Horner’s talent has lent grandeur to everything from Star Trek to Mel Gibson. “He left behind his music,” the song continues. “It alleviates …

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