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Thursday, May 01, 2008

Must Be Thursday

I can't believe it took me so long to blog about this.

If you're a big geek like me, then you were completely blown away by the end credits of Cloverfield, and piece of music that accompanied the end credits.

It was just a mindblowing piece of music. It was perfect pastiche/tribute/re-creation of the music written for the most classic Godzilla films.

That piece of music is called ROAR! (Cloverfied Overture), and it was written by Michael Giacchino. Giacchino is a rising new star in the film composing world. He started out doing the music for video games (most notably the Medal of Honor and Call of Duty series), and from there the music for TV shows (most notably Alias and Lost), and he finally broke into feature films by doing the music for The Incredibles. He went on to do the music for Mission: Impossible III and picked up an Oscar nomination for his music for Ratatouille. He does the music for Speed Racer coming out next week, and it's also been announced that he's doing the music for the upcoming new Star Trek film.

But I digress.

I wasn't the only one who geeked out over ROAR!, and soon all the geeks were clamoring for the piece to be released in some form.

Well, it was finally released back on Tuesday. Only on iTunes. Which is more evidence why I need a new computer: need more hard drive space for buying music online.

And here's the cool part. ROAR! as it appears in the end credits is 9:45 long. When you buy it, you get the complete, unedited 12:15 version.

I want it bad.

Hey, remember 9 years ago, when all the Episode I action figures went on sale and nerds were lined up outside the toy stores and the toy stores opened up at midnight and there were mad rushes of people wanting to get all the Episode I toys?

Well, sadly, there was no recreation of that today for the Indiana Jones figures. That's right, the Indiana Jones figures are now available at your local Toys R Us!

And here's a fantastic piece of 1980s nostalgia.

The Gremlins doing a commercial for a British IT firm!

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