Michael Giacchino did a Reddit AMA last week to promote his work in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes along with the film’s director Matt Reeves. They previously worked together on Let Me In and Cloverfield. Below are the questions Michael took about his work on LOST.
What happened to that Lost music concert in LA that you teased on Twitter in 2012? #wehavetogobackconcert
Still working on it!! But it will happen one day!
My friend and I have been debating on whether there were intentional clues or not hidden in a few of the themes you wrote for the show. Can you once and for all answer whether they were intended or accidental? Is the music used in ‘Through the Looking Glass’ when Jack stands on the ledge of the bridge about to jump off intended to have similiar musical phrasing as Locke’s hatch theme implying that he was Jeremy Bentham a full season before it was revealed Secondly, Does David’s theme from Season 6 have similar phrasing to Juliet’s theme to suggest that she was the mother also before it was revealed?
Absolutely not, it was not intentional. In fact, I never read any of the scripts to the show! I only knew what was happening close to what the audience knew - I got it and I scored it, so I never knew what was going to happen in the next episode, let along the next scene. So I was as uninformed as the audience at the time of me writing.
Unfortunately you are reading too much into it.
I wish I was smart enough and informed enough to be able to plant those types of seeds, but unfortunately that was not the case. And thank you for your kind words, I’m so happy you loved LOST and I really miss the show. And I look forward to putting together a LOST concert one day that we can all share.
Do you have a musical signature that you sign every project with?
No, again, you always have these plans that you wish you could have been smart enough to be that forward thinking, but the truth is, when you get a project you’re only worried about doing it right and finishing on time. There have been moments where I’ve quoted past themes in certain things - for example on LOST, there were a few moments when they had a submarine scene, and in MEDAL OF HONOR they had a submarine scene, and in the LOST scenes I quoted the submarine scene from MEDAL OF HONOR, which was an old video game that I scored. And I did that one, definitely, for the fans, to see if anyone would notice. And they did.
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