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 Posted:   Feb 26, 2014 - 9:58 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

Shaun thanks for pushing me... I rather liked that theme! Reminded me a bit of Carter Burwell. They burned a lot of screen time on that jogging shot.

Listen to the rest, too! I put like 20+ tracks on there, all of them highlights!

 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2014 - 6:24 PM   
 By:   yonythemoony   (Member)

Very excited about this... score and especially the movie itself. At 1:30 into the new trailer there is a winged beast coming out of the clouds.

A) Mothra?
B) Rodan
C) Ghidora (I'd die of sheer geek happiness if it's this)
D) something new


It was stated that there will be a new creature, designed for the film.

 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2014 - 6:48 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

Idk, I tried listening to Birth a few times but it was mostly a typical barely there thriller score. A few standout cues but it doesn't get my hopes up for some knockout Desplat score. Other scores (Harry Potter final two) show that Desplat can write dark action music.

 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2014 - 8:01 PM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

I thought Potter 7.2 was a shockingly boring shitshow (the "Statues" cue is fine, but even that was subdued to the point where it sounded like the orchestra was "lost to Zoloft"), whereas the 7.1 score had at _least_ 30 minutes of highlights worth listening to outside the picture ("Sky Battle" in particular has some great horn theatrics and "Farewell To Dobby" is almost Goldsmithian despite its inaudible recording). This, as others have stated in the past, is more likely due to David Yates having a tin ear that rivals Ridley Scott's than Desplat not bringing the thunder (or lightning, in the case of Potter, I guess).

 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2014 - 9:31 PM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

Idk, I tried listening to Birth a few times but it was mostly a typical barely there thriller score. A few standout cues but it doesn't get my hopes up for some knockout Desplat score. Other scores (Harry Potter final two) show that Desplat can write dark action music.

"Birth"... a typical barely there thriller score?

I´m so shocked... I have to... no, no, please... you cannot be serious... sigh... face palm...

 
 Posted:   Feb 27, 2014 - 5:43 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

I know, right? Birth (the score and the experience) is amazing!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2014 - 3:48 PM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

Eh, hot and cold on Desplat. Liked Girl With The Pearl Earring, Largo Whatever his name was, and the Firewall score had some good moments. Hostage I felt was a knockout score, it worked like gangbusters in the film.

Not much else really registered with me. The score to the animated film, the Guardians one ( sorry, can't recall the title and am too lazy right now to use the Googles ) left my jaw hanging wide open ... in indifference big grin. People went nuts for this score but I couldn't get into it at all.

The coming 'Zilla movie at least has a standout trailer finally ( loved Cranston's panic mode in the trailer, but the director's last movie was much ado about not much at all ) so am cautiously optimistic for both movie and score.

 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2014 - 11:13 PM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

...but the director's last movie was much ado about not much at all...

...we...are on about the same director and film, aren't we? The superb Monsters???

 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2014 - 11:40 AM   
 By:   yonythemoony   (Member)

http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=40315

Watch at the 5:35 mark.

 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2014 - 11:54 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=40315

Watch at the 5:35 mark.


That's probable the worst way you can pronounce Desplat's last name.

 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2014 - 12:52 PM   
 By:   Lewis&Clark   (Member)

Can't wait for the film and score!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2014 - 4:37 PM   
 By:   Mr. Popular   (Member)

So excited at this news! I can't imagine he'll get replaced, has he ever been? (Aside from lots of his music for Casanova and Tree of Life not being used in the finished films)

Any Godzilla movie starring Juliette Binoche already has me interested, must be something more to it than just effectssmile


Well, he couldn't finish Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, so Aaron Zigman was brought, and he used Desplat's themes. And he was replaced from Emperor, by Alex Heffes. But Desplat himself said that he has rejected certain proyects because he didn't liked the script. So he must've accepted Godzilla because there's more than just a big monster destroying a city.


Of all the hyped summer blockbusters I've seen over the years, this one looks to be a WINNER.

The trailer feels right. It looks right. God, I am in fanboy heaven with this one.

 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2014 - 9:11 PM   
 By:   yonythemoony   (Member)

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bh1uP9lCIAAGQ8I.jpg

Looks like Desplat won't be using the LSO on this one, but the Hollywood Studio Symphony.

 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2014 - 3:20 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bh1uP9lCIAAGQ8I.jpg

Looks like Desplat won't be using the LSO on this one, but the Hollywood Studio Symphony.


That is interesting but really don't know what to make of it.

 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2014 - 7:58 PM   
 By:   yonythemoony   (Member)

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bh7z0XsCQAA6Q2O.jpg


Alexandre Desplat plays a piano solo on his Godzilla score

 
 Posted:   Mar 5, 2014 - 3:17 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

I want to hear it!

 
 Posted:   Mar 5, 2014 - 3:30 AM   
 By:   Peter Atterberg   (Member)


However, I do look forward to another GODZILLA film. I belong to those who liked Emmerich's film, and who don't really have any connection to the old Japanese ones. So more contemporary monster movies with top class production values are a-ok by me, whoever scores it.


I've always been a fan of the Emmerich's film as well.

 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2014 - 8:03 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

Images from the recording sessions:






 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2014 - 8:51 AM   
 By:   yonythemoony   (Member)

That's a 80 people choir, larger than the ones used in The Golden Compass and HP7 and 8 (without counting female/boy vocalists, and children's choir).

 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2014 - 9:11 AM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

Images from the recording sessions:





Looks like he's following the Ligeti theme from the trailers for his choral writing- sort of.

Ligeti's micropolyphonic approach looked pretty amazing on the conductor;s score with the SATB chorus subdivided into smaller groups singing quick repeating lines a quarter tone apart. This is more the easier way of achieving a similar eerie tone but without the mass of sound with that buzzing activity underneath.

 
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