Godzilla On My Mind
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- 240 Pages
- Released: June 14, 2005
- Originally Released: 2005
- Publisher: Palgrave
Description by OLDIES.com:
In November of 1954, Godzilla (Gojira in Japanese) crawled out of his radioactive birthplace onto the silver screen to cut his first swath of destruction through Tokyo and into our imaginations. Today Godzilla stands as a pop icon of Japan (the third most recognizable Japanese celebrity, according to a New York Times poll) as well as of that destructive rage that dwells within almost all of us. In this short reflection on Godzilla, William Tsutsui, a life-long fan and professional historian, gives us a light-hearted look at 50 years of the big, green, radioactive lizard. he explores how the humor and anecdotes, Godzilla on My Mind explores the monster's lasting cultural impact on Japan, the United States, and the globe.
This year, to mark the fiftieth anniversary of his first appearance on the screen, the original, uncut version of Godzilla was released in American theaters to the delight of Sci-Fi and B-Movie fans everywhere. Ever since Godzilla (or, Gojira, as he is known in Japan) crawled out of his radioactive birthplace to cut a swath of destruction through Tokyo, he has claimed a place alongside King Kong and others in the movie monster pantheon. He is the third most recognizable Japanese celebrity in the United States, and his fan base continues to grow as children today prove his enduring appeal. Now, Bill Tsutsui, a life-long fan and historian, takes a light-hearted look at the big, green, radioactive lizard, revealing how he was born and how he became a megastar. With humorous anecdotes, Godzilla on My Mind explores his lasting cultural impact on the world. This book is sure to be welcomed by pop culture enthusiasts, fans, and historians alike.
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