Category:Films scored by Michael Giacchino
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1. Michael Giacchino – Michael Giacchino is an American composer of music for films, television and video games. Giacchino has received an Emmy Award and multiple Grammy Awards, as well as a Golden Globe Award, Giacchino was born in Riverside Township, New Jersey. His fathers ancestors came from Sicily and his mothers ancestors immigrated from Abruzzo in Southern Italy, Giacchino grew up in Edgewater Park Township, New Jersey and graduated in 1986 from Holy Cross High School in Delran Township, New Jersey. Giacchino began combining images and music at age 10, when he began creating stop-motion animation with homemade soundtracks in his basement, while in high school, an art teacher who mentored Giacchino recommended to his parents that he attend the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Giacchino describes visiting the school with his parents thus, I thought, wow and they actually have colleges like this. Where I can do the things that I am really interested in doing, I loved the kind of freedom that it provided. It was kind of like this great experiment—okay, youre here because you like something, so lets see how much you like it. Were not going to regulate you too much, were going to see how passionate and driven you are, and how much you want this thing. Giacchino enrolled at SVA, majoring in film production and minoring in history, during his final year at SVA, his instructor in film publicity announced an unpaid internship was available at Universal Pictures. Giacchino, who was the only one interested, obtained the six-month position and he graduated from SVA in 1990 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, after which he took music classes at the Juilliard School. When Giacchinos internship ended, Universal hired him, giving him a job upon graduation from college and he later moved to Disney, and when Disney relocated to Los Angeles, Giacchino moved with them, working in publicity, while taking night classes in instrumentation and orchestration at UCLA. However his first major composition was for the DreamWorks video game adaptation of the 1997 movie, The Lost World, the video game was one of the first PlayStation- console title to be recorded with an original live orchestral score. He also worked with Pandemic studios to create the theme for Mercenaries, additionally, Giacchino composed themes for The Incredibles, Rise of the Underminer, and co-wrote the theme of Black with composer Chris Tilton. He also composed the score for Alias, which was based on the series of the same name. In 2008 Giacchino wrote music for Turning Point, Fall of Liberty, in 2007, he returned to the Medal of Honor franchise as he composed the music for Medal of Honor, Airborne. Giacchinos work on video games led to his entrance into television. In 2001, J. J. Abrams, producer of the television series Alias, discovered Giacchino through his video game work, the soundtrack featured a mix of full orchestral pieces frequently intermingled with upbeat electronic music, a departure from much of his previous work. Giacchino would go on to provide the score for J. J, abramss 2004 television series Lost, creating an acclaimed score which employed a unique process of using spare pieces of a plane fuselage for percussion parts
2. 50/50 (2011 film) – 50/50 is a 2011 American comedy-drama film directed by Jonathan Levine, written by Will Reiser, and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Anjelica Huston. The film is inspired by Reisers own experience with cancer. Adam Lerner is a 27-year-old public radio journalist in Seattle with girlfriend and artist Rachael, of whom best friend, while Kyle is brash and outspoken, Adam is more introverted and mild-mannered. After experiencing harsh pains in his back, Adam is diagnosed with schwannoma neurofibrosarcoma, a malignant tumor in his spine and he sees on the Internet that survival is 50/50. After Adam reveals this, his mother, Diane, who nurses her Alzheimers-stricken husband Richard, offers care for him but Adam rejects. However, she is uncomfortable during his treatments and is late to pick him up since he doesnt drive. She also gets him a racing greyhound, Skeletor, as a pet. Throughout Adams struggle, Kyle attempts to maintain his morale, helping Adam shave his head, while on a date, Kyle sees Rachael with another man at a gallery, forcing her to confess, Adam then breaks up for good. He starts to follow Kyle, using his illness to pick up two women at a bar. Meanwhile, Adam skeptically begins going to a young, inexperienced therapist, Katherine McKay, although their relationship and sessions begin unevenly, he slowly begins to open up to her. After she drives him home one of his chemo sessions. She helps Adam understand his mothers situation and that even loved ones feel just as much stress as the patient, during treatments, Adam befriends Alan and Mitch, two older cancer patients also undergoing chemotherapy, who offer advice and smoke marijuana with him. After Mitch dies, Adams fear of his death and future surface as hes subsequently informed that he needs to undergo surgery. The night before, Adam argues with a drunk Kyle, demanding to drive even though he cant, after a near miss, Adam breaks down and berates Kyle for seemingly not taking him seriously and using it for his own gain. Adam calls Katherine and tells her that he wishes he had a girlfriend like her, the next day, Kyle drops Adam off, who embraces Kyle for being a good friend and apologizes for the previous night. After Adam says his farewells to family, he undergoes the surgery, during the wait, Katherine goes to the waiting room and inadvertently meets Adams family and Kyle. After the surgery, Kyle, Diane, and Katherine are told that although the bone degradation was worse than they had thought, the tumor was removed successfully, and that Adam would recover. Some time later, Adam is getting ready for a date with Katherine, while Kyle encourages him, the doorbell rings and Adam lets Katherine inside
