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  1. Godzilla on My Mind: Fifty Years of the King of Monsters
    Godzilla on My Mind: Fifty Years of the King of Monsters
    Godzilla on My Mind: Fifty Years of the King of Monsters
    Godzilla on My Mind: Fifty Years of the King of Monsters
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  2. Godzilla on My Mind: Fifty Years of the King of Monsters

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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.

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William M. Tsutsui
Tsutsui, William
First Edition
St. Martin's Griffin
St. Martin's Griffin
St. Martin's Griffin
St. Martin's Griffin
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

I consider myself a good, but certainly not fanatical, Godzilla fan. I grew up watching the movies, I have some toys and statues, and I've played most of the Godzilla video games. I'd intended to read this book much sooner, but some of the poor reviews put me off until relatively recently. Anyway, now that I've read the book, here are some quick thoughts on it.

The chapter about the original Gojira film, where the author breaks down the symbolism and gives the political/social content in which the movie was made, is very good. Although I disagree with him that the Japanese were the innocent victims of the atomic bomb (I don't condone the use of the bomb, but Japan had plenty of blood, American and Chinese, on their hands), for the most part I found the opening chapter informative and interesting.

From that point on, however, the book became a bit of a chore to read. The author devotes significant time to talking about how bad many of the Godzilla films are,... Read more
For the fan of the Big G, this is a great book, a personal account that examines all aspects of the Godzilla phenomenon, longest-running franchise in movie history. Lots of detail about Godzilla's origins and development, from the original adult horror flick to the silly series of movies of thwe 1960's and 1970's and later developments. The author points out the Silly Series resulted from the shrinking of the Japanese movie market so that 75% of the market was filled with pink movies and other porn derivatives while 25% was filled with Godzilla and similar kid's fare. Since the kids were an important part of the market, the movies pandered to them with a child cast as a major character in each, monsters using wrestling moves stolen from kids' favorite TV shows, and minimal actual death and suffering unlike the original where the destruction resonated with those who lived through the Allied bombings ten years before. Later movies took a different turn with Godzilla 1985 fashioned as... Read more
a good book for somebody new to Godzilla nothing more nothing less I can't say it was overly interesting I didn't learn anything I didn't already know and it's partially autobiographical which can be kind of boring but you appreciate the authors enthusiasm for Godzilla anyone that takes it to the point to write a book gets props in my book but I would only recommend this to someone who's new to Godzilla and wants to know more about Godzilla
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