Sunday, October 14, 2012

040 Gojira (Godzilla) by Ishiro Honda

Reliving the Japanese A-bomb nightmare via cathartic "monster movie" therapy, Japanese director Ishiro Honda made the culturally significant Gojira in 1954, a mere 9 years after the nuclear devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (too soon?). While a silly movie, it's hard to deny its pop significance. Spawning 27 movie sequels, there just seems to be no end to the joy of seeing a guy in a foam rubber suit smashing up miniaturized cities. Gojira set a precedent for all disaster movies that followed, some better than others, some worse (Michael Bay, anyone?)

Download: 040 Gojira (Godzilla) by Ishiro Honda (Rebroadcast)

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