You may have heard of mild-mannered Michael Giacchino, who ended up winning two Grammys this past weekend for his work as the composer for Pixar's tear-jerking animated romp, Up
. However, you might not know that he found his humble beginnings in video games -- according to his recent interview with Variety
, he was hand-picked by Steven Spielberg to do the soundtrack for the Jurassic Park: The Lost World game
. J.J. Abrams played said dino-platformer, and ended up contacting Giacchino to do the music for Alias --
it was all uphill from there.
It's a really cool story, if only because it finally proves that The Lost World
actually had a soundtrack behind all those raptor squeals and Wilhelm screams.