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 Posted:   Oct 4, 2013 - 10:29 AM   
 By:   captain_avis   (Member)

This will almost certainly get pulled down very quickly, so look while you can. A teaser for the reboot of Godzilla has surfaced and I'm absolutely shocked to report that it does NOT feature some ostantino driven Remote Control score. Rather, it uses one of the Ligeti pieces used in 2001. The impact of the use of that piece on the tone of the teaser is startling. This gives me a lot of hope for the Desplat score if the filmmakers are open to more adventurous uses of music!

http://www.darkhorizons.com/news/28976/-godzilla-reboot-teaser-leaks-online

Chris

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 4, 2013 - 10:38 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

What that trailer seem to indicate in a minute to me is this is not 60's matinee entertainment or probably not the Godzilla of 98

 
 Posted:   Oct 4, 2013 - 10:44 AM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

Hmmm....is that another Kaiju as well as the Big G?

All looking (and sounding) good...looking forward to this movie immensely....

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 4, 2013 - 10:44 AM   
 By:   captain_avis   (Member)

What that trailer seem to indicate in a minute to me is this is not 60's matinee entertainment or probably not the Godzilla of 98

Agreed, the movie seems to want to have a much more serious tone to it. But can that work in a movie about a 100 storey tall reptile? We'll see...

Chris

 
 Posted:   Oct 4, 2013 - 10:48 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Hmmm....is that another Kaiju as well as the Big G?


That or a huge spoiler. Edit: that shot shows 6 feet or hands or combo of the two. confused

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 4, 2013 - 10:58 AM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

I believe the filmmakers confirmed long ago that Godzilla would not be the only monster appearing in the film.

Agreed, the movie seems to want to have a much more serious tone to it. But can that work in a movie about a 100 storey tall reptile?

If Peter Jackson's awful King Kong remake taught us anything about that approach, I'd say no. That teaser read to me as taking itself way too seriously, with the whole radio-filter voice quoting scripture and stuff. But, like you said, we'll see.

I've generally never been a fan of Godzilla movies (aside from the very original), or the whole Kaiju genre in general, but for some reason I'm a little interested in this and will be curious to see how to ultimately turns out. Although after the poor showing of Pacific Rim here in the US, the people behind this have got to be at least just a tad worried.

 
 Posted:   Oct 4, 2013 - 11:06 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

I can't believe my favorite active composer is scoring this! Hope he doesn't get replaced!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 4, 2013 - 11:09 AM   
 By:   captain_avis   (Member)


I've generally never been a fan of Godzilla movies (aside from the very original), or the whole Kaiju genre in general, but for some reason I'm a little interested in this is and will be curious to see how to ultimately turns out. Although after the poor showing of Pacific Rim here in the US, the people behind this have got to be at least just a tad worried.


Maybe part of the reason for Pacific Rim's poor showing was that it was horrendously over-rated. I'd seen numerous reviews praising it to the high heavens as essentially this generation's Star Wars.... I found the film to be incredibly underwhelming.

I too am not a fan of the Kaiju genre in general, but I will say that this 1 minute teaser has me far more interested in Godzilla than *any* of the advertising for Pacific Rim.

Chris

 
 Posted:   Oct 4, 2013 - 11:09 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

The original was very serious and a smash hit. Cloverfield was successful as well. Back to the music I don't know what the OP means by "real" music. The preview indicates nothing about the actual score and I suspect the grim set up almost necessitates a subdued droning soundtrack.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 4, 2013 - 11:28 AM   
 By:   captain_avis   (Member)

The original was very serious and a smash hit. Cloverfield was successful as well. Back to the music I don't know what the OP means by "real" music. The preview indicates nothing about the actual score and I suspect the grim set up almost necessitates a subdued droning soundtrack.

By real music, I mean something other than the ostantino driven nonsense that we get in 95% of blockbusters these days. See the recent threads on the current film scoring climate and Ender's Game for examples.

I don't have a problem with a subdued score, but surely it needn't be droning. There is still room for subtlety in film music these days!

Chris

 
 Posted:   Oct 4, 2013 - 12:08 PM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

Guys, they tracked this to Ligeti's REQUIEM with a couple of electronic shadings added on top. The very fact that they are using the music from this composer totally tells me that they are heading in the right direction.

That trailer, while sparse, is probably the most exciting thing I've seen in a while. I wish they had shown this before Pacific Rim. Would have been epic in theatres.

EDIT- me thinks Edwards is going for more of a holocaust tone (*like the original Gojira) rather than a playful and ultimately empty blockbuster fluff piece. I still cannot get over him tracking Ligeti to this trailer. That's about the ballsiest move I think I've ever seen for a summer film teaser.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 4, 2013 - 1:19 PM   
 By:   captain_avis   (Member)

I still cannot get over him tracking Ligeti to this trailer. That's about the ballsiest move I think I've ever seen for a summer film teaser.

I had that reaction to the trailer too. I saw 2001 at a very young age and found the Dawn of Man sequence with the monolith intensely frightening. I associate that fear with Ligeti's music which has such an unearthly, totally alien character to it. Still to this day that music gets to me and to see it used in such a way in this trailer really gives me chills.

Chris.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 4, 2013 - 1:38 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

I always admired what Eugene Lourie did with the trilogy of big monsters he was given to do.Beast from 20, 000 fathoms, The giant behemoth and Gorgo--, I was far from the only one who over the years who felt or feel that way. On paper what is it? A big monster on a rampage. But with his talent he made 3 competent films that without being insulting only people who were snobbish against such a genre even before seeing the films didn't see some value in them.From critics agreeing THE GIANT BEHEMOTH was the scariest creature on the loose film ever made. Beast from 20,000 fathoms, a entertaining effort . A New York Times critic saying , try to light a cigarette during the last 20 minutes of GORGO, to this is the best monster movie since KING KONG-33.Lourie helped create a certain vibe of disaster that worked very well with a simple story on paper. A little of Lourie's magic could make this new one a winner.One thing these 3 films had was serious intent, no matter how implausible the story line was.

 
 Posted:   Oct 4, 2013 - 1:44 PM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

I always admired what Eugene Lourie did with the trilogy of big monsters he was given to do.Beast from 20, 000 fathoms, The giant behemoth and Gorgo--, I was far from the only one who over the years who felt or feel that way. On paper what is it? A big monster on a rampage. But with his talent he made 3 competent films that without being insulting only people who were snobbish against such a genre even before seeing the films didn't see some value in them.From critics agreeing THE GIANT BEHEMOTH was the scariest creature on the loose film ever made. Beast from 20,000 fathoms, a entertaining effort . A New York Times critic saying , try to light a cigarette during the last 20 minutes of GORGO, to this is the best monster movie since KING KONG-33.Lourie helped create a certain vibe of disaster that worked very well with a simple story on paper. A little of Lourie's magic could make this new one a winner.One thing these 3 films had was serious intent, no matter how implausible the story line was.

I totally agree. I remember watching Gorgo as a kid and the scene where the mother comes out of the ocean and lays into the village searching for her baby was scary. Hearing the full grown monster's roar compared to its offspring was chilling to say the least. I really hope Edwards is shooting this as a serious dramatic piece with some outstanding set sequences. I feel that most spectacle films of late have been built around those set pieces rather than from the story up.

I hope focus groups or nervous producers don't pull rank and make him re-edit because it will be too "somber". Hopefully Nolan's Dark Knight franchise paved the way for more acceptance of this kind of tone. Fingers crossed.

 
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