Godzilla on My Mind: Fifty Years of the King of Monsters / Edition 1 by William M. Tsutsui | 9781403964748 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Godzilla on My Mind: Fifty Years of the King of Monsters / Edition 1
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Godzilla on My Mind: Fifty Years of the King of Monsters / Edition 1

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by William M. Tsutsui
     
 

ISBN-10: 1403964742

ISBN-13: 9781403964748

Pub. Date: 10/15/2004

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403964748
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
10/15/2004
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
528,765
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.45(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Godzilla, Mon Amour
• The Birth of Gojira
• The Godzilla Franchise
• Understanding the Monster
• The Making of An American Icon
• A Personal Godzilla
• Godzilla's Spawn
• Godzilla Forever

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