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 Posted:   Aug 29, 2013 - 4:54 PM   
 By:   TominAtl   (Member)

It's no secret that I don't really like Desplat in any form or shape -- but least of all his action material, which comes off as one long ostinato-fest without any direction or proper shape.

Says the sweeden who love Huinzimmer, the king of boring and shapeless ostinatos!!!



You know, your posts are normally too goofy to bother read much less respond to, but this pic of Gandalf laughing made me laugh. Thanks for the chuckle.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 29, 2013 - 5:08 PM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

Don't know. But still, he was replaced.

Ah, I should have been clearer. I meant had an actual score replaced. Loads of people get announced or talked up early on for projects but never end up working on a film. I think it all came from the director of Emperor excitedly announcing Desplat's involvement on Twitter, months before the film was even shot. I'm sure Desplat intended to work with his old friend again, but found that schedules didn't match.

I'm more referring to composers who did work that was found not to serve the film properly by the directors or producers and disposed of. I think Casanova and arguably Tree of Life fit that description, though neither are really fully "rejected" scores, which I don't think is a fate he has ever suffered.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 29, 2013 - 5:09 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

I admit I'm surprised by this choice, but it is nice to see Desplat take on a variety of genres. I enjoyed his creepy score for Hostages. I thought Beltrami would be picked because he does do horror well. I still remember having to plug my ears while watching the film Joy Ride. The music was just too scary.

I'd love it if the director would have the composer create some kind of homage musical statement to Ifukube.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 29, 2013 - 5:15 PM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

I'd love it if the director would have the composer create some kind of homage musical statement to Ifukube.

Like this? smile

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 29, 2013 - 5:17 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

When I heard this news my initial reaction was being surprised, but then I thought of that wonderful score from the original in 54 and I realize if they only leave him alone he could do a score of that type that can be exciting as well as touching our souls. We shall see.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 29, 2013 - 5:25 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

Hey, thanks for that reminder, James.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 29, 2013 - 5:29 PM   
 By:   RedOkt64 2.0   (Member)

This is excellent news. Looking forward to it.

 
 Posted:   Aug 29, 2013 - 6:43 PM   
 By:   David (Giacchino-fan)   (Member)

My most anticipated score for 2014. Hope Desplat stays on!

Powell's How To Train Your Dragon 2, Giacchino's Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, Giacchino's Jupiter Ascending, Giacchino's Tomorrowland, and Shore's The Hobbit 3 for me.


What he said. I'm now pumped about this score.

 
 Posted:   Aug 29, 2013 - 6:58 PM   
 By:   Matt B   (Member)

I think the real question here is who will end up replacing Desplat.

(ducks)

I'm here all week! Tip your waitresses!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2013 - 12:50 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

It's no secret that I don't really like Desplat in any form or shape -- but least of all his action material, which comes off as one long ostinato-fest without any direction or proper shape.

Says the sweeden who love Huinzimmer, the king of boring and shapeless ostinatos!!!


You know, your posts are normally too goofy to bother read much less respond to, but this pic of Gandalf laughing made me laugh. Thanks for the chuckle.


Ha, ha....he said that? Yor aka Andre Lux is on my ignore, but I'm obviously missing out on a lot of entertaining, totally inane comments from him. Plus -- I'm glad he targets his stupid remarks at Sweden rather than my own country. BLAME SWEDEN! big grin

 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2013 - 12:53 AM   
 By:   spook   (Member)

I think the real question here is who will end up replacing Desplat.

(ducks)

I'm here all week! Tip your waitresses!


Sadly i think you might be right. I'd love to have seen Scott Glasgow getting a crack at it. No chance of that though. I'm waiting for the Zimmer/ Elfman announcement.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2013 - 5:33 AM   
 By:   Luc Van der Eeken   (Member)

This is good news! Does anybody know if Desplat is still involved with the 'reboot' of 'Beauty and the Beast', the film by Christophe Gans with Vincent Cassel? He was announced last year but his name is no longer on IMDB.

 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2013 - 5:52 AM   
 By:   YOR The Hunter From The Future   (Member)

It's no secret that I don't really like Desplat in any form or shape -- but least of all his action material, which comes off as one long ostinato-fest without any direction or proper shape.

Says the sweeden who love Huinzimmer, the king of boring and shapeless ostinatos!!!