3. The Ballad of Nessie – The Ballad of Nessie is a 2011 traditionally animated short film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. It was directed by Stevie Wermers-Skelton and Kevin Deters, and produced by the team behind How to Hook Up Your Home Theater, the short, narrated by Billy Connolly, is a Disney adaptation of the origin of the Loch Ness Monster, Nessie. A creature named Nessie lives happily in a pond with her friend MacQuack. When a rich developer takes the pond and land surrounding it to build a golf course. She finds rejection everywhere and is told to keep a stiff upper lip. Finally, Nessie loses all hope and starts crying for days, weeks, when she cannot cry anymore, she finds that her tears have created the Loch, a new home for her and MacQuack. During the five small credits it is shown that the course has also been flooded, with the developer. The developer breaks down into tears over his loss, the short premiered on March 5,2011, at Anima 2011, the International Animation Film Festival of Brussel. In the US it accompanied the release of Winnie the Pooh. The short was released on October 25,2011, as a feature on the Blu-ray, DVD. The Ballad of Nessie was released on the Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection Blu-ray on August 18,2015, the Ballad of Nessie was nominated for a 2012 Annie Award for Best Animated Short Subject. Official website archived from the original on February 27,2012 The Ballad of Nessie at the Internet Movie Database The Ballad of Nessie at The Big Cartoon DataBase
4. Cars 2 – Cars 2 is a 2011 American computer-animated action comedy spy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The film is the sequel to the 2006 film Cars and features the voices of Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, John Turturro, and Eddie Izzard. In the film, race car Lightning McQueen and tow truck Mater head to Japan and Europe to compete in the World Grand Prix, the film is directed by John Lasseter, co-directed by Brad Lewis, written by Ben Queen, and produced by Denise Ream. Cars 2 was released in the United States on June 24,2011, the film was presented in Disney Digital 3D and IMAX 3D, as well as traditional two-dimensional and IMAX formats. The film was first announced in 2008, alongside Up, Newt, and Brave, a sequel, Cars 3, is scheduled for release on June 16,2017. Finn McMissile, a British spy, infiltrates the worlds largest untapped oil reserves owned by a group of lemon cars, after being discovered, he flees and fakes his death. McMissile and his partner Holley Shiftwell attempt to meet with American spy car Rod Torque Redline at a World Grand Prix promotional event in Tokyo, to receive information about the mastermind. However, Redline is attacked by Zündapps henchmen, but not before passing his information to Mater before he is captured, before killing Redline, Professor Zündapp finds out that Mater was given the information. Mater is soon abducted by Finn and boards his plane, where he helps to some of the information he was given. After traveling to Paris to get information from Finns old friend, they travel to Italy. While the race is being held, Mater infiltrates the meeting, just as the camera is used on a few more cars, causing a multi car pileup. Due to the criminals plan causing Allinol to be perceived as troublesome, Finn and Holley escape later, but realize that the bomb is on Maters air filter. Mater soon flees on the course when McQueen chases after him. The other lemons soon arrive and outnumber Finn, Holley, Mater, and McQueen, in the end, Mater receives a honorary knighthood from the queen, while Sarge reveals that he changed McQueens fuel from Allinol to gasoline, hence why the camera did not work on him. Finn and Holley ask if Mater can join them on another mission, the final scene ends with the World Grand Prix competitors racing each other at Radiator Springs. Much of the cast from the original Cars remained intact for the sequel, Joe Ranft died in an automobile accident on August 16,2005, ten months before Cars was released. The first film was dedicated in memoriam to him, red appears in this film, but he does not speak or vocalize. George Carlin died of heart failure on June 22,2008, Fillmore also shows up in Cars 2, paul Newman died of cancer on September 26,2008
5. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a 2014 American science fiction film directed by Matt Reeves and written by Mark Bomback, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. It stars Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell and it is the sequel to the 2011 film Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which began 20th Century Foxs reboot of the original Planet of the Apes series. It was also a box office success, having grossed over $710 million worldwide, a third installment, titled War for the Planet of the Apes, is set to be released on July 14,2017. Ten years after the pandemic of the deadly ALZ-113 virus, or Simian Flu. Apes with genetically enhanced intelligence, caused by the same ALZ-113, have started to build a civilization of their own, Caesar is the chimpanzee leader of an ape colony in the Muir Woods near San Francisco. Caesars son Blue Eyes and his friend Ash encounter a man named Carver in the woods, carvers party, led by Malcolm, arrive while a number of apes join Blue Eyes and Ash. Caesar orders the humans to leave, and they flee to their community in San Francisco and he demands that the humans stay in their territory. Malcolm meets with Caesar, who allows the humans to work on the generator on the condition that they surrender their guns, as Malcolm, his wife Ellie, and son Alexander work, they bond with the apes. Mutual distrust of both sides gradually subsides until Caesar discovers a gun Carver had hidden and orders the humans to leave and he later allows the humans one extra day to work on the dam after Ellie uses medicine to save Caesars wife, Cornelia. Dreyfus is distrustful of the apes, arming his community from an armory, Koba is distrustful of the humans, discovering the armory and later confronting Caesar, accusing him of loving humans more than apes. In response, Caesar severely beats Koba, but refrains from killing him, Koba returns to the armory, where he takes an assault rifle and kills two guards. Returning home, he secretly kills Carver, the generator is repaired, restoring power to the city. During the celebration, Koba sets fire to the home then, unseen to anyone else, shoots Caesar. In the subsequent panic, Koba takes charge, implicating Carver in the shooting and convincing the apes to attack the humans and he leads them into San Francisco, where they plunder the armory and charge the tower. The apes breach the building and imprison the humans as Dreyfus flees underground, when Ash refuses Kobas orders to kill unarmed humans, citing Caesars teachings, Koba kills Ash and imprisons any ape still loyal to Caesar. Malcolms family finds Caesar barely alive and transport him to his house in San Francisco. Caesar reveals that Koba shot him, realizing that apes can be as corrupt, when Malcolm sneaks into the settlement to find medical supplies for Caesar, he encounters Blue Eyes, who spares him before learning that his father is still alive. After reconciling with Caesar, Blue Eyes returns to the tower and frees the imprisoned humans, Caesar confronts Koba at the top of the tower, but as they fight, Dreyfus, at the cost of his own life detonates C-4 charges that destabilize the tower
6. Day & Night (2010 film) – Day & Night is a Pixar animated short film, directed by Teddy Newton and produced by Kevin Reher. It was packaged to be shown in theaters before Toy Story 3, unlike most other Pixar shorts, the animation style combines 2D and 3D elements, and Up production designer Don Shank says it is unlike anything Pixar has produced before. Day & Night follows two characters, Day and Night, inside Day is a day scene with a sun in the center, and inside Night is a night scene with a moon in the center. For example, when Day is happy he will have a rainbow inside him, Day and Night meet and at first are uneasy about each other. They are dismissive of each other because each perceives the other as being different, however, as the characters discovers the many fascinating events that occur in each other, they learn to appreciate them, and learn to like one another. At the end of the film, the Sun descends in Day and rises in Night, as the Sun continues its course, Day becomes Night, and Night becomes Day. The short uses an effect of combining 2D and 3D animation. The Day & Night is Pixars second short film to be animated in 2D. The voice used in short is from Dr. Wayne Dyer and was taken from a lecture he gave in the 1970s. Pixar honored Dyer by providing him with a screening of the film. They are afraid of new ideas and they are loaded with prejudices, not based upon anything in reality, but based on … if something is new, I reject it immediately because it’s frightening to me. What they do instead is just stay with the familiar and you know, to me, the most beautiful things in all the universe are the most mysterious. The score was created by Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino, who created the score for The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Up. The short has been critically acclaimed, the Wall Street Journal described Day & Night as a sensationally original short, and said it looks like nothing youve ever seen, and plays like a dream of glories to come. Cinema Crazed said the short is very evocative of the classic Warner and MGM animated experiments that appealed to all audiences. NOLA. com described it as a snatch of 3-D whimsy. Day & Night was nominated for the Best Animated Short Film at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards and it won the award for Best Short Film at the 38th Annie Awards. The Visual Effects Society also gave Day & Night an award for the Outstanding Achievement in an Animated Short, official website Day & Night at the Internet Movie Database Day & Night at Filmaffinity
