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The Godzilla Encyclopedia

Author: Virginia Comicon
ISBN: 9781541142534
Size: 22.42 MB
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The definitive crowd-sourced encyclopedia on Godzilla, covering EVERY Movie, EVERY TV Show, EVERY Video Game and Much more. Content ranges from the earliest days at Toho to the latest Comic Book series from America. This volume is completely annotated with an index and photographs. Sure to please Godzilla collectors and fans young and old.

Godzilla On My Mind

Author: William M. Tsutsui
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 113705557X
Size: 50.21 MB
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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.

Godzilla Faq

Author: Brian Solomon
Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema
ISBN: 9781495045684
Size: 42.63 MB
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(FAQ). Perhaps no other character in all of international film is as beloved by American audiences as Godzilla. Since 1954, Godzilla has been one of the cinema's most enduring and popular characters, and with a total of 28 films under his massive belt (not even including two American reboots), he's also the star of the longest-running franchise in motion-picture history. From his home base in Japan, where the legendary Toho Pictures first put him on the map, Godzilla has gone on to become an international phenomenon a movie monster unrivaled both in size as well as universal, worldwide appeal. Godzilla FAQ will explore the many facets of the monumental, fire-breathing radioactive lizard that has roared his way into our hearts over a 60-year reign of terror. But more than just a movie monster, he has become a pop-culture avatar, pervading our consciousness as few fictional creations have. Now, Godzilla FAQ take readers on a headlong dive into the depths of this unstoppable cinematic force of nature.

Who S Afraid Of Godzilla

Author: Di Kaiju
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780679891246
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Godzilla tries in vain to find a friend, until he rescues Anguirus, another monster.

The Encyclopedia Of Japanese Horror Films

Author: Salvador Jimenez Murguía
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442261676
Size: 40.73 MB
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The Encyclopedia of Japanese Horror Films covers virtually every horror film made in Japan from the past century to date. In addition to entries on productions, both major and modest, this encyclopedia also includes entries for notable directors, producers, and actors. Each film entry includes comprehensive details, situates the film in the context and history of Japanese horror cinema, and includes brief suggestions for further reading. Although emphasizing horror as a general theme, this encyclopedia also encompasses other genres that are associated with this theme, including Comedy Horror, Science Fiction Horror, Cyber-punk Horror, Ero Guru (Erotic Grotesque), and Anime Horror. The Encyclopedia of Japanese Horror Films is a comprehensive reference volume that will appeal to both cinema scholars as well as to the many fans of this popular genre.

Toys And American Culture An Encyclopedia

Author: Sharon M. Scott
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313347999
Size: 52.98 MB
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Tracing developments in toy making and marketing across the evolving landscape of the 20th century, this encyclopedia is a comprehensive reference guide to America's most popular playthings and the culture to which they belong. • Nearly 200 alphabetically arranged entries document the historical and cultural significance of toys • Cross-references and a listing of additional resources accompany each entry and encourage further investigation • Photographs and illustrations gathered from public and private collections across the country depict the entire century of America at play • A guide to related topics identifies the entries according to broader categories such as toys, designers, companies, museums, events, and organizations • A resource guide provides information for contacting American toy companies, accessing national toy museums, and attending annual toy festivals, and offers many avenues for pursuing further information about toys and American culture including books, scholarly journals, audio recordings, films, and websites

Cool Tokyo Guide

Author: Abby Denson
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462919979
Size: 55.25 MB
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Discover the city of temples, video games, manga, and cosplay with this graphic Tokyo travel guide! Tokyo is an astonishing world unto itself—a city for lovers of Japanese culture, fashion and great food that mixes the best of old and new. In Cool Tokyo Guide, Abby Denson, author of the popular Cool Japan Guide, turns her focus to Tokyo's exciting streets and a little bit beyond. Abby, her husband Matt, friend Yuuko and sidekick Kitty Sweet Tooth will introduce you to: A restaurant where clowns drive robots and mermaids ride on sharks Fantastic shops for lovers of everything from vintage manga to dollar-store treasures Great places to take kids—or be a kid, of any age—like the Ghibli Museum and Palette Town Famous sites both old and new, from Sensoji Temple to Tokyo Tower Major comic conventions in the anime, cosplay and manga capital of the world Must-visit spots like Ueno Park and even a few spots outside the city This practical and fun comic book guide also helps you navigate everyday Tokyo life such as train etiquette, trash disposal, tricky toilets, department store fitting rooms, and the surgical mask phenomenon. There is also information on ways to prepare ahead of time to make the most of your stay in Tokyo. So whether you're planning a trip or taking an armchair sojourn, take this book with you and get ready for the best time ever!

Godzilla The Art Of Destruction

Author: Mark Cotta Vaz
ISBN: 9781783292806
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An extraordinary new vision for the beloved character presented through a dynamic selection of concept illustrations, sketches, storyboards, and other materials. Featuring interviews with the film's director and key crew and cast, this is the complete story of the making of Godzilla, from concept to final frames.

Atomic Dreams And The Nuclear Nightmare

Author: Peter Brothers
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781508975830
Size: 52.67 MB
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For the first time in English print, the complete story of the making of one of the most significant and influential films of the 20th Century. Originally intended to cash-in on the then current trend of American monster movies, what resulted instead was the cinema's first anti-nuclear treatise to reach an international audience. Gathered from previously unpublished sources, rare photographs, personal interviews and with shot-for-shot descriptions of both the Japanese and American versions, "Atomic Dreams and the Nuclear Nightmare" is a tribute to the greatest monster movie of them all.