Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Big Monster Stomp (An Occasional Series)

Saw the new Godzilla over the weekend. The short version: Vastly better than the 1998 version, vastly better than just about all the CGI monster/sci-fi movies of the last ten or so years, but the script was still epressingly by the numbers. That said, young Brit director Gareth Edwards has a really great eye for shadows and fog.

In any case, a bit under the weather today, so no serious posting. But until tomorrow (and a Weekend Listomania on Friday) you can download the soundtrack music from the original 1954 version of the Big G (the one sans Raymond Burr)...

...over HERE.

You're welcome.


Anonymous said...

I've been to quite a few concerts at which the soundtrack to Godzilla was used when the lights were dimmed and the band was about ready to take the stage. Very effective.

Vickie Rock letting Jack Shit Bake my Potato tonight

Mister Pleasant said...

Count me in the "thumbs up" category. The composition of the big scenes were visually stunning. As you pointed out Mr. Edwards knows how to effectively use clouds, dust, fog, and shadows, and the framing enhanced the effect of making the humans appear puny. I thought the pacing was brilliant. That HALO jump sequence may be the most exhilarating and frightening 60 or so seconds since the last really good Spielberg flick (maybe back to the 80s).

Alexandre Desplat's score was bombastic in a good way. Not at all like the typical score for a big budget CGI extravaganza. More like Bartok than Elfman.

Other than the lack of compelling human characters I enjoyed it immensely.