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Music is an integral part of film and television, a component just as key as cinematography, lighting, acting, or any other. Anyone who has seen movies or shows scored by Michael Giacchino, such as Up, Star Trek, Super 8, Lost, and Fringe will recognize this fact.
Some composers for film and television have become so prominent, and their music so well known, that their pieces become recognizable songs themselves. Even people who haven’t seen Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, or Jaws will instantly recognize their themes. Many of those people could identify these as John Williams scores, too.
Michael Giacchino hasn’t quite reached that level of prominence, but he sure deserves it. Having won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and two Grammys for Up, as well as an Emmy for Lost, Giacchino has helped make for some of the most memorable and emotional moments in pop culture in the 2000s, from the montage of Carl and Ellie’s life in Up to the final moments of Lost.
Giacchino's upcoming work will include the scores for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Jupiter Ascending, Jurassic World, and Inside Out.
Here are the top ten best Michael Giacchino songs (so far).
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