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Mel Gibson (born January 3, 1956) is an actor, director, screenwriter and film producer.
He is one of the most profitable film actors with the Mad Max and Lethal Weapon series.
Two of his achievements, Braveheart and The Passion of the Christ were great successes.
He won numerous awards including an Oscar and a Golden Globe for Best Director for Braveheart in 1995.
JAMES HORNER: A LIFE IN MUSIC PROMO VIDEO
The Royal Albert Hall has released a new promotional video for their upcoming concert. James Horner: A Life in Music will be performed on October 24th in London, and will feature selections from Avatar, Braveheart, Legends of the Fall, Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind, and many others. There will be exclusive video commentary from frequent Horner collaborators: directors James Cameron, Ron Howard, Mel Gibson and Sir Richard Eyre, and producer Jon Landau. There will be “very special guests” in attendance. The promotional video features brief excerpts of commentary from Howard, Cameron, and Gibson. “He loved textures and sounds and beautiful things…. I
[CHARLIE ROSE INTERVIEW] JAMES HORNER: "I'M A ROMANTIC"
The interview with James Horner recorded on March 1, 2001 with Charlie Rose as part of the promotion of the film Enemy at the Gates is finally available. The composer covers several subjects during 19 minutes: His passion for film music, the role of film music, the new generation of directors, Titanic, Jean-Jacques Annaud, Braveheart … The video also features a short extract from the recording session of Enemy at the Gates. "I think it-- for the first time I felt that the music was supporting something bigger than the music that had a more profound effect on an audience than just sitting
HACKSAW RIDGE, THE GREAT WALL: AN UNWRITTEN PRESENT
"I have this text from him [James Horner] the night before he died and I had spoken to him earlier and he was in a great place. Then the next morning there was this stream of texts and the phone calls started coming in - I would trade anything not to have this discussion." 1 Simon Franglen I would trade anything not to have published An Unwritten Future, an article by Kim Østenfor Spildrejorde in July 2015, a few days after the disappearance of James Horner. He gave an overview of the projects in which James Horner was engaged: James Cameron's
BRAVEHEART EXPANDED RELEASE REVIEW
"Every man dies, but not every man really lives." William Wallace – Braveheart – 1995 Among experts, Mel Gibson’s Braveheart is not exactly renowned for its historical accuracy. Screenwriter Randall Wallace – no relation – avowedly devised the narrative not as a faithful period piece but rather as a vehicle for the values and ideas embodied by the protagonist. In fact, the general thinking is that if reality is the realm of documentary, art in its many forms is a dramatic interpretation of it. A dramatist first and foremost, James Horner follows suit, focusing on the emotional core of the story rather
BAFTA GURU: A CONVERSATION WITH JAMES HORNER
29 April 2015. With host Tommy Pearson and a small audience, an important 75 minutes was to unfold. It is disheartening to note that this, a typical but always insightful interview with Tommy Pearson, would be the last interview our late maestro would give before his sudden passing on June 22, 2015. With this in mind, the angelic manners of James Horner's conveyance of thought are ever more heartbreaking as he describes some of his career highlights and passions to Tommy and the audience. His wonderfully unique way thinking and speaking those thoughts will be as sorely missed as the mystical
AVATAR, HACKSAW RIDGE, 12TH MAN: AN UNWRITTEN FUTURE
We afford a small look at what had been on the horizon for James Horner, a window into what a few short weeks ago was certain but which now must be accepted as a reality that will never come to be. It had been known for quite some time that he was going to compose the scores for the sequels to Avatar. As late as this past April, he talked about how he had started putting together ideas, and James Cameron also stated after Horner’s death that he would have started work on the score later this year. However, there were also
JAMES HORNER INTERVIEWED BY TOMMY PEARSON
Saturday, January 31, 2015. 17:00. For this particular episode of "Saturday Night at the Movies" for Classic FM, Tommy Pearson indulged in a conversation with James Horner in the summer of 2012, at his home in Los Angeles. Contained within the two hour running time is a well thought out, in depth and intelligent conversation between two people... one, a passionate music lover, the other, a true genius of the modern art of music composition and its magical ability to break and heal our hearts and souls. In this quiet conversation, James Horner gives us insights into how he began his film
CONVERSATION WITH JAMES HORNER
"If you build it he will come ..." Just like Ray Kinsella, the character played by Kevin Costner in Field of Dreams, a voice (or rather my intuition) led me to create the Association and the James Horner Film Music website. Every minute, every hour spent working for this project was partly guided by an objective I held close in my heart: publish a new, previously unreleased conversation with James Horner. I gave myself five years to get there. Next January we will celebrate four years of JHFM... Unlike the composer, who never listens again to his old music and who never
VIENNA 2013: INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC SYMPOSIUM
Wednesday, October 2, 2013, Vienna. Around 3pm, James Horner arrived at the Max Reinhardt Seminar with Varese Sarabande executive producer Robert Townson and Dr. Sandra Tomek, Managing Director and Artistic Producer of Hollywood In Vienna. For an hour and twenty minutes, before an audience of 200, the composer answered questions from Robert Townson and the public. The conference featured five video clips from the following films: A Beautiful Mind (Creating "Governing Dynamics"), Braveheart (A Gift of a Thistle), Legends of the Fall (The Ludlows), Avatar (Jake's First Flight), and finally Titanic (Rose). James Horner's emotion during each sequence, the precision of
MAJOR UPDATE OF THE TONY HINNIGAN WEBSITE
The official site on Tony Hinnigan, James Horner’s faithful collaborator since Willow, has embeded a video player device, which allows us to hear and see the artist more easily. Thus, many sequences have been added. This is an opportunity for us to introduce you to this site and to advise you to have a look at it: www.tonyhinnigan.com. News Tony Hinnigan recently referred to the concert at the world premiere of Titanic 3D as well as recording sessions of For Greater Glory. Movies There are very interesting anecdotes about the various films in which he participated. These films are so far listed up to