'Super 8' Score Composer Michael Giacchino Walks Us Through His Sound's Key Components

From MTV Movie Blogs:

I know not all the film fans of the world are as nerdy about film scores as I am, but hopefully you'll trust me when I say that the score for J.J. Abrams' mystery-thriller "Super 8" is everything you would want backing a fantastical, Spielbergian, must-see summer movie.

If you don't want to take my word for it, allow me to introduce Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino, who took us through the nuts and bolts of how he came up with such a wonderfully unique and tintinnabular creation.

"A lot of it comes out of my childhood," Giacchino said of how he began crafting the film's score. "I grew up making super 8 films, that's all I did growing up, my whole life was devoted to making movies."

"Aside from all the craziness in the film, that was my life with the kids in my neighborhood, so to me it was this huge nostalgic trip back to my past," he added. "This film feels, in some weird way, like one of those movies I grew up with and yet it's not one of them. It's still its own thing."

Joel Courtney