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26 July 2010

drop 2 A-bombs on cities, you get these movies / "Mushroom Clouds & Mushroom Men -- The Fantastic Cinema of Ishiro Honda"

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MUSHROOM CLOUDS AND MUSHROOM MEN -- The Fantastic Cinema of Ishiro Honda” by Peter H. Brothers.
For the first time in America, a book has been published on Japan's foremost director of Fantasy Films: MUSHROOM CLOUDS AND MUSHROOM MEN – The Fantastic Cinema of Ishiro Honda.
Known primarily for directing such classic Japanese monster movies as Rodan, Mothra, Attack of the Mushroom People and the original Godzilla, Honda has been a much-overlooked figure in mainstream international cinema.
MUSHROOM CLOUDS AND MUSHROOM MEN is the first book to cover in English print Honda’s life as well comprehensively evaluates all 25 of his fantasy films.  It is also gives objective and critical analysis of Honda's filmmaking methods, themes and relationships with actors and technicians.
Making use of extensive interviews from Honda’s colleagues, as well as a wealth of original source material never before gathered into one volume (including unpublished essays), MUSHROOM CLOUDS AND MUSHROOM MEN is an affectionate tribute to arguably the most-prolific and influential director in the history of fantasy films.
MUSHROOM CLOUDS AND MUSHROOM MEN (ISBN No.: 978-1-4490-2771-1) is available online and at at:
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1 comment:

PatFromCH said...

Private / Cable TV took off in my home country in the mid/late 90s with lots of private TV channels from Germany who filled their programming slots with reruns of Mash, Stalag 13 and very cheap movies on sunday afternoons like Jason and the Argonauts with the stop-motion tricks of Ray Harryhausen - and japanese Godzilla/monster movies. On a Sunday afternoon. Dubbed in german. Some of the plotlines were so daft it was actually an intellectual challenge beyond Plan 9 and the stop-motion must be seen to be believed. I fI had to choose between bloody Avatar and a Godzilla flick I would choose the latter.