It’s no secret that music breathes life into my writing sessions. I am very much driven in my craft by a song’s flow. For those who know me, this shouldn’t come as a surprise, and this method has yet to steer me wrong. In today’s musically charged post, I’m sharing my favorite Michael Giacchino scores. I hope you’ll also check out other posts in the “Music That Drives My Writing” blog series: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3: the Kpop Edition, Part 4: The Film Score Edition, Part 5: The 1940s Edition, Part 6: The SyFy Edition, Part 7: The James Horner Edition, Part 8: The Hans Zimmer Edition, and Part 9: The John Williams Edition.
This is Part 10: The Michael Giacchino Edition. Perhaps you’ll find some new music to love!
1. “Main Theme” from Star Trek: Into Darkness
This was the first score I ever heard – or the first one which caused me to look him up – of Giacchino’s. Love or hate this version of Star Trek, its score is certainly one of my favorites.
2. “Life & Death” from Lost
Lost is another one of those shows you either love to death or love to hate. I stopped watching it because college in 2005 > television. But I remember loving its score.
3. “Night on the Yorktown” from Star Trek: Beyond
Fight me if you will, but I firmly believe this to be one of the most gorgeous themes in all Star Trek.
4. “If You Don’t Make It, It’s Your Own Damn Fault” from Land of the Lost
This film came out in 2009, but this score gives me early 1990s vibes.
5. “Commitment” from Jupiter Ascending
If you want to indulge in a really weird, confusing film with bad sound editing, watch Jupiter Ascending. The budget was all in the film score and CGI. Certainly not writing a coherent script… But I like the music, so it has that going for it, I suppose.
6. “As the Jurassic World Turns” from Jurassic World
How can you not love this epic piece of art?
7. “Peter’s Lament” from The Book of Henry
I’ve never seen this film, but the beginning of this lament sounds similar to Night on the Yorktown and I love it.
8. “Declaration of Indo-Pendence” from Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Looking for something to write a great action sequence to? Look no further than the scores for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom!