Avatar Accomplishments

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James Horner was the composer for the movie Avatar, and was sadly passed away in June 22, 2015 in a plane crash. He was born in August 14, 1953, in Los Angeles, California. Horner began the life of a musician at an early age of five years of age, and continued his practices at the Royal College of Music in London, England. He further continued his studies of music and received a bachelor's degree at USC and both a master’s degree and a Ph.D. at UCLA. Horner first breakthrough was when he composed music for the movie Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan in 1982, which lead to many opportunities such as working with the London Symphony Orchestra and James Cameron’s Titanic and Avatar movies. Other directors that he had worked with are George Lucas,…show more content…
First piece of music being evaluated is the main credit. However, the main music piece for the Avatar movie title is not at the beginning but rather at the end. In other words, the main title music is the end credit of the film. The only possible reason that came to mind after watching the movie as to why the main music of the movie is played at the credit along with showing the title of the film is to have the audience leaving the theater remembering the film. To feel attached to the film in believing that the planet Pandora is alive and real with its native people, Na’vi, and their aboriginal music. It also gives off the effect of leaving the theater happy and excited. In addition, it’s a possible method of hinting about a sequel for the film by ending the film with Jake waking up in his Na’vi body along with an intense drum based orchestral playing in the background in an aboriginal rhythm, which also adds in the effect for the switch between bodies. The year the film was set to take place was in 2154 on the planet of Pandora, but the music was not futuristic. It felt more in tune with nature like how the Na’vi people are to the land. It starts with the flute, with a soft and relaxing tune slowly building up. Then followed up with a heavy drum, giving off a feel that is fitting for the large humanoid Na’vi people as if they were to play the drums along with some sort of chant that feels fitting for Na’vi people.

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