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 Posted:   May 9, 2014 - 4:18 PM   
 By:   jfallon   (Member)

Holy shit that was one cool clip. This film may prove to be a new benchmark in the monster movie genre. Yeah, take my money too.

 
 
 Posted:   May 9, 2014 - 5:44 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Hell of a nice scene, but I wish there would be only one monster.

 
 Posted:   May 10, 2014 - 6:37 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

One of the best scores of the year, definitely.

Desplat carries the torch of a bygone era, bringing it into today with marvelous self-confidence and inventiveness.

 
 Posted:   May 10, 2014 - 6:57 AM   
 By:   spook   (Member)

Hell of a nice scene, but I wish there would be only one monster.

I think he's trying to appeal to all the fans by setting up a suitably darker mood like the first film for the first part and then bringing in 'Monster battles' in the end section which really, if you are a true Godzilla fan of the Japanese movies, is a fundamental part of the legend of 'Big G'.
I can't wait to see it on Thursday.

 
 
 Posted:   May 10, 2014 - 7:00 AM   
 By:   cirithungol   (Member)

+1

For a good laugh, check out the thread on the film's IMDB message board where people are claiming it's terrible and sounds too much like a Tim Burton score xD

 
 Posted:   May 10, 2014 - 7:33 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

+1

For a good laugh, check out the thread on the film's IMDB message board where people are claiming it's terrible and sounds too much like a Tim Burton score xD


I know! I guess they were expecting Zimmer Batman type music.

Also check out the thread over at Toho Kingdom where they consider the score the most generic of modern typical action score because it doesn't use the themes of Akira Ifukube.

http://tohokingdom.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=44&sid=74b6159428d14cb4148455de6f50dbab

 
 Posted:   May 10, 2014 - 7:43 AM   
 By:   yonythemoony   (Member)

:Facepalm: Looks like nowanddays a composer's score will be always regarded as generic no matter how unique the composer's approach can be, or how if it's orchestral, thematic, or just electronic. That shows how tone deaf people can be today if they aren't able to discern the music on how does it gets developed and the kind of instruments on it. Hell, even Desplat's Monuments Men was regarded as generic, when it was Desplat's tribute to old fashioned scores from the 60's.

Even this one, which reminds me on certain parts to Jurassic Park, Young's Drag Me To Hell, and some of the most powerful passages from Desplat's Hostage, Zero Dark Thirty, Rise of the Guardians, and the japanese instruments from the Harry Potter scores. This score (and Monument's Men and Budapest Hotel) shows Desplat writing something different from his comfort zone and it's refreshing because it shows how he's able to write for different genres. How that can be generic?

 
 Posted:   May 10, 2014 - 8:13 AM   
 By:   yonythemoony   (Member)

It appears the score is mixed fairly well in the film, as in, I can hear it :



That's the cue Golden Gate Chaos, but looks like they dropped the middle part with the choir and the high screeching strings.

 
 Posted:   May 10, 2014 - 8:25 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

I wouldn't assume they dropped anything yet. I think it's safe to say the album arrangements are going to be considerably different than what is heard is the film; Desplat did record two hours of music.

 
 Posted:   May 10, 2014 - 8:28 AM   
 By:   yonythemoony   (Member)

I wouldn't assume they dropped anything yet. I think it's safe to say the album arrangements are going to be considerably different than what is heard is the film; Desplat did record two hours of music.

True. But if you play the cue with the film clip, the missing part fits. The female choir enters with the shot of the kids on the school bus looking at Godzilla rising. Also, the film is 123 minutes long, so I assume that most of the two hours of music written for the film is original and the rest alternates.

 
 Posted:   May 10, 2014 - 8:37 AM   
 By:   yonythemoony   (Member)

By the way, you can see a original sheet of the score on the left below:

 
 
 Posted:   May 10, 2014 - 4:47 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

TO SPOOK- Good point they are trying to cater to 2 types of viewers. It is a very tough call. I was hoping it would be more like the 54 original or like the Eugene Lourie big monster trilogy. Some want that, some want a lighter version. It looks like we are getting a mix here. Such also seem to be the case with DESPLAT'S SCORE. There are some very nice themes and then I hear a bit common action themes. It is of course something interesting to check out. Then everyone can offer their opinions. You are saying you can't wait to see it Thursday. That reminds me of DECEMBER 1976 with the New king Kong. I was one of the first people[general public ] to see it. THE NEW AMSTRADAM THEATRE IN NEW YORK ON 42 STREET, started the first showing 2 hours before all the other theatres in New York showed it on opening day. I was there and when that train scene came up I said, my God I never seen anything like this, never forgot that.

 
 
 Posted:   May 10, 2014 - 4:47 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

delete

 
 Posted:   May 10, 2014 - 4:58 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

I love GODZILLA 1954 and have no excitement over any sequel since
but
I just heard that the new film plot will be ` linked to the Fukishima disaster.

if true, this could capture some of the essence of the original
Brm

 
 Posted:   May 10, 2014 - 5:21 PM   
 By:   spook   (Member)

TO SPOOK- Good point they are trying to cater to 2 types of viewers. It is a very tough call. I was hoping it would be more like the 54 original or like the Eugene Lourie big monster trilogy. Some want that, some want a lighter version. It looks like we are getting a mix here. Such also seem to be the case with DESPLAT'S SCORE. There are some very nice themes and then I hear a bit common action themes. It is of course something interesting to check out. Then everyone can offer their opinions. You are saying you can't wait to see it Thursday. That reminds me of DECEMBER 1976 with the New king Kong. I was one of the first people[general public ] to see it. THE NEW AMSTRADAM THEATRE IN NEW YORK ON 42 STREET, started the first showing 2 hours before all the other theatres in New York showed it on opening day. I was there and when that train scene came up I said, my God I never seen anything like this, never forgot that.

Cheers Dan. We're all passionate about certain things. I've been a fan of the Japanese Godzilla films as long as I can remember. I still recall the excitement that turned to crushing disappointment when I first saw the last American version, GINO. I have high hopes for this new version and am deliberately not listening to the score until after I see the film, even though the cd is due to turn up on Monday. That's going to be tough..not playing it until Thursday!

 
 
 Posted:   May 10, 2014 - 9:06 PM   
 By:   ryankeaveney   (Member)

Why is there always a school bus on a bridge?

 
 
 Posted:   May 11, 2014 - 4:11 PM   
 By:   JamesSouthall   (Member)

My review of the soundtrack, if anyone's interested:

http://www.movie-wave.net/godzilla/

 
 
 Posted:   May 11, 2014 - 5:19 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

TO JAMES- Nice review and I agree with you.Now let's see how the movie turns out?

 
 Posted:   May 11, 2014 - 5:27 PM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

My review of the soundtrack, if anyone's interested:

http://www.movie-wave.net/godzilla/


Great review! Contender for score of the year no doubt.

 
 Posted:   May 11, 2014 - 5:47 PM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

Ordered. Looking forward to this one!

 
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