Wywiad z reżyserem 50/50
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[o muzyce i Giacchino]
I definitely wanna talk to you about the music in the movie. Can you talk a little bit about getting Pearl Jam in the soundtrack, the choices you made in the soundtrack, and also landing Giacchino?
Well a lot of the music choices, we had Zene [Baker] who edited Observe and Report I think he did a great job with the music in that movie, in our first cut he had a couple great songs that we just were like “We have to have these.” The final piece to come together was that Pearl Jam song, because the ending actually was changed, we had a new ending and I literally tried hundreds and hundreds of different songs. I really wanted an amazing kind of bittersweet moment there, and when you’re trying songs like that, especially when it’s the last song you place in a movie, you don’t have any money because you’ve blown all your money on the Radioheads of the movie and the Bee Gees and all that. But finally I put in Pearl Jam and I showed it to the guys and we were like, “We have to add it.” Not just because it worked so well, but because it’s Pearl Jam and because our movie takes place in Seattle and because I feel like it so beautifully captured the bittersweet moments in the ending. So we went to bat for it and luckily the studio was really supportive and we got it in the movie. As far as Giacchino goes, those guys had been huge fans of his for a very long time. Those guys are slightly more nerdy than me, I mean I like all types of movies, but those guys were like real Lost guys. I knew Up and I knew some of his amazing work, but I wasn’t as much of a fanboy of his as those guys were. Then I met him, and you can’t meet the guy without really just being so inspired by him. I saw Let Me In, I saw what he did there and I was just so very excited and it was such a coup, I think it was because of his relationship with Seth and Evan that he ended up doing the movie. We got him a screener and he watched it and he responded to it. I just think he is so, so good at what he does, and it’s such a coup to get him in the movie. He’s so great at making you feel something without you knowing that he’s making you feel something.
He’s my favorite composer working right now.
He is the best. I don’t know if you’ve ever had the opportunity to meet him, but he is an incredibly down to earth and just fun person who cares deeply about what he does, and his spirit is also incredible so it really was a wonderful opportunity to work with him, and hopefully he had a good time because I’m gonna be asking him to do every other movie I make.
I’ve interviewed him a few times and yeah he’s super nice. We bond over our mutual love of Speed Racer, because he did the score for that.
Speed Racer, yeah yeah. You go to his house, man, and there’s a storm trooper right when you come in the door. Like a life-size storm trooper. I think I got him a Chewbacca cookie jar as a wrap gift, like an old-school 1977 20th Century Fox Chewbacca cookie jar.