Godzilla Soundtrack Challenge

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Godzilla Soundtrack Challenge

Postby Gman2887 » Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:32 pm

Whelp, everyone seemed to enjoy the movie tournament well enough. I'll likely do it again in the future, but in the meantime lets try something new. This tests fan knowledge of kaiju scores, sort of like Russzilla's old Guess the Godzilla movie image/Cool G movie image thread did with images obviously.

Rules:
Listen to the 30 second clip. There may be up to 4 questions per clip. (And maybe some bonus questions for an extra challenge.) Answer all the questions to the best of your knowledge, but be sure of yourself because what you post will be your final answer. The first person to answer each question correctly gets a point. If a question is answered incorrectly it will be given to the next member who replies with the correct answer.

EXAMPLE:
Member 01 (answers first)
1) Correct
2) Correct
3) Incorrect
Member 02 (answers second)
1) Correct
2) Correct
3) Correct

Member 01 gets 2 points for being the first to answer two of the questions correctly. Member 02 gets 1 point for correctly answering the question Member 01 missed.

The typical questions asked:
1) What movie is the clip from?
2) Who specifically composed the piece? (Not who created the themes in it.)
3) What character's theme is heard in the clip? (Usually a monster or human character. There might be multiple.)
4) What scene is it from? (Be as specific as you can here, but I'll be fairly lenient.)

I'll post new rounds at random. Lets see how this goes.

ROUND 1:
Godzilla Soundtrack Challenge 01

1) Movie?
2) Composer?
3) Character Theme(s)?
4) Scene?
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Re: Godzilla Soundtrack Challenge

Postby canofhumdingers » Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:35 pm

1. Godzilla 2000 (American cut)
2. J. Peter Robinson, Takayuki Hattori, Akira Ifukube
3. King Ghidorah? I dunno, isn't it from the GTTHM originally? Monsters appear in Yokohama or something?
4. Somewhere in the end fight between Orga and Godzilla (maybe their first real clash as monsters and not the ufo?)
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Re: Godzilla Soundtrack Challenge

Postby Rody » Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:10 pm

1. Godzilla 2000 (American cut)
2. J. Peter Robinson (I don't think this was part of Hattori's soundtrack)
3. Ifukube's classic Godzilla "terror" theme, introduced in King Kong vs. Godzilla
4. Orga reveals himself after Godzilla shoots the UFO down, and the two monsters begin their battle.
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Re: Godzilla Soundtrack Challenge

Postby klen7 » Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:22 am

I'm terrible at recognizing soundtracks so i'll say put me down for Rody's answers. :D
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Re: Godzilla Soundtrack Challenge

Postby Gman2887 » Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:30 pm

Round 1 Answers:
1) Godzilla 2000
2) J. Peter Robinson
3) Godzilla's Theme
4) End battle between Godzilla and Orga, right as Orga reveals his latest form.

I'm going to give canofhumdingers a point for the composer despite the fact Robinson was the sole creator of that specific piece. I suppose I wasn't specific enough with that, but lets stick to who actually created the piece itself. I don't think any two composers actually doubled up and/or collaborated on a specific track, so we'll keep it to the sole creator of the piece from here on out.

As for Character themes, I'm looking for something much more simple. Not track titles from previous soundtracks, but the actual character(s)/monster(s) its underscoring. (Despite the fact Godzilla has various themes from different composers. What's his is his.)

CURRENT SCORE
canofhumdingers - 3
rody - 2

ROUND 2
Godzilla Soundtrack Challenge 02

1) Movie?
2) Composer?
3) Scene?
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Re: Godzilla Soundtrack Challenge

Postby canofhumdingers » Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:26 am

I'll concede Hattori since I really don't know if any of his work was actually included in that clip (though it certainly bookends it). But you can't give Robinson sole credit for that track. It's just an updated cue from Ifukube. It's the film score equivalent of a cover song. It's like giving Van Halen sole credit for "Dancing in the Street."

Round two answers:
1. Godzilla: Final Wars
2. Nobuhiko Morino
3. No idea? Probably a dramatic closeup as the tension winds down.
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Re: Godzilla Soundtrack Challenge

Postby Gman2887 » Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:16 am

canofhumdingers wrote: But you can't give Robinson sole credit for that track. It's just an updated cue from Ifukube. It's the film score equivalent of a cover song.


Robinson didn't create the theme, granted, but the piece itself is his. Cover or not.
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Re: Godzilla Soundtrack Challenge

Postby Benjamin Haines » Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:30 am

"Save the Earth, Captain."

That cue is from when the M-Organization general takes on the possessed mutant soldiers while Cpt. Gordon and the others make their escape.
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Re: Godzilla Soundtrack Challenge

Postby Gman2887 » Thu Apr 28, 2016 10:06 pm

Round 2 Answers:
1) Godzilla: Final Wars
2) Nobuhiko Morino
3) Commander Muasaka fights off his M-Force, while Cpt. Gordon and the others escape.

