Soundtrack Speculation (Composer, Songs, Godzilla Theme)

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Soundtrack Speculation (Composer, Songs, Godzilla Theme)

Postby Zilla103192 » Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:06 pm

The last thing discussed In the old forums was the possible soundtrack...

Do with that what you will...

EDIT: I'm changing this from an "general official" discussion, as this whole forum is for discussing the film until it comes out. This can be about the soundtrack.
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Re: Official Legendary Pictures Godzilla Discussion

Postby Gorosaurus Rex » Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:09 pm

I'm rather pleased we have a whole subsection for the site now.

Anyways, I do not like the idea of having a rock or rap score for this movie. It feels out of place and would make the film seem disturbingly removed from its original source material. The only film to do this so far was GFW and every time those horrid tracks were played my ears hurt.

I do not mind if a rock song plays during the credits or maybe a snippet of instrumental peice is thrown in here or there, but overall I want a traditional orchestrated or choir score for this film.
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Re: Official Legendary Pictures Godzilla Discussion

Postby g2kmaster » Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:14 pm

I say classical with BOC at the end. Do it in similar fasion to Iron Man.
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Re: Soundtrack Discussion

Postby Arbok » Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:15 pm

Hans Zimmer would be a good choice for the soundtrack. He does well with creating energetic pieces.

David Arnold wouldn't be a bad choice either, as he did a good job with the soundtrack to GODZILLA (1998). However, I bet they will avoid any and all comparison with that film, so its highly unlikely he would be back.

Ramin Djawadi I assume is a possibility, since he did the Clash of the Titans score by Legendary Pictures. I kind of hope its not, as I felt his attempt with Iron Man was simply so-so, but I would wager the score would still be enjoyable under his helm.
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Re: Soundtrack Discussion

Postby Arbok » Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:25 pm

Hellspawn28 wrote:If Burton does direct this movie then the chances are that Danny Elfman will end up doing the soundtrack.


Pretty much, and Elfman would be a dream choice. Everyone of his soundtracks has at least one theme that's excellent. I will keep my fingers crossed for him.
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Postby JVM » Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:01 pm

Somewhat OT, but there's actual rumors of Tim Burton doing it? I'd like to see his take but I'm somewhat shocked.
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Re: Soundtrack Discussion

Postby GotengoXGodzilla » Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:04 pm

Personally, I hope Hans Zimmer (or someone like him) scores the film. After just watching Inception, I realize that his music really amplifies the actions of the film, and make everything seem even more grand and spectacular. I don't get that from most film composers, so here's hoping that Zimmer is the composer of the next Godzilla film.
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Re: Soundtrack Discussion

Postby Ethan » Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:10 am

John Williams could make a pretty epic and wetdreamish Godzilla score, but he's unlikely to score as much as Spielberg is unlikely to direct. On the realm of possible; Hans Zimmer, Michael Giachinno and Thomas Newman are good choices. Maybe Christopher Young if it's going to be a scary/evil Godzilla.
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Re: Soundtrack Discussion

Postby HayesAJones » Sat Jul 24, 2010 11:33 am

I said it before and I'll say it again: Hans Zimmer.

But, no matter who scores, I want the music to be big, epic, and awe-inspiring. I want it to bring Godzilla to life.
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Re: Soundtrack Discussion

Postby tokyostateofmind » Sat Jul 24, 2010 1:05 pm

Being an AVID film score listener, reviewer I can talk about this all day. A score that I would like. Something along the lines of Iron Man meets Hans Zimmer. I remember watching an interview with the composer of Iron Man 2 and he was talking about how there was a metal/rock influence on this orchestral score because of the whole Iron Man, metal superhero aspect. I personally love the GFW score. Not for the movie, but because of the cues and the synth music (prog rock/metal \m/) Emerson is one of the greatest (ELP) and i have respect for him as a musician. I agree with the fact that this score is NOT suitable for Godzilla's 50th. But i mean, I definitely want rock influences, little use of synth and decent usage of guitar and drums. More importantly is the use of an epic orchestra. My favorite word is epic. My wishes for this movie is that everything is epic. The score, the film, the creature, the story. I am sure Legendary will deliver. But I am sure there will be a "theme song" from a musical artist or motif. I definitely seeing collaborations on the score, but on the major side. Orchestral Epicness FTW. A Synthesized score no, rock influenced score yes.