You know, your posts are normally too goofy to bother read much less respond to, but this pic of Gandalf laughing made me laugh. Thanks for the chuckle.


Little Angry Cat is nice people!

 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2013 - 5:55 AM   
 By:   YOR The Hunter From The Future   (Member)

Ha, ha....he said that? Yor aka Andre Lux is on my ignore, but I'm obviously missing out on a lot of entertaining, totally inane comments from him. Plus -- I'm glad he targets his stupid remarks at Sweden rather than my own country. BLAME SWEDEN! big grin

YOR is important to Tohr from Sweeden, even if YOR is on his ignore list!

He is even calling YOR strange names!

Tohr from sweeden is surely complaining to moderator right now:

 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2013 - 6:03 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

Desplat can score any kind of movie and is, IMO, a great choice for Godzilla. Looking forward to hearing his score, next year.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2013 - 6:03 AM   
 By:   mrchriswell   (Member)

I was hoping they'd hire someone to adapt Ifukube, the way Elmer Bernstein did with Herrmann on Scorsese's Cape Fear. Desplat is an interesting choice, tho.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2013 - 6:18 AM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

I belong to those who liked Emmerich's film, and who don't really have any connection to the old Japanese ones.

I'm kind of the same. I saw some of the old ones here and there when I was growing up, but it's a series/genre that I just never took to. Emmerich's film is certainly no masterpiece (in fact, I think it's actually pretty terrible), but I think it's still better than the originals, except for maybe the very first one from 1954. I'm not exactly primed with eager anticipation for the new movie, but I am curious to see how it does, considering that Pacific Rim performed badly here in the US. (Which I fully expected it to.)

As for Desplat, I'm not familiar with this work (don't think I've seen any films that he scored), so I have no opinion either way on his involvement.


When I was a kid, I enjoyed Godzilla movies... but man, they're awful. I can understand being attached to "classic" Godzilla from a sentimental standpoint... kinda. Emmerich's movie wasn't a masterpiece but for me it was pretty much entertaining from the start, had strong effects, Jean Reno, and features that excellent David Arnold score. Take that, Godzilla Vs The Smog Monster razz

Desplat...I'm hot and cold on the guy. Not really excited about the movie, but am interested in hearing what he'd bring as far as a monster movie score. Mildly interested big grin

 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2013 - 6:57 AM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

The original Gojira (Japanese version) is still a very dramatic, moving piece. Ifukube's music certainly added the extra dimension to the credibility of the film and, IMO, it is the greatest monster movie I've seen (that includes all King Kong films). If Gareth Edwards is going for this type of film, than Desplat is perfectly suited to scoring it because he won't be pressed into doing action music. The mere fact that he's been retained for this assignment shows me that, in fact, the filmmakers are approaching this subject matter as a drama more than some noisy blockbuster event. I will be ecstatic if they get to see their vision through the sea of Hollywood MBA types and naive/uninformed adolescent focus groups.

 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2013 - 9:58 AM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

It's no secret that I don't really like Desplat in any form or shape -- but least of all his action material, which comes off as one long ostinato-fest without any direction or proper shape. What I've heard, anyway (I haven't heard everything he's done, of course).

So I'm rather indifferent to this news.



Not to derail a perfectly good thread but why bother to post then, especially if, by your own admission, we all know you don't like Desplat. T'woud be slightly fitting to use your favorite picture of that guy beating the horse to death in this case Thor don't you think?

Anyhow, back to Godzilla talk and Desplat!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2013 - 10:07 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

It's no secret that I don't really like Desplat in any form or shape -- but least of all his action material, which comes off as one long ostinato-fest without any direction or proper shape. What I've heard, anyway (I haven't heard everything he's done, of course).

So I'm rather indifferent to this news.



Not to derail a perfectly good thread but why bother to post then, especially if, by your own admission, we all know you don't like Desplat. T'woud be slightly fitting to use your favorite picture of that guy beating the horse to death in this case Thor don't you think?

Anyhow, back to Godzilla talk and Desplat!


I guess because I assume there are three different ways to receive this news -- positive, indifferent or negative. None are more or less valuable than the other, I think. Or was this thread only reserved for those who were excited about the news?

(incidentally -- and if you must know -- the thread attracted me because I'm interested in a new GODZILLA film, but not necessarily Desplat's involvement)

 
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