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 Posted:   Jul 9, 2014 - 8:41 PM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)


"There are characters who believe different things. Both sides are trying to convince the other that what they believe is right..."

 
 Posted:   Jul 9, 2014 - 9:51 PM   
 By:   RoryR   (Member)

Was this posted already?

http://www.filmmusicsociety.org/news_events/features/2014/070814.html

Mainly, however, Giacchino points out, his job on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was to enhance the emotional aspects of the story. "I told Matt, right off the bat, 'We have to care about all of these characters.' One of the things that the earlier Apes films lacked was the idea of emotion. They were heavy on sci-fi and weirdness but emotion was not really explored. When I first saw this film, I realized there are no bad guys. There are characters who believe different things. Both sides are trying to convince the other that what they believe is right, and they have valid reasons for believing that. Matt has created something that is incredibly complex in all the right ways."


And then I'll goof on it with pun cue titles! Yeah, that's the ticket!

"I told Matt, right off the bat...."

Just looked at this interview with Matt Reeves and Michael Giacchino. Finally something that sheds light on this subject.

http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/2aacmX/we_are_matt_reeves_and_michael_giacchino_and_were/



"[–]StevenPotts7 1 point 12 hours ago

Hello Michael, I wanted to ask, in the movie Let Me In the song that played in the scene where Owen found the old photo of Abby and Thomas is called Let Me Out- the opposite of the films title. Was that to suggest what the photo implied was the opposite of the truth? Or was it simply called that because Owen was demanding to be let out of the apartment?
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[–]MichaelGiacchinoDawn Of POTA 3 points 12 hours ago

Here we go! You know what...

[–]Matt_Reeves[S] 2 points 12 hours ago

Because Michael doesn't take titles seriously.

[–]MichaelGiacchinoDawn Of POTA 2 points 12 hours ago

Because it was Paul Apelgrin's idea (the music editor). And this comes from a long tradition we have on the team, of who can come up with the most interesting puns, and still have the title be relevant to the scene.

 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2014 - 9:53 AM   
 By:   Mark Langdon   (Member)


"There are characters who believe different things. Both sides are trying to convince the other that what they believe is right..."


Are we sure he's not talking about DAWN OF THE MEMBERS OF THE FILM SCORE MONTHLY MESSAGE BOARD there?

 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2014 - 9:55 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

It was highlighted because he pretty much described every movie made in the past 100 years.

 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2014 - 9:57 AM   
 By:   David-R.   (Member)

Apparently, Giacchino will also be scoring the next Apes film as well.

 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2014 - 10:49 AM   
 By:   random guy   (Member)

Apparently, Giacchino will also be scoring the next Apes film as well.

Hooray

 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2014 - 12:00 PM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

Apparently, Giacchino will also be scoring the next Apes film as well.

Source?

 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2014 - 12:34 PM   
 By:   David-R.   (Member)

Apparently, Giacchino will also be scoring the next Apes film as well.

Source?


The Reddit interview above. It's also highlighted in this article:

http://www.slashfilm.com/matt-reeves-michael-giacchino-reddit-ama/

 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2014 - 6:25 AM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Any electronics in Giacchino's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes score?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2014 - 7:48 AM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

It's available on iTunes for $17 which is pretty expensive for them and the samples are good but not quite good enough to get me to commit yet. Don't care for the more noble music. Not sure what it is but I still have troubles with Giacchino's chord choices. I used to be a huge fan of his up to Lost but something in his compositional style changed and while I still like some Wof his current work (Let me in is pretty terrific) I'm mostly lukewarm on his stuff.


It is available on Amazon's MP3 store for $8.99. Well... now 9.99, but it was a buck less when I got it the other day. Still cheaper than iTunes.

A fine score. Fun track titles. Michael takes the music seriously, but not the track titles. Not a problem. Lord knows some people around here could use some lightening up big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2014 - 7:56 AM   
 By:   jkannry   (Member)

It's available on iTunes for $17 which is pretty expensive for them and the samples are good but not quite good enough to get me to commit yet. Don't care for the more noble music. Not sure what it is but I still have troubles with Giacchino's chord choices. I used to be a huge fan of his up to Lost but something in his compositional style changed and while I still like some Wof his current work (Let me in is pretty terrific) I'm mostly lukewarm on his stuff.


It is available on Amazon's MP3 store for $8.99. Well... now 9.99, but it was a buck less when I got it the other day. Still cheaper than iTunes.

A fine score. Fun track titles. Michael takes the music seriously, but not the track titles. Not a problem. Lord knows some people around here could use some lightening up big grin

iTunes and Amazon not identical. iTunes uses 256 or 325 which is better than average mp3. I also find it hard to believe 8.99 amazon and 17.99 iTunes.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2014 - 8:03 AM   
 By:   jkannry   (Member)

It's available on iTunes for $17 which is pretty expensive for them and the samples are good but not quite good enough to get me to commit yet. Don't care for the more noble music. Not sure what it is but I still have troubles with Giacchino's chord choices. I used to be a huge fan of his up to Lost but something in his compositional style changed and while I still like some Wof his current work (Let me in is pretty terrific) I'm mostly lukewarm on his stuff.


