The book documents the life and film career of Eiji Tsuburaya and the some of the history of his company Tsuburaya Productions up to the production of. Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters. likes · 1 talking about this. BACK IN PRINT! August Ragone’s biography of the father of Japanese Visual. Eiji Tsuburaya (円谷 英二, Tsuburaya Eiji) was a Japanese special effects director responsible the official English-language biography on this important figure of cinema, Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters, Chronicle Books,
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Tsuburaya’s contributions to the genre are well documented in this volume. Write a customer review. Japan has and has had its media stars, but this book leaves you with the impression that masger to the work is as or even more important that any public acclaim or tsubuaya paychecks. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. This book will appeal to anyone who is a Tokusatsu or Daikaiju fan as well as anyone interested in Science Fiction films, period.
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Master of Monsters” by August Ragone. I am now properly psyched and ready to go. I’m very happy this book exists but it is really a nicely packaged info-dump on his career. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
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Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. The first book on this legendary film figure in English, Mnsters you’re a Godzilla fan, you need to read this book!
If you have an interest in the man who formed the “rubber suit” genre in Japan, don’t miss this! You may also like. Fans of Japanese monster movies will love the smart prose and eye-catching layouts, as well as the author’s clear passion for the subject matter.
Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. It was during this period that he saw a film that would point towards his future career. I thought it would be more of a coffee table style book but it was more of I really enjoyed reading about the thought that went into creating Godzilla and Ultraman!
Behind-the-scenes hero to anyone who’s thrilled by giant monsters duking it out over Tokyo, Eiji Tsuburaya was the visual effects mastermind behind GodzillaUltramanand numerous Japanese science fiction movies and TV shows beloved around the world.
Explore the Home Gift Guide. The first book on this legendary film figure in English, this highly visual biography details his fascinating life and career, featuring hundreds of film stills, posters, concept art, and delightful on-set photos of Tsuburaya prompting monsters to crush landmark buildings.
ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Thus began the work for which he monxters become known– tokusatsu, or special visual effects.
It’s surely true that most of these images have never been seen in the USA, or even anywhere else outside of Japan before August’s book gave them to us. And that it came not from Japan, but from the U. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.
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Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters
He began using and creating innovative filming techniques during this period, including the first use of a camera crane in Japanese film. Monster from the Deep. Best Selling in Nonfiction See all. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This technique, now most closely associated with Japanese kaiju or monster movies, has come to be called ” suitmation ,” a term originated in the Japanese fan press during the s.
Well worth the read and highly recommended. And I always feel like a book that draws more attention to an artist like Tsuburaya is something to celebrate — there will always be books about Scorsese, Welles, Chaplin, Harryhausen, and Hitchcock as there should be! The most critically and popularly successful of these films were those involving the team of Tsuburaya, Honda and Tanaka, along with the fourth member of the Godzilla team, composer Akira Ifukube.
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