Lost vinyl

As we continue to barrel through Peak TV and into a realm of Far Too Much TV, one thing has remained crystal clear: Michael Giacchino‘s score for the ABC drama Lost is the best television score of all time. I’m glad we all agree on this.

To celebrate the show’s 15th anniversary, Mondo is teaming up with Hollywood Records for a Lost vinyl recording of Giacchino’s live performance of the show’s music during a concert in Ireland earlier this year. Get the details below, including the price and which tracks from the series will be included.
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Michael Giacchino

Casting for director Matt Reeves‘ new take on Batman is currently underway. Robert Pattinson has been locked in to star in The Batman for a little while now, but recently Zoe Kravitz was added as Catwoman, and Paul Dano just came on board to play The Riddler. Plus, Jeffrey Wright is also supposed to play Commissioner Gordon. But The Batman is also getting some of the names behind the scenes sorted out as well.

Michael Giacchino, composer of scores for The Incredibles, LOST, Cloverfield, and the rebooted Star Trek franchise, has accepted the task of providing The Batman score for Matt Reeves. Find out more below. Read More »

Far From Home soundtrack

The prolific Michael Giacchino is back with Spider-Man: Far From Home. The talented composer once again lends his talents to creating memorable, energetic music. And, as is his style, all of the tracks have clever, punny names. The first officially released track from Giacchino’s Far From Home soundtrack is now available for your listening pleasure, and it doesn’t disappoint.

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Michael Giacchino

Michael Giacchino is known as one of the best composers working in film and television today, but the prolific musician is beginning to flex some different creative muscles. After making his directing debut last year with a short film, Giacchino will head to the final frontier and direct a Star Trek episode for CBS All Access. Read more about the upcoming Michael Giacchino Star Trek episode below. Read More »

brad bird next project

Brad Bird has successfully made the leap from animated movies to live-action blockbusters and back to animated movies. But there’s one genre, despite often working under the umbrella of Disney, that he hasn’t yet tackled: musicals.

The Incredibles 2 director confirmed that his next project will be something that he’s “deathly afraid of” but that he’s been wanting to make for a long time. The next Brad Bird project is a live-action and animated hybrid musical that will be composed by Michael Giacchino. And before you say Mary Poppins 3, it’s a completely original project.

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pancake milkshake in ralph breaks the internet

Today, we continue my interview with Ralph Breaks The Internet directors Phil Johnston and Rich Moore, and producer Clark Spencer, in a discussion that is all about the film’s spoilers, cameos, and easter eggs. The filmmakers explain why the “Pancake Milkshake” scene, which was one of the funniest parts of the film’s marketing (and has been included in a lot of the film’s merchandising), didn’t make it into the actual movie. They also share their favorite cameos and easter eggs. If you’ve seen the film and don’t mind spoiler chat, read on!

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Far From Home score

The constantly busy Michael Giacchino just locked down another soundtrack gig. The composer will return once again to the MCU to handle the Spider-Man: Far From Homscore. This will be Giacchino’s third Marvel Cinematic Universe score, having producing the music for Doctor Strange and Spider-Man: Homecoming.

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Lost Live concert

Nearly 14 years after the premiere of ABC’s mega-hit drama LOST, showrunners Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse reunited at the John Ansin Ford Amphitheatre in Los Angeles this past weekend for We Have to Go Back: The LOST Concert 2018. They were on hand to introduce composer Michael Giacchino, arguably the most valuable player of the entire series. Giacchino conducted many of the show’s most memorable songs over the course of the evening and even debuted a brand new track from the upcoming film Bad Times at the El Royale.

We’ve compiled some of the highlights from the event into a video below. Watch as surprise guest cast members read sections from the show’s script, Lindelof and Cuse talk about their unorthodox practice of writing Giacchino’s name into the episode scripts, and much more. Read More »

michael giacchino short film

Michael Giacchino has made a name for himself as one of Hollywood’s hardest working film composers, and maybe he can add hardest-working director to his resume. The Oscar-winning composer of Up will finally make his directorial debut with a short film that will be playing at this month’s Fantastic Fest in Austin.

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(Welcome to The Disney Discourse, a recurring feature where Josh Spiegel discusses the latest in Disney news. He goes deep on everything from the animated classics to the theme parks to live-action franchises. In this edition: )

When Pixar Animation Studios began making features, they wanted to differentiate themselves in more ways than one from other animation companies. In the mid-1990s, it was daring to make a full-length computer-animated feature, but Pixar knew there was another trend of modern animation that they should boldly sidestep. To quote Monty Python and the Holy Grail: no singing.

The Disney Renaissance of the 1990s was marked by Broadway-style songs in Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King and more. For a while, Pixar’s filmmakers would compromise with Disney, to the point where a song or two played over the soundtrack in their early films, such as Toy Story and A Bug’s Life. Nearly a quarter-century later, Pixar is the standard-bearer of American animation, only slightly delving into the musical genre with last year’s Coco. Though Pixar’s cautiously utilized songs in their films, they’ve had a very strong association with music, akin to Disney and its relationship with the late Howard Ashman, even if they intended to avoid such associations. With Pixar, many of their recent films have been defined and enhanced by the work of Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino.

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