Michael Giacchino

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

            Giacchino’s work is ubiquitous in popular American media, these days.  Born in New Jersey and educated at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, he began his career with Universal Studios, but soon moved to Disney.  Early on he achieved success as a composer for video games, with notable scores written for the games, Call of Duty, The Incredibles, The Lost World:  Jurassic Park, and The Lion King, to name only a few.  He soon moved on to television and the movies.  There, the awards came pouring in.  Among the dozens of them, he has garnered Golden Globes, Emmys, Grammys, and Academy Awards.  Among his many movie successes are Spider Man:  Homecoming, Ratatouille, The Incredibles, and Doctor Strange.  Let’s not forget the TV series,

Star Trek into Darkness Suite

            This is Giacchino’s fourth collaboration with the director, J. J. Abrams, including Star Trek, from 2009.  Abrams is Hollywood’s go-to guy for directing the science fiction adventure and super hero movies for which America’s movie-going public has an apparently bottomless appetite.   Among his myriad hits have been many “Star Wars” sequels, even more continuing the immortal “Star Trek” shows, as well as his debut flick, Mission Impossible: III.  And, of course, many more.