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Moriarty’s One Thing I Love Today! Michael Giacchino’s “ROAR!” Is Coming To iTunes Tomorrow!

Hey, everyone. “Moriarty” here. Please don’t think this cheap of me, but you know what I love today? This press release, sent out by the lovely Tamar at Paramount: ITUNES TO RELEASE MUSIC WRITTEN BY MICHAEL GIACCHINO FROM PARAMOUNT PICTURES’ “CLOVERFIELD” HOLLYWOOD , CA – April 23, 2008 – On April 29th, iTunes will release the end credits overture from "Cloverfield" by Michael Giacchino. For the first time, the full length orchestral piece, entitled "ROAR!", will be available exclusively from iTunes paralleling the release of the film for download. Giacchino’s “ROAR!” showcases an epic monster movie style, one that captivated audience members throughout the end credits. The film version of “ROAR!” totaled 9:45. The iTunes release finally makes available the full length, unedited piece that runs 12:15. Giacchino may well be my favorite working composer for movies. I think it’s because he seems to have a certain sort of ‘60s pop sensibility that I love particularly, and maybe it’s just because he’s that damn good. THE INCREDIBLES was the best Bond score ever written for a non-Bond film, his MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE score paid beautiful homage to Lalo Schifrin’s vintage work, and his SPEED RACER score is so much fun it’s sick. But I have a soft spot for “ROAR!” because of how much I love the original Toho GODZILLA scores. It’s a safe bet that Giacchino loved them, too, because he manages to evoke them with crystal clarity here, but without borrowing at all. It’s the dynamics, the emotion, the sense of menace and scale, and I applaud Paramount for finally making this track available for those of us who loved it when it played at the end of the film. You can find the track starting tomorrow on iTunes, where I’ll be getting my copy ASAP so the next time Toshi and I build a Lego Toyko to smash (a favorite post-nap activity these days), we’ll have the appropriate music to motivate us.

Drew McWeeny, Los Angeles

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