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Old December 11 2013, 12:00 AM   #331
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The choral bit pumping up the feeling of rising panic is from 2001: A Space Odyssey, right?
Yes, the music during the halo jump is the same piece from 2001.
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Old December 11 2013, 12:42 AM   #332
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that was a good use of the 2001 track. i always found that to be especially creepy.
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Old December 11 2013, 01:03 AM   #333
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Gaith, I'm not going to argue with you, because the only time it makes sense to argue about the quality of a movie is after the movie has come out. Until then, it's just sophistry and bluster and a pointless waste of effort.

As for Godzilla's origin, I'm still holding out a vain hope that this movie, like virtually every other Godzilla movie since 1955, is in some respect a sequel to the events of the 1954 film. As I've mentioned before, even the Emmerich film implied that the Japanese people had previous experience with a giant reptile they called Gojira. I'm inclined to doubt it, since I saw a statement in an article today that this would be Godzilla's origin story, but I'm still hoping there's some kind of connection. To date there have been, by my count, as many as nine distinct Godzilla continuities, and yet almost all of them include some version of the 1954 film's events as part of their history, at least implicitly. I can't help feeling that's part of what makes something a genuine Godzilla movie.
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Old December 11 2013, 11:01 AM   #334
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The variant Japanese trailers have a different shot of Ken Watanabe's character: http://www.godzilla-movie.jp/

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Old December 11 2013, 03:07 PM   #335
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Strangely effecting trailer. I showed it to my wife on the big screen tv on youtube, she had no idea what it was and was sucked right in...she HATES Godzilla movies.

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Old December 11 2013, 03:41 PM   #336
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Nicely done trailer and the visuals look like they'll be a real treat, I love the roar, well most of it, it's effective and certainly imposingly loud but the trill effect on the end is weird, just for the trailer?
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Old December 11 2013, 05:00 PM   #337
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I love the roar, well most of it, it's effective and certainly imposingly loud but the trill effect on the end is weird, just for the trailer?
No, it's been heard elsewhere in promotional materials for this film. Godzilla's roar has almost always been characterized by an upward flourish at the end (the "onk" part of the usual spelling "Skreeonk!"), and in this case it's much longer and deeper, as if the sound had been slowed down (and otherwise embellished).

Of course, the original Godzilla roar was already a slowed-down playback of the sound of a resin-coated leather glove stroking the loosened strings of a double bass.
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Old December 11 2013, 05:59 PM   #338
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It's been a while since I watched the movies, I had the entire classic movie collection on VHS around 1999-2001, they brought out a line of them then.

I haven't watched the newer movies other than the American attempt at making one in 1996...

Should really try and find them again before May next year.
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Old December 11 2013, 06:23 PM   #339
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I haven't watched the newer movies other than the American attempt at making one in 1996...
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Old December 11 2013, 06:32 PM   #340
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Of course, the original Godzilla roar was already a slowed-down playback of the sound of a resin-coated leather glove stroking the loosened strings of a double bass.
Fascinating. I always wondered how they made the original sound effect.
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Old December 11 2013, 06:40 PM   #341
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It makes Godzilla's roar something of a cousin to the TARDIS sound effect on Doctor Who, since the main component of that sound was created by scraping a key along the strings of a piano.
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Old December 11 2013, 08:29 PM   #342
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I haven't watched the newer movies other than the American attempt at making one in 1996...
1998.
You're not helping

So apparently Amazon UK carry only the original 1954 in DVD and none of the rest. Despite my VHS collection being the entire Showa and Heisei series.
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Old December 11 2013, 09:29 PM   #343
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Really enjoyed the trailer. It looks like it should be pretty intense.
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Sure, that's pop culture 101. But the last wartime use of a nuke was... Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Is there any reason to believe this flick will have anything to say? Or will it be another soulless remake a la Red Dawn '12, copying and pasting an old concept while losing any of the original's originality and adding nothing in its place?
Obviously this new Godzilla is an allegory for gay marriage and universal healthcare.

Can't you hear his scream? He's saying, "Obaaaaaaammmmmaaaaaaa!!!!"
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What deep philosophical message are you expecting from a monster movie?

I mean come on.
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