Noah Cussey in G-FAN #46 (July/August 2000).
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY Soundtrack combines the “Also sprach Zarathustra theme”, various Johann and Richard Strauss segments, and a ballet suite by Aram Khachaturian—all of which prove how much Stanley Kubrick’s film attempts to avoid the soundtrack clichés of most science-fiction movies. Instead of the expected sci-fi effects, there is a more ironic application of music that would be otherwise incongruous to the celestial settings. Here, Gyorgy Ligeti’s creepy “monolith” music connotes Armageddon more than interplanetary exploration.
Legendary Pictures just released the first trailer for Godzilla (2014) and don’t be surprised if something sounds familiar. It is this piece of brilliance that opens the dark word of monstrous destruction (*cough* Armageddon *cough*). Gareth Edwards, the director, said that to him Godzilla is “like a force of nature, like the wrath of God or vengeance for the way we’ve behaved”.
Godzilla movie posters by Noriyoshi Ohrai
Gawd, I love this song.
“Here’s one for all you best friends out there. Performed by Matt Bennett. Lyrics by Max Landis. Illustrations by Matt Frank. Godzilla all-star dream-team.”
I want to see this movie based solely on these shots. THIS LOOKS SO COOL. I AM SO EXCITED.
Godzilla’s next enemy/ally who also had some of her own movies, Mothra.
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