Michael Giacchino's Three Summer Blockbusters

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Composer Michael Giacchino has scored three of this summer's big movies: the special effects thrillers "Tomorrowland" and "Jurassic World," and the Pixar animated feature "Inside Out." Fresh from completing nearly five hours of music for these films, Giacchino joins David Garland to present music from "Tomorrowland," and to give us the world premiere of music from "Jurassic World" and "Inside Out."

Giacchino shares his thoughts and insights about the particulars of these scores, and about the art and joy of writing music for film.

David Garland also spoke with Giacchino this week on WNYC's Spinning on Air. Listen to that segment below:


In this interview excerpt, Giacchino talks about how summer movies spurred his interest in film music. "As a ten-year-old kid back home in New Jersey growing up, I could not wait for summer to come," he says, "because summer meant I could go spend my days in the movie theaters watching films, whether it was 'Back to the Future,' 'Goonies,' 'Poltergeist' or 'E.T.' That was a great time to be a kid."