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 Posted:   May 13, 2014 - 2:38 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Great GIANT monster movies seem to arise every 20 years or so:

GOJIRA (1954)
KING KONG (1976)
JURASSIC PARK (1993)

GODZILLA (2014)?
well, the trailer gives one hope
smile
BRM

 
 Posted:   May 17, 2014 - 10:37 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

For LP fans, the soundtrack has been released on vinyl:

http://www.musiconvinyl.com/catalog/original-soundtrack/godzilla#.U3dlovldVQE

 
 Posted:   May 17, 2014 - 7:21 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

This is interesting:

 
 Posted:   May 17, 2014 - 7:21 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

DP

 
 Posted:   May 17, 2014 - 9:34 AM   
 By:   Krakatoa   (Member)

How much of the score is not on the CD?

Also, is there certainty on what material from the 80-voice choir is or is not on the album?

 
 Posted:   May 17, 2014 - 11:15 AM   
 By:   yonythemoony   (Member)

How much of the score is not on the CD?

Also, is there certainty on what material from the 80-voice choir is or is not on the album?


Desplat recorded two hours of music. I assume there's 40 minutes of missing music from the film and the rest alternates (the BTS photos from scoringsessions shows an alternate version of The Wave being recorded).

 
 
 Posted:   May 17, 2014 - 11:50 AM   
 By:   ddddeeee   (Member)

I didn't think much of the movie. The last thirty minutes were exciting but the rest was kind of a slog.

The score is wonderful on CD and in the film though.

 
 Posted:   May 17, 2014 - 3:28 PM   
 By:   Krakatoa   (Member)

How much of the score is not on the CD?

Also, is there certainty on what material from the 80-voice choir is or is not on the album?


Desplat recorded two hours of music. I assume there's 40 minutes of missing music from the film and the rest alternates (the BTS photos from scoringsessions shows an alternate version of The Wave being recorded).


Hope the released CD album is a good source of highlights.

Maybe a definitive 2 CD set is a few years away.

 
 Posted:   May 17, 2014 - 4:02 PM   
 By:   yonythemoony   (Member)

Yes. I think they decided to put the highlights of the music from the biggest parts of the film. Even though there's more use of piano.

 
 Posted:   May 17, 2014 - 9:11 PM   
 By:   raffster   (Member)

Loved the film, wonderful to see it stick to the roots of true Godzilla flicks. I have two questions for those familiar with the film and the cd (I haven't gotten to listen just yet). 1. Does anyone know the exact recording of the Ligeti piece used in the film, and if it's available for purchase? And 2. My favorite scored moment in the film was the sobering piano chords accompanying G's arrival to the nest area. Is that moment on the cd anywhere? It just was this great quiet moment for this crazy visual..

 
 Posted:   May 17, 2014 - 11:07 PM   
 By:   yonythemoony   (Member)

Loved the film, wonderful to see it stick to the roots of true Godzilla flicks. I have two questions for those familiar with the film and the cd (I haven't gotten to listen just yet). 1. Does anyone know the exact recording of the Ligeti piece used in the film, and if it's available for purchase? And 2. My favorite scored moment in the film was the sobering piano chords accompanying G's arrival to the nest area. Is that moment on the cd anywhere? It just was this great quiet moment for this crazy visual..

Unfortunely is not. That would be the cue Chinatown/Egg Laying/Faceoff as it's labeled in one of the sheets from the BTS footage of the score. Which it comes before Entering The Nest, that it's included in the CD.

 
 Posted:   May 18, 2014 - 12:27 AM   
 By:   Josh Mitchell   (Member)

I haven't seen the movie yet (avoided the trailers, too) but I picked up the CD today and hot damn, the score is phenomenal. I wasn't sure if Desplat had it in him to do the big guy justice, but wow, color me impressed. Definitely a contender for score-of-the-year so far. Can't wait to check out the movie next weekend to hear it in context.

 
 Posted:   May 18, 2014 - 7:46 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

Loved the film, wonderful to see it stick to the roots of true Godzilla flicks. I have two questions for those familiar with the film and the cd (I haven't gotten to listen just yet). 1. Does anyone know the exact recording of the Ligeti piece used in the film, and if it's available for purchase? And 2. My favorite scored moment in the film was the sobering piano chords accompanying G's arrival to the nest area. Is that moment on the cd anywhere? It just was this great quiet moment for this crazy visual..

“Requiem for Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, 2 Mixed Choirs and Orchestra”
Written by György Ligeti
Performed by the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Michael Gielen & Bavarian Radio Chorus conducted by Wolfgang Schubert

I think it's this one:

http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/Name/Darmstadt-International-Chamber-Ensemble/Ensemble/62009-4

 
 Posted:   May 18, 2014 - 7:06 PM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

The link features a couple of clips of the orchestra in action:

http://www.nerdist.com/2014/05/feast-your-eyes-on-the-massive-ensemble-behind-the-godzilla-score/

 
 Posted:   May 20, 2014 - 12:52 PM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

A piano cover of LAST SHOT:

 
 
 Posted:   May 20, 2014 - 1:03 PM   
 By:   cirithungol   (Member)

O.O lol

It's like Guitar Hero on God tier difficulty setting.

 
 
 Posted:   May 20, 2014 - 6:15 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

to Maleficio-Great , love it.

 
 
 Posted:   May 25, 2014 - 1:01 AM   
 By:   Jon Broxton   (Member)

My review of GODZILLA, if anyone is interested:

http://moviemusicuk.us/2014/05/24/godzilla-alexandre-desplat/

Jon

 
 Posted:   May 25, 2014 - 6:50 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

My review of GODZILLA, if anyone is interested:

http://moviemusicuk.us/2014/05/24/godzilla-alexandre-desplat/

Jon


Wonderful review!

And I like how you counter the view from some that the score is generic or theme-less.

 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2014 - 1:18 AM   
 By:   Josh Mitchell   (Member)

I haven't seen the movie yet (avoided the trailers, too) but I picked up the CD today and hot damn, the score is phenomenal. I wasn't sure if Desplat had it in him to do the big guy justice, but wow, color me impressed. Definitely a contender for score-of-the-year so far. Can't wait to check out the movie next weekend to hear it in context.


After seeing the movie today (finally!), I'm even more impressed with Desplat's score. It fit the film like a glove, and I love his spotting technique in the battle sequences. It wasn't wall-to-wall as one might expect with this type of movie. Desplat obviously gets that silence is as important as sound and hit this one out of the park in both departments.

 
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