Posted on Wednesday, December 16th, 2020 by Jack Giroux
Michael Giacchino has a swanky workplace.
Due to the pandemic, the Oscar-winning film composer is working from his personal studio, which looks straight out of the 1950s at first glance – it’s filled with instruments, warm colors, and nostalgia. Childhood toys from Spider-Man, Star Trek, Speed Racer, and Planet of the Apes are present in his cabinets, which help keep the composer inspired.
Earlier this year, Giacchino went into his studio to produce his debut album, “Travelogue Vol 1,” along with the Nouvelle Modernica Orchestra. For his long-awaited debut, the composer crafted a throwback to old radio shows, mixing together a science-fiction narrative and lively lounge music. The album is melancholic fun. During our conversation with Giacchino, who recently released a holiday single, we talked about the album. But he also told us about his listening habits, concert experiences, the music he relaxes to, dances to, and draws inspiration from. It’s now time to share that latter part.
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Film composer Michael Giacchino and Sir Paul McCartney, best known for an obscure rock group called The Beatles, have been working on an animated film together. Giacchino, who’s the Oscar-winning composer behind Up and Star Trek, is hopeful we’ll see the film one day. Unless we’re mistaken, the jovial composer is possibly alluding to a McCartney-Netflix project called High in the Clouds.
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This fall, Disney would have given fans of The Beatles a wonderful gift in the form of Peter Jackson‘s documentary The Beatles: Get Back. Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in the movie being delayed nearly an entire year from the original September 2020 release date. Read More »
Paul McCartney may be best known for his historic career in music, but he’s about to take a dip into the filmmaking business for his next creative endeavor.
Netflix and Gaumont Animation, who previously collaborated on Bill Burr’s animated series F is for Family, are teaming up for an animated feature adaptation of High in the Clouds, a children’s adventure novel written by Paul McCartney, Geoff Dunbar, and Philip Ardag. And McCartney won’t just be sitting back and watching this movie get made. Read More »
If you’ve ever watched Frank Capra’s classic It’s a Wonderful Life and thought, “Ya know what this story needs? Songs by Paul McCartney!”, today is your lucky day. McCartney is set to write the music and lyrics for an upcoming stage musical adaptation of the film that starred Jimmy Stewart as a banker ready to ruin everyone’s Christmas by throwing himself off a bridge.
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Today marks the 50th anniversary of The Beatles‘ final live performance together on the roof of the band’s headquarters at Apple Corps at 3 Savile Row in London. So it’s only appropriate that today also brings news that The Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson is working on a new documentary about The Beatles.
There have been plenty of documentaries about the British rock sensation known as The Fab Four, with Ron Howard most recently tackling the historic band in a documentary called Eight Days a Week. However, this one will be very different because it will focus on the recording of the band’s final album, Let It Be, and it will feature tons of never-before-seen footage cut from 55 hours of the band working in the studio, something that has rarely been seen on film by the public. Read More »
We’ve known since last year that Pirates of the Caribbean was bringing another legendary rock star into the high seas franchise after having Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards play Jack Sparrow’s father previously. This time, it was the British imported band The Beatles having one of their members turned into a pirate, and now we get to see what he looks like.
Paul McCartney took to Twitter this weekend to reveal a first look at his character in the form of a character poster for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. If you were looking forward to Paul McCartney wearing eyeliner, you will not be disappointed.
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Sing is the latest animated comedy from Illumination Entertainment, and it’s in theaters now. If somehow after the onslaught of musically charged TV spots that have been all over the place this holiday season you weren’t aware of that, here’s another reminder.
The voice cast of Sing (including Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Seth MacFarlane and Tori Kelly) appeared on The Tonight Show to perform an a cappella version of Paul McCartney‘s signature holiday tune “Wonderful Christmastime” with the help of Jimmy Fallon and The Roots. Oh, and the former member of The Beatles popped up to help out too.
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In the decades since they became a sensational imported rock band from the United Kingdom, there have been countless documentaries, TV specials, books and more recounting the rise to fame of The Beatles. But believe it or not, there’s still plenty of footage, stories and photos that you haven’t seen which will be unveiled in a new documentary coming this fall.
The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years is a new feature film from director Ron Howard that takes a look at the band’s time spent on tour from 1962 until 1966, as well as their origins, inner-workings and controversies. For even the most hardcore fans of the Fab Four, this looks like it will have something new to learn.
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Even if you think you know everything there is to know about The Beatles, a new documentary coming to Hulu this fall is bound to have something that you haven’t seen or heard yet. Director Ron Howard has been working on a documentary about the British import known as the Fab Four, focusing on the years the band was touring around the world to screaming audiences and fainting women from 1962 to 1966, and the first teaser trailer gives us a glimpse of the film, complete with talking heads from the surviving members of the band, Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.
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