7. Doctor Strange (2016 film) – Doctor Strange is a 2016 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In Doctor Strange, surgeon Stephen Strange learns the arts from the Ancient One after a career-ending car accident. Various incarnations of a Doctor Strange film had been in development since the mid-1980s, until Paramount Pictures acquired the rights in April 2005. Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer were brought on board in June 2010 to write a screenplay, in June 2014, Derrickson and Spaihts were hired to direct and re-write the film, respectively. Cumberbatch was chosen for the role in December 2014, necessitating a schedule change to work around his other commitments. This gave Derrickson time to work on the script himself, for which he brought Cargill on to help, the film began principal photography in November 2015 in Nepal, before moving to the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, and concluding in New York City in April 2016. Doctor Strange held its premiere in Hong Kong on October 13,2016. The film has grossed over $677 million worldwide, and was met with reviews from critics. It also received an Academy Award nomination for Best Visual Effects, in Kathmandu, Nepal, the sorcerer Kaecilius and his zealots enter the secret compound Kamar-Taj and behead its librarian. They steal a ritual from an ancient and mystical text belonging to the Ancient One, the Ancient One pursues the traitors, but Kaecilius and his followers escape. In New York City, Stephen Strange, an acclaimed but arrogant neurosurgeon, fellow surgeon and former lover Christine Palmer tries to help him move on, but Strange vainly pursues experimental surgeries. Strange eventually seeks out Jonathan Pangborn, a paraplegic who mysteriously regained the use of his legs, Pangborn directs Strange to Kamar-Taj, where he is taken in by Mordo, a sorcerer under the Ancient One. The Ancient One demonstrates her power to Strange, revealing the astral plane and she agrees to train Strange, despite his arrogance, which reminds her of Kaecilius. Strange studies under the Ancient One and Mordo, and from ancient books in the library that is now presided over by the master Wong, the sorcerers task is to protect the Sanctums, though Pangborn had forgone this responsibility to instead channel mystical energy into walking again. Strange progresses quickly, and he reads the text from which Kaecilius stole pages. Mordo and Wong warn Strange against breaking the laws of nature, Kaecilius uses the stolen pages to summon the powerful Dormammu of the Dark Dimension, where time is non-existent. Kaecilius destroys the London Sanctum to weaken Earths protection, and sends Strange from Kamar-Taj to the New York Sanctum, the zealots begin to attack the New York Sanctum, but Strange holds them off with the mystical Cloak of Levitation until Mordo and the Ancient One arrive
8. Dug's Special Mission – Dugs Special Mission is a Pixar short CGI film, directed by Ronnie del Carmen. It is tied into and included on the DVD and Blu-ray Disc release of Up, and Pixar Short Films Collection, Volume 2. According to Jonas Rivera, the producer of Pixars film Up, in the short, Dug is instructed on how to catch the bird by Alpha, Beta, and Gamma, but their instructions are really intended to keep Dug away from them. It was kept this way in Up because the writers wanted to keep the focus on Carl, after further developing Dug, it was decided that stories could be told about him beyond the film due to his lovable personality. Peterson was the person who created, voiced, and wrote most of Dug, Carmen noted there were many lines and quips that Bob Peterson did during recording that I could have used but had to leave out. An extra reference for the animation was Carmens own German Shepherd when he was growing up, added inspiration for the Dug scenes came from various Pixar crew members, including John Lasseter. Carmen wrote the story and dialogue for Dugs Special Mission and he assumed once finishing working on the story for Up, he could move into a short. However, the act of the film ran into plot issues, causing him to simultaneously remain on the staff to iron these out, start work on the short. Project approval for the short was given by Disney during January 2009, the music was restricted to the score that Michael Giacchino had already written for the movie. Another challenge was working with the constraint of making a film that’s only 4.5 minutes. On the prospect of further Up-related shorts, Carmen said I definitely would love to do the stories of Dug. I had a scene in the storyboard of Dug’s Special Mission that had him flying an airplane. We cut it because of the length, and it seemed out of place with the other gags, but I still want to see him in a plane someday. There are stories in my head that tell how he got into Muntz’s pack, Dug in that pack looks like a mistake – an oversight. I would love to tell that story of how he got there. Certainly Muntz and Dug, Russell and Dug…Carl and Dug too and this ordinary Golden Retriever wishes that it will be the happiest day of his life, when suddenly, Kevin runs over him and the pack leaders - Alpha, Beta and Gamma - run into Dug. Irritated with Dug for getting in their way, they come up with special missions for Dug to help capture the bird, however, these are just ploys to keep Dug out of their way. First, Alpha assigns Dug to watch a large rock and make sure it doesnt move, Dug accidentally causes a pebble to roll down an incline and topple the large boulder, which nearly crushes Alpha, Beta and Gamma