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Ishiro Honda
A Life in Film, from Godzilla to Kurosawa
Steve Ryfle, Ed Godziszewski; Yuuko Honda-Yun, contrib.; Martin Scorsese, fwd.

Wesleyan University Press



Contents

• Preface by Martin Scorsese
• Acknowledgments
• Introduction
• DREAMS AND NIGHTMARES: 1911–45
• A Boy from the Mountains
• Tokyo
• Film School Lessons
• A Reluctant Soldier
• Forging Bonds
• War
• 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 (1952), Eagle of the Pacific (1953), Farewell Rabaul (1954)
• 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)
• 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), All Monsters Attack (1968), Latitude Zero (1969), Space Amoeba (1970), Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)
• AT KUROSAWA’S SIDE: 1976–93
• Rhapsody in Autumn
• Afterword by Ryuji Honda
• Ishiro Honda Filmography
• Notes
• Index

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