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Tomorrowland: Thoughts on the score

Joshua Iyer

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Published: June 28, 2015 at 1:39 PM [UTC]

I was a bit slow at finally watching Tomorrowland, but I really enjoyed seeing it. I wrote a small review on imdB just now, so here are my thoughts (somewhat sparse, but I wasn't really paying lots of attention to the score) on the music. Thanks for reading!

Michael Giacchino (who did things like Up, Ratatouille, and the more recent Star Trek films) did the score for Disney's Tomorrowland film. I wasn't completely paying attention to the score the whole time, but there were plenty of cues I recognized and enjoyed. The main theme for Tomorrowland had some cool high piano stuff, coupled by majestic brass. Once I noticed a unique string- writing with high glissandos when Casey was sneaking into Frank's house at one point (I think). Giacchino said that he usually starts from the beginning and composes to the end of the film, so he can develop the score better that way. And it really does a great job of following the movie, with the action scenes having quite intense orchestration with large brass hits at the necessary points, and a very majestic return of the main theme ending the film, showing it's now up to us to build our future as it blacks to the credits. It's a score with unique harmonic progression which I like, and is one I think I could enjoy listening to as background music and really picking apart during a second or third watch of the film.

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