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Gojira Fantajî: SF Kôkyô Fantajî (1984)

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Akira Ifukube has arranged music from his fantastic films into a three-movement symphony, presented here with scenes from the films the music was originally written for. The second half features Makoto Inoue's synthesizer arrangements of Ifukube's music. In this portion, all the music is by Ifukube, but it shows scenes from films Ifukube did not work on. Written by Scott Hutchins <scottandrewh@home.com>

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Toho's Fanstasia!
15 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is a nicely done musical film from Toho, in which numerous sci-fi film scores by Maestro Akira Ifukube are played while scenes from Toho sci-fi movies are shown. It is like Disney's "Fantasia," where Disney scenes are shown through classical music by Bach, Tchaikovsky, Dukas, Stravinsky, Beethoven, Ponchielli, Moussorgsky, and Schubert.

The music in this feature is rich in harmony - the orchestra did a fantastic job in their performances and Ifukube did a very clever arrangement of his music. There is a nicely done rearrangement of monster scenes as well.

A video of this movie may be very difficult to find nowadays. I recommend looking in Japanese-related CD and Godzilla merchandise websites if you want to look for this feature.

Grade A


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