Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

July 8, 2014 | Format: MP3

$9.99
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: July 4, 2014
  • Release Date: July 4, 2014
  • Label: Sony Classical
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  • Total Length: 1:17:21
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  • ASIN: B00LBNSRKA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,894 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By JMM TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 8, 2014
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The "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" score does exactly what it needs to do - there are some memorable themes, as well as a sense of foreboding and rising tension through a lot of the music.

I enjoyed Patrick Doyle's music for "Rise of the Planet of the Apes", however I would say that composer Michael Giacchino's score for "Dawn" is an improvement and contains a bit more emotion. Giacchino is a favorite of mine (particularly for "Lost" and "Super 8") - this score doesn't reach the heights of his very best work; but it's great nonetheless and I'm happy to add it to my collection of music.

Giacchino really does a good job blending classic elements of the score with the more tribal/percussive sounds. I think what he has managed to do here is honor the legacy of Jerry Goldsmith and the original "Planet of the Apes" scores. His music sometimes sounds reminiscent of those previous soundtracks, while at the same time adding a fresh perspective on the music. I liked listening to this album very much and look forward to listening to it in context during the movie.

Any fan of Giacchino knows he goes crazy with the puns - this album has so many good ones: "Past Their Primates", "The Apes of Wrath", and "How Bonobo Can You Go". Rather than spoil the plot like so many other soundtrack titles do, Giachhino instead titles his cues in a clever and fun way that also doesn't give too much away about the movie.

FAVORITE TRACKS
[3] The Great Ape Processional
[11] Gorilla Warfare
[17] Primates for Life
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Michael Giacchino is without a doubt one of the best and most talented storytellers in film. I discovered his music at 11-years old while playing my Playstation with a new WWII shooter that came out called Medal Of Honor. Ever since then I’ve been following his music and watching him grow into the iconic composer he is today. All of his scores are special because his method is to translate his initial emotional reaction to what’s on screen into music. And since his emotional reaction is so spot on, we usually are feeling the exact same thing, which means the music is amplifying our emotional response instead of telling us what to feel. Giacchino is a composer who is able to bring tears and spine tingles more so than any other composer working today. His voice as an auteur is also completely without compromise as he manages to work with directors who are close friends of his. All of Giacchino’s scores are special, but with Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes we get a truly inspired score. One could argue that his recent scores to Star Trek and John Carter worked in broader strokes. Here we have a score that works with much smaller strokes, and builds an emotional narrative comparable to LOST, Let Me In and Super 8.

While this film is a sequel to the great Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, it completely tosses out any reference to that film stylistically. It leaves Rupert Wyatt’s direction and Patrick Doyle’s wonderful score alone to really craft a continuation with a different voice. While Giacchino’s style is bleeding from every ounce of this score, I could maybe pickup some little nods stylistically to Jerry Goldmsith’s original Planet Of The Apes score in small areas.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Paul R. Sutton on July 12, 2014
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Great music for a great movie. Michael Giacchino delivers a score worthy of Jerry Goldsmith.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kris King on July 9, 2014
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The soundtrack to "Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes" is excellent! This is another excellent soundtrack from Michael Giacchino, who has also done another excellent score for one of Matt Reeves' movies. This is one of the best movie soundtracks / scores of the summer (to one of the most anticipated films of the summer) and of the year, so far. All (19) tracks on here are excellent!

Track Listing:
1. Level Plaguing Field - Michael Giacchino (4 out of 4 stars)
2. Look Who's Stalking - Michael Giacchino (4 out of 4 stars)
3. The Great Ape Processional - Michael Giacchino (4 out of 4 stars)
4. Past Their Primates - Michael Giacchino (4 out of 4 stars)
5. Close Encounters of the Furred Kind - Michael Giacchino (4 out of 4 stars)
6. Monkey to the City - Michael Giacchino (4 out of 4 stars)
7. The Lost City of Chimpanzee - Michael Giacchino (4 out of 4 stars)
8. Along Simian Lines - Michael Giacchino (4 out of 4 stars)
9. Caesar No Evil, Hear No Evil - Michael Giacchino (4 out of 4 stars)
10. Monkey See, Monkey Coup - Michael Giacchino (4 out of 4 stars)
11. Gorilla Warfare - Michael Giacchino (4 out of 4 stars)
12. The Apes of Wrath - Michael Giacchino (4 out of 4 stars)
13. Gibbon Take - Michael Giacchino (4 out of 4 stars)
14. Aped Crusaders - Michael Giacchino (4 out of 4 stars)
15. How Bonobo Can You Go - Michael Giacchino (4 out of 4 stars)
16. Enough Monkeying Around - Michael Giacchino (4 out of 4 stars)
17. Primates for Life - Michael Giacchino (4 out of 4 stars)
18. Planet of the End Credits - Michael Giacchino (4 out of 4 stars)
19. Ain't That a Stinger - Griffith Giacchino (4 out of 4 stars)
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