Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Make your own kind of music

As many of you may know, I am a pretty big fan of the music of Lost. With that said, I figured it would be a good idea to pay homage to the man behind it all, Michael Giacchino:
This guy's awesome. His themes, as simple as they may be, will be ingrained in our memories for years to come, I'm sure. One would normally say that his music fits the scenes perfectly, but I would disagree with that and say that he regularly sets the scene with his music. Take this video from "Through The Looking Glass" as an example. Set it at the 55 second mark and watch it with the sound off. You won't be missing any dialogue as it is only the music playing:

Kind of boring. Now watch it again with the sound on, and you'll damn near cry. I certainly did the first time I watched it. I mean, notice how the piano hits the high F right as Charlie slams "Not Penny's Boat" on the window. That's surely no accident. And that's only one example! Others being Boone's death and Aaron's birth, any time they explore the island, the little motif that plays whenever something mysterious happens, and when the Oceanic 6 first land at Sumba using Penny's life raft. Now, I'm sure I'm not saying anything here that nobody else has realized, but I thought it would be a good idea to say it on record. Michael Giacchino regularly makes one of the strongest scores television has ever seen. There. I said it.

Also, he made the music for The Incredibles. I love that movie.


madewell said...

Ok Dylan. I watched this clip.

It's so sad - and you're right, the music makes it that way.

I loved this episode. This is the saddest episode, but it also set up the show for one of the best season finales ever.

Lydian said...

that high f with charlie's hand thing...can also be attributed to good editing. :)

Dylan Thomas B. said...

Oh yeah, the season 3 finale is the definitely the best finale. You just can't top it. It had the whole Looking Glass thing, a rad beach battle, and the best twist ever involving pillhead Jack. Awesome.

madewell said...

This guy totally won a golden globe!