Tuesday, November 21, 2017

6m1 The Sound of The Incredibles

We're so jazzed to unveil our next topic - Michael Giacchino's score to The Incredibles. Written & directed by Brad Bird and produced by Pixar Animation studios in 2004, this super-sized supermovie brings a great many firsts to the podcast (our first animated feature, first Pixar film, first work from Michael Giacchino). Today we explore the swanky sound of this unique score and discuss the tradition that so inspires its spy vs spy style. Michael Giacchino's path to The Incredibles is an adventure story itself, full of unlikely origins and a true hero's call (this time to follow in the footsteps of a living Double-O legend). Sit back and enjoy - it's fun for the whole family of supers!




The Incredibles - Michael Giacchino - 2004 - Pixar Animation Studios (Brad Bird, dir,)
-Logos
-The Glory Days
-Off To Work
-Incredible Success
-The Incredits

IMDB
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0317705/

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Reel Change: Cartoon Music

After an overlong break, we're happy to be back on air with possibly our most joyful episode. Today's Reel Change is devoted to the phenomenal tradition of Cartoon Music. We trace the roots of this great art to the historic partnership of Walt Disney & Carl Stalling and the earliest days of recorded music for film. We chronicle the evolution of score for animation and the transformational techniques pioneered by the CartoonMusic masters. Many of films' greatest composers have added to the Cartoon corpus - today is also a tasting tour of some delightful cues from Williams, Broughton, Goldsmith, Silvestri and more. Enjoy!






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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

5m4 Audio Commentary for E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Without further ado we present our feature-length audio commentary to E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982). It has been our great honor for the past several weeks to examine and celebrate what may possibly be the most perfect score yet composed for cinema. Flashlights and Reese's Pieces at the ready, there's something in the shadows... a stranger... a searcher... a friend. Let's watch!




E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial - John Williams - 1982 - Universal Pictures (Steven Spielberg, dir,)

Extra-Terrestrial (The 20th Anniversary) Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/e-t-the-extra-terrestrial-the-20th-anniversary/id1951771

IMDB
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083866/

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in Concert
http://filmconcertslive.com/movies/e-t-extra-terrestrial/

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Friday, September 1, 2017

BONUS FEATURES [5m3]

Score study:
"Spotting Session for E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" Complete Cue List



Bookmarks:
Adventures on Earth (from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial) - John Williams Signature Edition score
http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/adventures-on-earth-deluxe-score-sheet-music/3979664


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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

5m3 Spotting Session for E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Today's spotting session was produced with no small amount of labor and love. From beginning to end we discuss each instance of underscore in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, hopefully contextualizing this powerful music along with the cinematic narrative it supports. Steeped in the collection of thematic material we covered last week, we now explore just how those melodic threads are woven into the fabric of the complete film and hopefully illuminate the rich tapestry of music throughout. Today's episode also includes very poignant thoughts on the score from our recent guest - composer, orchestrator, and John Williams collaborator Conrad Pope. While we fully expected that combing through the music of E.T. cue by cue would be an emotionally powerful experience, it has been rewarding beyond our imagining. Please enjoy!




E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial - John Williams - 1982 - Universal Pictures (Steven Spielberg, dir,)

Extra-Terrestrial (The 20th Anniversary) Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/e-t-the-extra-terrestrial-the-20th-anniversary/id1951771

IMDB
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083866/

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in Concert
http://filmconcertslive.com/movies/e-t-extra-terrestrial/

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

BONUS FEATURES [5m2]

Score study:
"Additional Themes from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" Condensed Score excerpt




Bookmarks:
Adventures on Earth (from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial) - John Williams Signature Edition score
http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/adventures-on-earth-deluxe-score-sheet-music/3979664


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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

5m2 Additional Themes from E.T.

We continue our journey through John Williams' score to E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial by focusing on the many additional themes that populate the film. While perhaps best remembered for the themes featured in last week's episode (Flying theme, the Call), E.T. contains a wealth and diversity of iconic music. Remarkably, the majority of the thematic material emphasizes an important melodic gesture - the ascending perfect fifth. We explore how masterfully Williams distinguishes these disparate motives while simultaneously binding them together in the narrative fabric of the underscore. We endeavor to name the many iconic melodies that recur throughout the film; 'Danger', 'Friendship', 'Mystery', 'Searching', 'E.T.'s Antics', 'Earth', 'Awe', 'Goodbye' and 'Triumph'. Swimming through this rich #moviemusic has been an absolute pleasure. Ready the Reese's Pieces and enjoy!




E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial - John Williams - 1982 - Universal Pictures (Steven Spielberg, dir,)

Extra-Terrestrial (The 20th Anniversary) Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/e-t-the-extra-terrestrial-the-20th-anniversary/id1951771

IMDB
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083866/

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in Concert
http://filmconcertslive.com/movies/e-t-extra-terrestrial/

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