CURRENT SCORE
canofhumdingers - 5
rody - 2
Benjamin Haines - 1


ROUND 3
Godzilla Soundtrack Challenge 03

1) Movie?
2) Composer?
3) Scene?
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Re: Godzilla Soundtrack Challenge

Postby canofhumdingers » Sat Apr 30, 2016 9:33 pm

This is a total stab in the dark and I expect to be completely wrong...

1. Godzilla vs Destroyer
2. Akira Ifukube
3. Uhh... Godzilla exploding doom and gloom prediction scene?

At first I was tempted to say this was from G'54 'cause it kinda has that wavery-ness to it from old recordings but there's just something about it (too bombastic?) that strikes me as very 90's Ifukube. I dunno. I'm eager to find out what it actually is. I'm sure I'll be smacking my forehead.
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Re: Godzilla Soundtrack Challenge

Postby DannyBeane » Mon May 02, 2016 6:53 pm

This is my shot in the dark
1. Gojira
2. Ifukube
3. The scene where Tokyo is in flames and the firefighters try to do their job but wreck their trucks.
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Re: Godzilla Soundtrack Challenge

Postby XvGojira » Tue May 03, 2016 10:04 pm

1. Godzilla
2. Ifukube
3. Godzilla chopping down tower with reporters in it.
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Re: Godzilla Soundtrack Challenge

Postby Gman2887 » Tue May 03, 2016 10:47 pm

Round 3 Answers:
1) Godzilla (54)
2) Akira Ifukube
3) Godzilla chewing on the tower with reporters.

CURRENT SCORE

canofhumdingers - 6
rody - 2
Benjamin Haines - 1
DannyBeane - 1
XvGojira - 1


ROUND 4
Godzilla Soundtrack Challenge 04

1) Movie?
2) Composer?
3) Character/Monster Theme?
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Re: Godzilla Soundtrack Challenge

Postby DannyBeane » Tue May 03, 2016 11:55 pm

Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla 2
Akira Ifukube
Rodan's theme from Adona Island.
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Re: Godzilla Soundtrack Challenge

Postby canofhumdingers » Thu May 05, 2016 9:40 am

Yeah I think you got it. I was having a really hard time placing it. It's instantly familiar but also rather ubiquitous sounding. You could've told me it was from any number of films in the 60's or even Gigan and I have probably accepted it as true.
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Re: Godzilla Soundtrack Challenge

Postby Gman2887 » Sun May 08, 2016 3:41 pm

Round 4 Answers:
1) Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla '93
2) Akira Ifukube
3) Rodan's Theme

CURRENT SCORE
canofhumdingers - 6
DannyBeane - 4
rody - 2
Benjamin Haines - 1
XvGojira - 1


ROUND 5
Godzilla Soundtrack Challenge 05

1) Movie?
2) Composer?
3) Character/Monster Theme?
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Re: Godzilla Soundtrack Challenge

Postby canofhumdingers » Sun May 08, 2016 4:37 pm

1. Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla (74)
2. Masaru Sato
3. Disguised Mechagodzilla (?)
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Re: Godzilla Soundtrack Challenge

Postby Rody » Tue May 10, 2016 1:02 pm

1. Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1975)
2. Masaru Sato
3. Godzilla's entrance theme; I believe it plays when Fake Godzilla appears, but more importantly, it also plays when Godzilla first confronts his doppelganger.
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Re: Godzilla Soundtrack Challenge

Postby Gman2887 » Mon May 16, 2016 11:17 pm

Round 5 Answers:
1) Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla
2) Masuru Sato
3) Godzilla's Theme

CURRENT SCORE
canofhumdingers - 8
DannyBeane - 4
rody - 3
Benjamin Haines - 1
XvGojira - 1

ROUND 6
Godzilla Soundtrack Challenge 06

1) Movie?
2) Composer?
3) Character/Monster Theme?
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Re: Godzilla Soundtrack Challenge

Postby canofhumdingers » Mon May 16, 2016 11:44 pm

1. Godzilla vs King Ghidorah '91
2. Akira Ifukube
3. Godzillasaurus
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Re: Godzilla Soundtrack Challenge

Postby Gman2887 » Fri May 20, 2016 8:31 pm

Round 6 Answers:
1) Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah
2) Akira Ifukube
3) Godzillasaurus's Theme

CURRENT SCORE
canofhumdingers - 11
DannyBeane - 4
rody - 3
Benjamin Haines - 1
XvGojira - 1

ROUND 7
Godzilla Soundtrack Challenge 07

1) Movie?
2) Composer?
3) Monster/Character Theme?
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Re: Godzilla Soundtrack Challenge

Postby DannyBeane » Fri May 20, 2016 9:28 pm

1. Mothra vs Godzilla
2. Akira Ifukube
3. Godzilla's theme
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