It is available on Amazon's MP3 store for $8.99. Well... now 9.99, but it was a buck less when I got it the other day. Still cheaper than iTunes.

A fine score. Fun track titles. Michael takes the music seriously, but not the track titles. Not a problem. Lord knows some people around here could use some lightening up big grin

iTunes and Amazon not identical. iTunes uses 256 or 325 which is better than average mp3. I also find it hard to believe 8.99 amazon and 17.99 iTunes.

Just checked iTunes and amazon and identical price 9.99. Don't see itunes' usual digital booklet though.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2014 - 9:28 AM   
 By:   KeoNato   (Member)

Any electronics in Giacchino's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes score?

As usual, Giacchino shies away from sythns.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2014 - 4:15 PM   
 By:   Chris Avis   (Member)

Saw it last night. The movie was good, but not as excellent as the hype would have you believe. It suffers for wanting to tackle heavy themes while still being a typical summer blockbuster and the ending in particular seems tacked on from a different movie to satisfy the action requirements. It reminds me in a lot of ways of The Dark Knight which suffers from similar flaws and which I also consider to be overrated.

The score works very well in the picture and is mixed very prominently save for a few moments where it is obscured by sound effects. I never understood why critics were drawing parallels to Goldsmith's score based on a pre-listen of the score itself. But, in the movie, there's a few places where the complex rhythmic percussion or xylophone runs are very prominent in the mix and it does indeed remind me of some aspects of Goldsmith's original. I wouldn't be surprised to see Giacchino pick up an Oscar nomination given the critical praise for the film and score and the relatively weak year score-wise so far.

Apparently this movie was originally slated to be a reimagning of the original POTA. I hope the next movie jumps straight to that and does an interesting reinterpretation of that movie, rather than the less interesting war film this instalment appears to set up.

Chris

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2014 - 5:18 PM   
 By:   JamesSouthall   (Member)

My review of the soundtrack, if anyone's interested:

http://www.movie-wave.net/dawn-of-the-planet-of-the-apes/

 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2014 - 5:19 PM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Any electronics in Giacchino's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes score?

As usual, Giacchino shies away from sythns.


frown

Shame. I'm sure I'll still enjoy DotPotA, but even in his Lost music (and I know that DotPotA is not Lost), he was able to incorporate subtle, ambient synths that added another dimension to the music in a very sophisticated and impressive manner without detracting from the primal, organic acoustic ensemble.

 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2014 - 6:12 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

I got through this once on Spotify. It has a nice general feel but didn't grab me thematically at the first listen. This is a percussion-heavy score as you would expect and has a lot of Giacchino style somber piano pieces that hit the right tone but sounded rather derivative.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2014 - 9:27 AM   
 By:   KeoNato   (Member)

Any electronics in Giacchino's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes score?

As usual, Giacchino shies away from sythns.


frown

Shame. I'm sure I'll still enjoy DotPotA, but even in his Lost music (and I know that DotPotA is not Lost), he was able to incorporate subtle, ambient synths that added another dimension to the music in a very sophisticated and impressive manner without detracting from the primal, organic acoustic ensemble.


I feel it's a mixed bag with Giacchino and synths. When he uses him for subtle ambiance it works quite well. However, anything more and it can be jarringly out of place. The scene in Star Trek Into Darkness where Harrison attacks Starfleet HQ (left off the CD but evident in the movie) is a perfect example.

 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2014 - 5:26 PM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Any electronics in Giacchino's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes score?

As usual, Giacchino shies away from sythns.


frown

Shame. I'm sure I'll still enjoy DotPotA, but even in his Lost music (and I know that DotPotA is not Lost), he was able to incorporate subtle, ambient synths that added another dimension to the music in a very sophisticated and impressive manner without detracting from the primal, organic acoustic ensemble.


I feel it's a mixed bag with Giacchino and synths. When he uses him for subtle ambiance it works quite well. However, anything more and it can be jarringly out of place. The scene in Star Trek Into Darkness where Harrison attacks Starfleet HQ (left off the CD but evident in the movie) is a perfect example.


He used synths in Star Trek Into Darkness???

I didn't notice any in the first Trek film he did (film or score release) or the newer film (haven't listened to it on CD).

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2014 - 12:42 AM   
 By:   Jon Broxton   (Member)

My review of DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, for anyone interested:

http://moviemusicuk.us/2014/07/14/dawn-of-the-planet-of-the-apes-michael-giacchino/

Jon

 
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