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Godzilla (2014)
(2014)
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Composed, Co-Orchestrated, Co-Conducted, and Co-Produced by:

Co-Orchestrated by:
Conrad Pope
Clifford Tasner
Jean-Pascal Beintus
Bill Newlin
Nan Schwartz

Co-Produced by:
Dominique Lemonnier

Co-Conducted by:
Jasper Randall
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Watertower Music
(May 13th, 2014)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you remain loyal to Akira Ifukube's original sound for this franchise and desire for an intelligent adaptation of its foundations into a challengingly textural but rewarding successor.

Avoid it... if you typically have difficulty emotionally bonding with Alexandre Desplat's themes, his handful of identities in Godzilla not often clearly enunciated above his smartly boiling orchestral ruckus.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,140
WRITTEN 8/8/14
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Godzilla (2014): (Alexandre Desplat) Bless the Japanese for their bizarre cultural obsessions, from massive fighting robots and animated sexuality to talking toilets and city-leveling radioactive beasts from the deep. In the early 2010's, there was wishful talk from director Guillermo del Toro about combining the kaiju concepts of Godzilla and the fighting robots for an American extravaganza tribute to Japanese pop culture, though perhaps humanity will not experience the ultimate in triumphant Japanese thrills until the beasts, robots, toilets, and sex anime all figure prominently in the same picture. Americans have been trying to copy some of these Japanese concepts for decades, but the category of radioactive primordial beasts, after a splurge of attempts with giant octopuses and ants in the Ray Harryhausen era, has proven somewhat elusive. In the realm of massive lizards laying waste to cities, you have only 1998's unfortunate Godzilla and the more intriguing Cloverfield to examine, neither really eliciting the same public zeal that the original Japanese market seems to experience with the concept. The 2014 American reboot of Godzilla, originally meant to be a short IMAX feature before revolving through studio doorways, is a bit more measured in its tackling of the adaptation, going further to paint the titular beast as a hero in many ways, shifting the burden of humanity's adversary over to other radioactive creatures called MUTO's. These alien and insect-like nasties are a pair in 2014's Godzilla that cause many of the insurance claims to physical property throughout the western portions of America, and in parallel plotlines to humanity's continued fumbling with nuclear weapons as a false solution to the problem, there is the kind of beast on beast fighting in this film that would make the Japanese heritage of the concept proud. While this rendition of Godzilla was not specifically designed to open a new series in the franchise, its gross of over half a billion dollars worldwide might cause reconsideration. Fortunately, the soundtrack for this version of Godzilla, though it did offer some source and pop culture material to varying levels of distraction, was generally authentic in its application of music that certainly would not have embarrassed Akira Ifukube, composer of the original 1954 classic and the guiding musical identity of the franchise.



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383 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 3.37 Stars
***** 87 5 Stars
**** 105 4 Stars
*** 89 3 Stars
** 68 2 Stars
* 34 1 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 60:53
• 1. Godzilla! (2:08)
• 2. Inside the Mines (2:25)
• 3. The Power Plant (5:49)
• 4. To Q Zone (2:55)
• 5. Back to Janjira (5:59)
• 6. Muto Hatch (3:13)
• 7. In the Jungle (1:59)
• 8. The Wave (3:04)
• 9. Airport Attack (1:47)
• 10. Missing Spore (3:57)
• 11. Vegas Aftermath (3:22)
• 12. Ford Rescued (1:23)
• 13. Following Godzilla (2:01)
• 14. Golden Gate Chaos (2:51)
• 15. Let Them Fight (1:38)
• 16. Entering the Nest (3:01)
• 17. Two Against One (4:15)
• 18. Last Shot (1:58)
• 19. Godzilla's Victory (3:02)
• 20. Back to the Ocean (3:40)

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NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert includes a list of performers and a diagram of their arrangement in the recording studio.
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