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Grammy® Award winning composer Michael Giacchino score to a comedy adventure about 78 year-old balloon salesman Carl Fredricksen, who finally fulfills his lifelong dream of a great adventure when he ties thousands of balloons to his house and flies away to the wilds of South America.
As befits an American movie set in France, this score starts off by quoting the French national anthem; fortunately, Michael Giacchino quickly turns off the cliché tap and gets the fun started. The composer, best known for his work on Alias and Lost, shows he can do light and nimble—and elegant, too: not many animated/kiddie movies have scores that evoke vintage Henry Mancini (“Losing Control”).
Pixar Studios continues its string of computer animation successes with this satirical tale of a family of superheroes (picture a flabby, suburbanized Fantastic Four) forced out of retirement by—what else?—an evil genius and his plot for world domination. Director Brad Bird, whose Iron Giant was one of the 90’s most sublime, if underappreciated animated triumphs, decided he wanted his Incredibles score to be a throwback to the spy-action genre of the mid-60’s. Enter Michael Giacchino, the young composer who’d previously conjured a marvelously eclectic…