From the Official www.TomCruise.com:
On Oscar night, the people who tend to receive the most attention are the stars of the films. However, an often overlooked category of the Academy Awards is one that brings a film to life through music: Original Score.
There’s so many great themes crafted by composers: think of the iconic John Williams score for Star Wars, Bernard Hermann’s terrifying strings during the shower scene from Psycho, or Henry Mancini’s jazzy theme for The Pink Panther.
And, of course, there’s the Mission: Impossible theme: dun dun dun dun, dun dun dun dun…(you get the idea). Although the main theme was originally composed by Argentine composer Lalo Schifrin, Michael Giacchino reinvented the theme to make it his own for Mission: Impossible III. Check out Giacchino’s music used during the movie trailer:
Now, Giacchino may win his first Oscar at the 82nd Academy Awards for Pixar’s animated film Up. The Hollywood Reporter offers their reasons why Giacchino could win, particularly for his use of music during the opening montage of the character’s romantic relationship. From childhood to old age, Giacchino’s nostalgic theme plays over the course of the lives of Carl and Elle Frederickson. The question is, will Giacchino’s score beat out other musical contenders? See for yourself with a clip from Up:
Did you love the music from Mission: Impossible III and Up? Are you rooting for Giacchino to win an Academy Award? Sound off in the comments below!
Related Film Facts:
Michael Giacchino has worked extensively with MI:3 director J.J. Abrams, creating the soundtracks and themes for other TV and film projects, including Alias, Lost, Fringe, Cloverfield and Star Trek.