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 Posted:   Aug 30, 2013 - 5:51 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)


Also, Desplat scored the most emotional and intimate films of the series, imagine if he would have done Goblet Of Fire or Order of the Phoenix, it would have being different.


Thank gods Desplat didn't do Goblet of Fire. Doyle's is by far the best score in the series.


AZKABAN is the best...by FAR! But I would agree that Doyle competes for second place.


Well, I've never heard that score, so I'll find some samples and give it a try.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2013 - 5:56 PM   
 By:   ddddeeee   (Member)

PoA is wonderful, as is GoF.

In fact GoF seems to be liked very much around these parts, which goes against the 'hating on Desplat's entries because they aren't Williams' theory.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2013 - 6:00 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

TO PETER GREENHILL-You hit it right on the mark, because that piece of music from DESPLAT you put on sounds like perfect GODZILLA suspense music.Now some faster action cues, some melodic themes perhaps and there you go, bingo, in memory of AKIRA

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2013 - 6:09 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

TO DAVID COSCINA- It may very well be true and it would be nice if it is that the reason they hired DESPLAT is because they are looking to make something closer to the very first one instead of another lighthearted action fantasy film. We shall see.

 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2013 - 9:04 PM   
 By:   Jeff Bond   (Member)

I love Godzilla movies but you really have to judge them by the standards of Godzilla movies. Show any thinking adult who's never seen a Godzilla movie Destroy All Monsters and they're going to think you're insane or perhaps mentally challenged. You need to grow up on these things to really appreciate them. I kind of smile when people get all worked up and furious about how the Emmerich Godzilla movie botched Godzilla's "character." Do they mean the Godzilla who would have a foul-mouthed argument with Rodan, or dance a jig after defeating Ghidorah? smile I absolutely hate the Emmerich movie, but more because of the story and the unbearable acting than their interpretation of Godzilla. I know, I know, it's heresy that Godzilla ran away from missiles and stuff...that sort of thing doesn't bother me.
That said, there are a few Godzilla movies apart from the original that I think could make the concept impressive for the uninitiated, like Godzilla GMK, the opening sequences of 2002's Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla and two NON-Godzilla movies from the 90s, Gamera Advent of Legion and Gamera 3: Awakening of Iris. I also agree with John about the Daimajin movies; they are wonderful. And Ifukube's scores are part of the ground zero of movie music for me so I'm definitely interested in what any composer will contribute to this kind of movie.

 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2013 - 2:05 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

The thread was about the new GODZILLA film and Desplat's association with it. There was no "only salutations are allowed!" comment in the first post, so I assumed all kinds of reactions were allowed. If that was not the case, I apologize.

Of course, you can say what you wish about Desplat as a choice for scoring Godzilla. Just keep it on topic!smile

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2013 - 7:12 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

"People hating on Desplat's Potter are still bitter that Williams didn't do it. Otherwise, they would have being able to appreciate the variety of sounds, styles, themes, and approaches that Desplat brought to the franchise"
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Not true at all!
I loved Doyle's take on the Potter-verse and really welcomed the fact Desplat had been hired for the final films. After the average, slightly underwhelming Hooper scores, I thought Desplat would return to the fun and vitality I first heard in his earlier scores.
Upon reflection, I think I prefer the Hooper scores over the Desplat ones.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2013 - 8:20 AM   
 By:   scrapsly   (Member)

Desplat scheduled to score Godzilla 2014. This is good news I was unaware of. I was late becoming an Alexandre Desplat fan. It was my loss. Desplat's Harry Potter film scores are very good, albeit a little different than what came before. The films are darker than past ones, and that is the road Desplat took. Did I hear there is a remake to Zulu and Desplat is going to provide music to that movie as well ? I want to say I did hear that somewhere. I hope so. Listening to the first Largo Winch film score Desplat would be great for Bond. Modern yet still classic. Just my two cents, but hey opinions are like a@@holes. We all have them.

 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2013 - 8:58 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

Did I hear there is a remake to Zulu and Desplat is going to provide music to that movie as well ?

