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Italian American composer Michael Giacchino has built a successful career by collaborating with Director/Producer JJ Abrams.  In this episode, we will explore this collaboration from TV to film through the wonderful music Giacchino has composed for many of Abrams works.  We will also explore other music he has created on his own for blockbuster films like Star Trek and Pixar’s The Incredibles.

He has received many accolades for his work, including an Oscar for Up (2009), an Emmy for Lost (2004), and three Grammy Awards.

Giacchino is known for his collaborations with directors J. J. Abrams, Brad Bird, Matt Reeves, Pete Docter, Colin Trevorrow, Jon Watts, Drew Goddard, The Wachowskis, Taika Waititi, and Thomas Bezucha. His film scores include several films from the Mission: Impossible; Jurassic World, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Star Trek reboot series, eight Pixar Animation Studios films, multiple Disney films, Rogue One, The Batman; and several other films. He also composed the score for the video game series Medal of Honor and Call of Duty and the television series Alias, Lost, and Fringe.

Track List

The InCredits  – “The Incredibles”

The Starfleet Spaceport – “Star Trek”

LAX – “Lost”

Helluvacopter Chase – “MI-III”

Married Life – “Up”

ROAR! – “Cloverfield”

Medal of Honor

Letting Go – “Super 8”

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