Those of you who enjoyed our Godzilla Crossover Week may be interested in this book about the life and times of Ishiro Honda, the director of the original Godzilla movie!
For the first time outside Japan a book has been published on Japan’s foremost director of Fantasy Films: “Mushroom Clouds and Mushroom Men – The Fantastic Cinema of Ishiro Honda” (AuthorHouse, ISBN: 978-1-4490-2771-1).
Known primarily for directing such classic Japanese monster movies as Rodan, Mothra, Attack of the Mushroom People, and the original Godzilla, Ishiro Honda (1911 – 2011) remains an undeservedly overlooked figure in mainstream international cinema.
Mushroom Clouds and Mushroom Men is the first book to cover in English print Honda’s life as well as comprehensively evaluate all 25 of his fantasy films. It is also gives objective and critical analysis of Honda’s filmmaking methods, themes, and relationships with actors and technicians.
Mushroom Clouds and Mushroom Men makes use of extensive interviews from Honda’s colleagues and a wealth of original source material never before gathered into one volume – including previously-unpublished essays. Nominated in 2009 for a “Rondo Award,” Mushroom Clouds and Mushroom Men makes an affectionate tribute to the most prolific and influential director in the history of fantasy films.
You can find the book in the author’s web store, with free shipping, here: Mushroom Clouds and Mushroom Men.
Three-time “Rondo” Award Nominee Peter H. Brothers is also the author of the new horror novel Devil Bat Diary. Enjoy interviews with Peter H. Brothers on Monster Island News and the Ventura County Star.