October 20th, 2017.
Although I have a website called "premieres.co", one element of movies that I'm even more of a fan of than movies themselves, is Film Score music. Whenever possible (and in London, pleasingly it is quite often possible) I will attend Screen Composer talks, Composer events, and concerts by composers. I will even - and have several times - missed premieres because composer events take priority.
So when the Royal Albert Hall announced not just that they'd be celebrating the 50th Birthday of composer Michael GIacchino, but that many of his "Friends" would be showing up to 'pay tribute', I definitely knew I'd try to be there….. and maybe take some photos..... it's a birthday party after all : you gotta take photos.
Here's how it went down:
Above : The several costumes of our host, Mythbusters' Adam Savage : Mr Incredible (from 'The Incredibles'), T-Rex (from 'Jurassic World'), Doctor Strange (from 'Doctor Strange') and a polar bear (from 'Lost') - fyi : he did not dress up in Jupiter Jones' wedding dress from Jupiter Ascending, or a topless Taylor Kitsch from 'John Carter'.
A quick look at my Sounds.xls excel spreadsheet (of course I have one...) reveals that the Michael Giacchino scores I own are : The Incredibles (Japanese secondhand version, titled "Mr Fantastic", bought in Tokyo), Ratatouille (purchased in Chester, England), Mission Impossible III (purchased Berlin), Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol (purchased on Amazon), John Carter (purchased at Tower Records, Shibuya), Land of the Lost (Japanese version bought secondhand at Book Off Takadanobaba), Jupiter Ascending (purchased in Lille, France), the Lost TV soundtrack (purchased in Shinjuku Japan), Speed Racer (purchased at Recofan, Shibuya, Japan), Star Trek (2009) (purchased in London, then the Deluxe Version for Christmas), Star Trek into Darkness (purchased in London, then the Deluxe Version in London), Star Trek Beyond (a gift, purchased in Minneapolis), Super8 (HMV in Singapore) and Rogue One (purchased Tower Records, Akihabara).
And as a result of this concert I've sourced the 'Tomorrowland' soundtrack from a shop in Hamburg, Germany.
Happy Birthday, Mr Giacchino!!