Mushroom Clouds and Mushroom Men: The Fantastic Cinema of Ishiro Honda

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The first and only book on Japan's Master of Monster Movies ever published outside of Japan, "Mushroom Clouds and Mushroom Men" examines the life and fantasy films of this acclaimed and legendary director. Known primarily for directing the original "Godzilla," Ishiro Honda has been an overlooked figure in mainstream international cinema. "Mushroom Clouds" not only covers Honda's life (including his wartime service), but all 25 of his fantasy films, giving objective and critical analysis of his filmmaking methods, themes and concepts as well as his relationships with actors and staff. Making us of extensive interviews from Honda's colleagues and family members including a wealth of source material never before made available outside Japan (including rare photographs), "Mushroom Clouds and Mushroom Men" is an affectionate tribute to the most-prolific and influential director in the history of fantasy films.

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It has been my honor and pleasure to be the first and only author to have a book out on Ishiro Honda published outside of Japan.  I hope you enjoy it.

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"Beautifully written, thoughtful examination of the career of one of Japan's -- and the world' s -- most thoughtful hard-working directors, a book long lacking in the English language.  Peter H. Brothers has done a phenomenal job bringing Honda a proper measure of respect in the English-speaking world, where Honda has long languished due to the perception that Godzilla is just 'kid stuff.'  If you have even the slightest interest in Japan's fantasy cinema, this book is an excellent starting point and reference guide.  I strongly recommend it." - Radiation-Scarred Reviews. 

Known primarily for directing the original Godzilla
, Ishiro Honda (1911 - 1993) has been an overlooked figure in mainstream international cinema.

Making use of extensive interviews from Honda's colleagues as well as a wealth of original source material never before gathered into one volume, including rare photographs, essays and behind-the-scenes anecdotes, the book is an affectionate tribute to the most prolific and under appreciated director in the history of fantasy films.

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