That film has nothing do to with the original Zulu.

 
 Posted:   Dec 10, 2013 - 10:39 AM   
 By:   ctblass   (Member)

Trailer is here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECUbuBrbP1g

I like the György Ligeti vibe the trailer has going on. Hope Desplat keeps the unsettling tone and isn't forced into generic action music by the studio.

 
 Posted:   Dec 10, 2013 - 10:48 AM   
 By:   Lewis&Clark   (Member)

Woot! Love the trailer! Can't wait for the movie and the score. I hope Desplat will nail this beast smile

 
 Posted:   Dec 10, 2013 - 2:00 PM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

Trailer is here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECUbuBrbP1g

I like the György Ligeti vibe the trailer has going on. Hope Desplat keeps the unsettling tone and isn't forced into generic action music by the studio.


Clearly this filmmaker is going for something grand especially with the inclusion of Ligeti's Reqiuem making an appearance again at the beginning of the trailer. The fact this guy even knows this piece and that he's make a commentary already using it is a testimony to the avenue he's pursuing. This won't be another Zilla 1998 or Transformers or Pacific Rim. The cast is also pretty impressive.

 
 Posted:   Dec 10, 2013 - 2:06 PM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

Trailer is here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECUbuBrbP1g

I like the György Ligeti vibe the trailer has going on. Hope Desplat keeps the unsettling tone and isn't forced into generic action music by the studio.


Clearly this filmmaker is going for something grand especially with the inclusion of Ligeti's Reqiuem making an appearance again at the beginning of the trailer. The fact this guy even knows this piece and that he's make a commentary already using it is a testimony to the avenue he's pursuing. This won't be another Zilla 1998 or Transformers or Pacific Rim. The cast is also pretty impressive.


The director is not always involved in the trailers for their own movie. This is often licensed out to independent companies who specialize in making movie trailers, so it could just be that someone there made the unusual music choice. However, it could also be that the director provided specific instructions. He might have remembered it from its use in 2001 (the movie, not the year!).

 
 Posted:   Dec 10, 2013 - 2:56 PM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

The fact that it's a Requiem and the director is on record saying he wanted to fashion his movie after the tone of the original Gojira suggests it was his choice for this piece. The concept trailer shown at Comic Con also had this same music tracked to it so I think it is Edwards or someone on his team that made this choice.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 10, 2013 - 6:42 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

If only the director could incorporate a Eugene Lourie vibe of dark apprehensive tragedy in the movie, but what I saw in the trailer, too flashy for me. But we will see. You see something is coming from the dark regions of the world slowly but surely, our defensives to protect the masses are failing, it's coming closer, closer, finally no protection, from the powers at be, total chaos .The masterful MR Lourie, he had the magical touch.

 
 Posted:   Dec 10, 2013 - 8:19 PM   
 By:   ctblass   (Member)

The concept trailer shown at Comic Con also had this same music tracked to it so I think it is Edwards or someone on his team that made this choice.

Agreed. Jon Hopkins played with similar dissonant tones in the director's first film MONSTERS.

 
 Posted:   Dec 10, 2013 - 8:22 PM   
 By:   ctblass   (Member)

Double post

 
 Posted:   Dec 10, 2013 - 8:30 PM   
 By:   Trent B.   (Member)

I hope that Desplat can put out as a good of score that David Arnold did for the Broderick version.

 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2014 - 7:25 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

According to Conrad Pope, work has commenced on the score!

 
 Posted:   Feb 11, 2014 - 11:56 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/02/11/meet-alexandre-desplat-hollywood-s-master-composer.html

"it’s nonstop fortissimo, with lots of brass, Japanese drums, and electric violin."

http://www.deadline.com/2014/02/bruce-dern-calls-it-a-geezers-dinner-but-oscar-nominees-show-up-in-force-at-the-aarps-movies-for-grownups-awards/

"He also said he is three weeks away from recording the score for Godzilla which opens in May."

 
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