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 Posted:   Jun 2, 2014 - 1:58 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (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.


YES!

 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2014 - 12:42 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Here is a review of the score from the French film score site: cinezik.org

http://www.cinezik.org/critiques/affcritique.php?titre=godzilla-2014

A thoughtful, well written review that while generally praising the score, doesn't indulge in the kind of boring hero worship often found around these parts. Enjoy!

Personally, I found the score to be both loud AND underwhelming, but I am always interested in a well argued case which the aforesaid review happens to be.

 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2014 - 12:56 PM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

I'm not sure I agree with the review in the above link.

Pour le thème d’ouverture de GODZILLA, on pense à l’unique morceau composé par Michael Giacchino pour CLOVERFIELD (2008)

What does that even mean?

Dans “Muto Match” par exemple, ou dans “Airport Attack”, il fait sonner les cuivres à l’instar d’un Marco Beltrami (un maître du genre qu’on aurait volontiers pu entendre sur ce film). De même, le début de “Following Godzilla” (et le morceau suivant) rappelle clairement le John Williams de JURASSIC PARK (peut-être des restes du temp track ?).

Maybe!

Après l’excellent GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, cette nouvelle partition américaine d’Alexandre Desplat s’avère plutôt réussie, même si on regrette une certaine tendance du compositeur à se fondre dans les hommages et les clichés hollywoodiens, au détriment d’une certaine audace et de sa personnalité musicale.

WHAT?

I can't even read most of these words! What is this guy TALKING about???

 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2014 - 2:14 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

I'm not sure I agree with the review in the above link.

Pour le thème d’ouverture de GODZILLA, on pense à l’unique morceau composé par Michael Giacchino pour CLOVERFIELD (2008)

What does that even mean?

Dans “Muto Match” par exemple, ou dans “Airport Attack”, il fait sonner les cuivres à l’instar d’un Marco Beltrami (un maître du genre qu’on aurait volontiers pu entendre sur ce film). De même, le début de “Following Godzilla” (et le morceau suivant) rappelle clairement le John Williams de JURASSIC PARK (peut-être des restes du temp track ?).

Maybe!

Après l’excellent GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, cette nouvelle partition américaine d’Alexandre Desplat s’avère plutôt réussie, même si on regrette une certaine tendance du compositeur à se fondre dans les hommages et les clichés hollywoodiens, au détriment d’une certaine audace et de sa personnalité musicale.

WHAT?

I can't even read most of these words! What is this guy TALKING about???


Care to clarify your 'critique' son? big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2014 - 9:09 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Sorry I can't speak FRENCH but it sounds like I had something to do with a airport attack[ha-ha]

 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2014 - 10:09 PM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

Is making fun of another language funny or does it reveal one´s own shortcomings?

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2014 - 10:38 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

I am not making fun of any language-DAN'S AIRPORT ATTACK- GET IT.We all are human's we all have shortcomings but THANK GOD, MINE IS NOT BELOW THE BELT[HA-HA]

 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2014 - 5:39 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

Lighten up, Francis.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2014 - 10:59 AM   
 By:   Synchrotones   (Member)

Two more cents... http://synchrotones.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/godzilla-2014/

 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2014 - 12:54 PM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

Two more cents... http://synchrotones.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/godzilla-2014/

Great read!

 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2014 - 7:23 PM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

Yeah, it is definitely tiring to listen to all the way through. Try shuffling this and The Grand Budapest Hotel once. Crazy.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2014 - 5:08 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Is making fun of another language funny or does it reveal one´s own shortcomings?


I think he was being un petit peu self-deprecating. After all, my French is schoolboy level and I could either translate exactly or get the gist of at least 90% of it.

les clichés hollywoodiens has suddenly become my favourite phrase in a foreign language.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2014 - 5:30 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

I like the first 2-3 tracks and the last 2...the stuff inbetween loses me a bit.
One can only take so much stompy-stomp music without respite, non?
BUT!!!
Those 5 tracks I mentioned are bloody great and make the album worthwhile on their own.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 6, 2014 - 7:21 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

On second viewing a near perfect score.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 6, 2014 - 7:21 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

On second viewing a near perfect score.

 
 Posted:   Aug 26, 2014 - 5:05 PM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

The end credits which features slightly different arrangements of music that was on the album as well as the ever elusive CHORUS:

 
 Posted:   Aug 27, 2014 - 10:56 PM   
 By:   Lewis&Clark   (Member)

Terrific! Expanded CD please smile

 
 Posted:   Aug 28, 2014 - 4:47 PM   
 By:   TM   (Member)

Terrific! Expanded CD please smile

Word.

 
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