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RIP James Horner: The Late Composer on The Rocketeer

We’re saddened to learn of the death of composer James Horner, whose well-known film scores include the highest-selling orchestral score of all time (Titanic), and a bevy of other beloved titles. In this interesting clip, Horner talks about writing the score for The Rocketeer — some 100 minutes altogether — in just two and a half weeks’ time. As he discusses, the film was originally cut with temp music, leading executives to feel that certain scenes were too long and needed to be cut to shreds; with his score added, scenes played better and could be restored to their original, necessary length.

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