Michael Giacchino's Three Summer Blockbusters

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

George Clooney and Britt Robertson in 'Tomorrowland' George Clooney and Britt Robertson in 'Tomorrowland' (film poster)

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."


Comments [7]

David Garland

Here's the list of pieces played, in the order heard:

- Pin Ultimate Experience
- Sphere and Loathing

The Lost World: Jurassic Park
- Welcome Mr. T-Rex

Jurassic World
- As The Jurassic World Turns
- The Dimophodon Shuffle
- Bury the Hatchling

Inside Out
- Abstract Thought
- Chasing Down Sadness
- Bundle Of Joy

- Electric Dreams

May. 25 2015 09:03 AM
David Garland

You can hear this show again, as an edition of my WNYC show Spinning On Air, tonight (Sunday, May 24) at 8 pm EDT. http://www.wnyc.org/story/michael-giacchino-pre...

@ Toby Castro, I'll post all track titles here soon; sorry don't have them at hand at this moment.

May. 24 2015 06:09 PM
Paul from Australia

That was a great listen -- any chance of a podcast soon? A lot of my friends missed it and would love to hear! Love your station guys.

May. 23 2015 10:09 PM
Arturo from México city

Damit! I can listen imperialismo ando Jurásico World only Inside out
Repeat pelearse maybe A Link?

May. 23 2015 10:04 PM
Toby Castro

What was the name of the second Jurassic World track?

May. 23 2015 10:01 PM

@Paul - thank you for the heads up. We've updated the link above. Hope you enjoy the show!

May. 22 2015 09:52 PM
Paul Pettigrew from Perth, Western Australia

Looks like this will be a riveting show!
One small detail, though: the link, "Listen: 'Tomorrowland' Full Soundtrack" simply isn't correct! There are 24× tracks on the CD (Walt Disney Records BVPR005022) not 12× as listed on the YouTube website.
You can get the actual listing from:

May. 21 2015 09:17 PM

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