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CVII • N. 27-28 • THURSDAY, JULY 9, 2015 • GIOVEDÌ 9 LUGLIO 2015 FACEBOOK.COM/ITALOAMERICANONEWSPAPER Michael Giacchino, composer. Photo by Deborah Coleman-Pixar italoamericano.org $ 2.25 DATED MATERIAL - DO NOT DELAY Michael Giacchino: an Italian American composer in Hollywood Most of the times we don't even realize it, but while we are watching the latest great movie on the big screen or a mind- blowing series on TV, it isn't only the images that capture our attention. Would a high-tension thriller be the same without the suspense music that keeps us alert for any foes to show up? Or an animated feature without the d e l i c a t e s o u n d t r a c k , w h i c h a l l o w s u s t o d r e a m o f a f a i r world at least for a couple of hours? If you ask Michael Giacchino - Italian American composer of scores for hit films, TV series, a n d v i d e o g a m e s – h e c o u l d answer just by showing off his multiple awards, including a few Grammys, an Emmy, a Golden Globe, and an Academy Award. Born in New Jersey to an Italian American family – three of his four grandparents were born in Italy and moved to the States when they were young, his father's side was from Sicily and his mother's from Abruzzi region – Giacchino had a strong i n t e r e s t i n f i l m m a k i n g a n d music since a very young age, so one of his teachers in school s u g g e s t e d t h a t h e a t t e n d t h e School of Visual Arts in New York City. A f t e r g r a d u a t i n g , h e w a s hired by Disney for a position in marketing and soon after was transferred to the offices in Los A n g e l e s , C a l i f o r n i a . I n t h e m e a n t i m e , h e w a s s t u d y i n g m u s i c c o m p o s i t i o n a t t h e Juilliard School first and then at the UCLA. When Disney started their Interactive Division, he was hired as a producer and had t h e o p p o r t u n i t y t o c o m p o s e music for the video games they were developing. Eventually he moved to Dreamworks, where h i s w o r k w a s b r o u g h t t o t h e attention of Steven Spielberg, who signed him up to score The Lost World: Jurassic Park video game, and then Medal of Honor. SILVIA SIMONETTI The ultimate artisan of luxury travel to Italy Continued on page 5 Continua a pagina 25 L'Italo Americano Founded in 1908 Published by L'Italo American Foundation English section pages 2-20 Italian section pages 21-48 The #1 source for all things Italian since 1908 www.italoamericano.org PO Box 1287 Monrovia, CA 91017 - Tel: (626) 359-7715 . . .. . .. . . . . . TM NEWS & FEATURES Repainting the Port of Catania Page 4 SAN FRANCISCO Next: the future of transportation Page 10 THE SEVENTH ART John Turturro's love story with Italy Page 16 LA BUONA TAVOLA Sicilian Clams with Fennel Broth Page 20 SIMONE SCHIAVINATO P rovate per un is tante ad immaginare le vostre comunità italoamericane senza la luce che accende L'Italo-Americano per illuminarle e mostrarne le atti- vità. Cosa vedreste? Molto pro- babilmente, tanto buio. Si dice spesso che i giornalisti siano gli "storici del presente". Non che abbiano la velleità di fornire il quadro esatto degli eventi, di offrire la ricostruzione indiscutibile di un'epoca, ma sicuramente contribuiscono a non disperdere quel patrimonio immenso di avvenimenti che compongono la vita collettiva. Immaginate un passato e il futuro senza L'Italo-Americano

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