On Burton and Elfman, where is the Time for Burton to do this movie when he is directing Monsterocalypse (sp?) with a due date of the same year as Godzilla will be released. I am a huge fan of Elfman for a Godzilla movie. Not my first choice, his music suits the mood of Burtonesque movies, and Godzilla isn't Burtonesque in my view.

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Re: Soundtrack Discussion

Postby omgitsgodzilla » Sat Jul 24, 2010 7:48 pm

Though Come With Me was okay IMO, not another rapper/guitarist collab. Not in a serious, respectful Godzilla movie. I'd say get some Ifukube elements in there, and get David Arnold, maybe. The movie sucked, but G98's score was pretty damn amazing, I'd say. Or perhaps John Williams. (Or, in terms of Japanese composers, Michiru Oshima or Takayuki Hattori.)
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Re: Soundtrack Discussion

Postby Primevalgodzilla V2 » Sat Jul 24, 2010 7:57 pm

I don't want any rap or rock or metal in the G film. Pure orchestral scores is what Godzilla needs. We don't need heavy music to populate evry single action film.
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Re: Soundtrack Discussion

Postby Jamitor27 » Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:08 pm

I would like a classic orchestral soundtrack. I think John Williams would be awesome but also Michael Giachinno(sp?) could be great. If I'm not mistaken he did the song "roar" for Cloverfield which had that classic Kaiju sound to it. He definitely did Star Trek which was an awesome soundtrack. But I think the classic Godzilla theme is a must. Even if it's just for the credits is fine but it would be awesome for him to rise out of the water for the first time with his theme playing.

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Re: Soundtrack Discussion

Postby the H-man cometh » Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:31 am

LP would be wise to go after Hans Zimmer

After seeing inception... :shock: :dizzy: :huge: ... yeah I'd say he's best choice by far.

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Re: Soundtrack Discussion

Postby TokyoVigilante » Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:02 am

While I find Hans Zimmers scores to be kinda' on the dullish side, his tendency to use booming bass (IE: Inception trailer) is to appropriate for Godzilla not to use.

Craig Armstrong. He did the Incredible Hulk and I wouldn't mind seeing some of the stuff he used there (IE: an Organ in an old school horror movie fashion).
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Re: Soundtrack Discussion

Postby xenotactics » Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:26 pm

I really hope that work a few of the classic themes in, even if disguised considerably.

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Postby Arbok » Fri Jul 30, 2010 5:45 pm

TokyoVigilante wrote:Craig Armstrong. He did the Incredible Hulk and I wouldn't mind seeing some of the stuff he used there (IE: an Organ in an old school horror movie fashion).


Good call, I love his Incredible Hulk soundtrack as well. The Hulk theme was good, but it was really his music for the final battle which is simply outstanding. Great stuff, and one of the my favorite scores.
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Re: Soundtrack Discussion

Postby G-Matt » Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:43 pm

I think any of the big names of today would be a good choice: John Williams, James Horner, Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard, Alan Silvestri, Christopher Young, John Powell, Howard Shore, Michael Giacchino or even Danny Elfman.

Personally, I'd like to see Aaron Zigman doing the score. He's done some very nice scores, like The Notebook, Bridge to Terabithia and Flash of Genius. His work on BTT is especially memorable, and he managed to compose a few good action-oriented cues for it too.
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Re: Soundtrack Discussion

Postby KaneLocke » Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:14 pm

I like Hans Zimmer, personally. He does a lot of really powerful scores, but he's got a lot of diversity, too. I'll be honest though, I don't pay much attention to whom gets the credit for what scores.

And I said it before. If the soundtrack doesn't include Blue Oyster Cult's Godzilla in SOME way... it is made of fail.
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Re: Soundtrack Discussion

Postby Megaton17 » Mon Aug 02, 2010 4:52 pm

I could definitely see James Newton Howard scoring this film


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