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Official Ishiro Honda Website English Version

Welcome to the official website of movie director Ishiro Honda, the man who helped give birth to the Godzilla phenomenon in 1954.
This website will introduce you to the life and works of Ishiro Honda, and you can read testimonials and essays written by Ishiro Honda's many colleagues and collaborators.
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Ishiro Honda: A Life in Film, from Godzilla to Kurosawa by Steve Ryfle and Ed Godziszewski, with Yuuko Honda-Yun; Foreword by Martin Scorsese. Published by Wesleyan University Press.

This major new biography of the father of GODZILLA and the master of Japanese science-fiction cinema covers Ishiro Honda's entire life and career, with close analysis of all his feature films, including the rarely seen dramas, comedies, and war films that have been rarely seen outside Japan.

gThis carefully researched and detailed book gives us a full picture of the man and his life.h (From the preface by Martin Scorsese)

gExhaustive researchers, Ryfle and Godziszewski delve deeply into the entirety of Hondafs sometimes harrowing life while defining his films within the Japanese studio system and his later collaborations with Kurosawa. Filling a huge vacuum of needed scholarship, itfs required reading for genre fans and serious students of Japanese cinema alike.h (Stuart Galbraith IV, author of The Emperor and the Wolf: The Lives and Films of Akira Kurosawa and Toshiro Mifune)


triangle July 2017 - New English language biography of Ishiro Honda to be published October 3, 2017
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