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Godzilla (1954)

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The first time I encountered Godzilla was in the form of a movie book when I was a kid.  The book was about the 1956 version of the film that was heavily re-edited for the U.S. (which featured an inserted … Continue reading

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‘The Incredibles’ & ‘Ratatouille’

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Brad Bird is an animator, writer, producer, and director who developed a love for animation at an early age.  He was mentored by Milt Kahl (one of Disney‘s legendary “Nine Old Men”).  He attended the California Institute of the Arts … Continue reading

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Star Trek (2009)

“Your father was captain of a starship for twelve minutes,” Captain Christopher Pike says to James T. Kirk.  “He saved over 800 lives, including your mother’s and yours.  I dare you to do better.” After the (intended?) failure of 2002’s … Continue reading

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‘Monsters, Inc.’ & ‘Up’

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Pete Docter is an animator, screenwriter, producer, and director who, inspired by Chuck Jones and Walt Disney, created flip books and homemade animated shorts while growing up.  He studied philosophy and making art for a year at the University of … Continue reading

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Tim Simonec On the Music of ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’

Tim Simonec is an orchestrator and conductor (as well as occasional composer) who frequently works with Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino (their collaborations include the TV shows Alias and Lost, as well as movies such as The Incredibles, Sky High, The … Continue reading

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Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

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“Now, shall we begin,” says John Harrison. I’ve made it no secret that I’m a big Star Trek fan.  I own all the films on DVD (the 2-disc Special Collector’s Editions) as well as on Bu-ray, and I have the animated … Continue reading

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A Discussion With Michael Giacchino

Composer Michael Giacchino recently sat down with the Soundworks Collection to discuss, among other things, his start in the music and film business, as well as his work with Pixar and his collaborations with J.J. Abrams and Brad Bird.  I’ve … Continue reading