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Ishiro Honda : a life in film, from Godzilla to Kurosawa

Author: Steve Ryfle; Ed Godziszewski; Yuuko Honda-Yun
Publisher: Middletown, Connecticut : Wesleyan University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Examines the life and career of Japanese director Ishiro Honda, including analysis of his films"--
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ryfle, Steve author.
Ishiro Honda.
Middletown, Connecticut : Wesleyan University Press, 2017
(DLC) 2017024649
Named Person: Ishirō Honda; Ishirō Honda
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Ryfle; Ed Godziszewski; Yuuko Honda-Yun
ISBN: 9780819570871 0819570877
OCLC Number: 982090430
Description: xxiii, 324 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Foreword / by Martin Scorsese --
I. Dreams and nightmares : 1911-1945. A boy from the mountains ; Tokyo ; Film school lessons ; A reluctant soldier ; Forging bonds ; War --
II. Awakenings : 1946-54. Starting over ; Allegiances and alliances ; The documentaries : Ise-shima (1949), Story of a co-op (1950) ; Sea, land, and sky : The blue pearl (1951), The skin of the south (1952), The man who came to port (1952), Adolescence part 2 (1953), Eagle of the Pacific (1953), Farewell Rabaul (1954) --
III. Science fiction : 1954-64. No laughing matter : Godzilla (1954) ; Obligations : Love makeup (1955), Mother and son (1955), Half human (1955) ; Youth movement : Young tree (1956), Night school (1956), People of Tokyo, goodbye (1956), Rodan (1956) ; Lovers and aliens : Good luck to these two (1957), A teapicker's song of goodbye (1957), A rainbow plays in my heart (1957), A farewell to the woman I called my sister (1957), The Mysterians (1957) ; Brides, blobs, and a bomb : Song for a bride (1958), The H-man (1958), Varan the unbelievable (1958) ; Marriage, money, and the moon : An echo calls you (1959), Inao, story of an iron arm (1959), Seniors, juniors, co-workers (1959), Battle in outer space (1959) ; Accidental monsters : The human vapor (1960), Mothra (1961), A man in red (1961) ; Going global : Gorath (1962), King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962) ; Dangerous waters :Matango (1963), Atragon (1963) ; Monsters and gangsters : Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964), Dogora (1964), Ghidorah, the three-headed monster (1964) --
IV. Good-bye, Godzilla : 1965-75. East meets west : Frankenstein conquers the world (1965), Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965), The war of the Gargantuas (1966), Come marry me (1966) ; Monsters or bust : King Kong escapes (1967), Destroy all monsters (1968), Latitude zero (1969), All monsters attack (1969), Space amoeba (1970), Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975) --
V. At Kurosawa's side : 1976-93. Rhapsody in autumn --
Afterword / by Ryuji Honsa --
Ishiro Honda filmography.
Responsibility: Steve Ryfle and Ed Godziszewski ; with Yuuko Honda-Yun ; foreword by Martin Scorsese.

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