Super 8 was a fantastic movie. It was all the best parts of Spielberg and Abrams wrapped up into a solid movie focused on a group of kids who have never acted before and did an INCREDIBLE job. (Plus Kyle Chandler was in it.. BONUS)
But this post is about the MUSIC. Michael Giacchino is BRILLY. We've heard his musical stylings before in movies (Up) and television (Lost), but he really hit the mark with this one. It fit the action and emotions of the movie perfectly, and listening to it by itself, I've even gotten choked up (I'm a nerd, shut it). It's gorgeous.
Alexandre Desplat is one of those composers with a style so obviously his own, you know when it's his music. I loved his score of New Moon, and I listen to HP&tDHpt1 soundtrack constantly. I knew before it was released that I'd be buying part 2, but I have to admit, at first, it felt lacking to me. It's so DIFFERENT than part 1, I didn't get it. Then I saw the movie.
Now it's love.
I guess I needed that visual connection to it. It's funny, people have recommended soundtracks to me, but if I haven't seen the movie and I give the music a listen, I probably won't connect with it enough to listen to it over and over again while writing.
So maybe this post is more encouragement to go see these movies if you haven't yet, and pay special attention to the great music that ties all the action together.
It just might be something to write to!