Godzilla

Godzilla (1954) Godzilla

(EN)« I thought of Godzilla as the embodiment of violence and hatred for mankind, because he was created by atomic energy. He carried this rage within him because of his origins. He’s like a symbol of humanity’s complicity in their own destruction. He doesn’t have an emotion. He is an emotion. » (IT)« Immaginavo Godzilla come la personificazione della violenza e dell’odio per l’umanità, siccome fu creato dall’energia atomica. Portò in sé questa ira a causa delle sue origini. È come un simbolo della complicità umana nella sua propria distruzione. Non ha emozioni, lui è un’emozione. »
(Jun Fukuda)

ENG

Godzilla (Japanese: ゴジラ Hepburn: Gojira?) (/ɡɒdˈzɪlə/; [ɡoꜜdʑiɽa]) is a fictional giant monster originating from a series of tokusatsu films of the same name from Japan. It first appeared in Ishirō Honda‘s 1954 film Godzilla. Since then, Godzilla has gone on to become a worldwide pop culture icon, appearing in numerous media including video games, novels, comic books, television shows, 29 films produced by Toho and two Hollywood films. The character is commonly alluded by the epithet “King of the Monsters”; a phrase first used in Godzilla, King of the Monsters!, the Americanized version of Honda’s original 1954 film.

With the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the Lucky Dragon 5 incident still fresh in the Japanese consciousness, Godzilla was conceived as a metaphor for nuclear weapons. As the film series expanded, some stories took on less serious undertones portraying Godzilla as an antihero while other plots still portrayed Godzilla as a destructive monster; sometimes the lesser of two threats who plays the defender by default but is still a danger to humanity. With the end of the Cold War, several post-1984 Godzilla films shifted the character’s portrayal as a symbol of nuclear weapons to that of modern Japan’s forgetfulness over its imperial past, natural disasters and the overall human condition.

In the various stories it has appeared in, Godzilla has been featured alongside many supporting characters. It has faced human opponents such as the JSDF, and other giant monsters, from recurring characters like King Ghidorah, Gigan and Mechagodzilla to one-shot characters like Biollante, Destoroyah and the MUTOs. Godzilla is also shown to have allies, such as Mothra, Rodan and Anguirus (though these characters were initially portrayed as Godzilla’s rivals), and offspring, such as Minilla and Godzilla Junior. Godzilla has even fought against fictional characters from other franchises in crossover media, such as RKO Pictures/Universal Studios movie monster King Kong and Marvel Comics creations S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Fantastic Four.

ITA

Il concetto di Godzilla fu frutto dell’imaginazione del produttore di TohoTomoyuki Tanaka che, nella primavera del 1954, si stava recando in aereo a Tokyo da Giacarta, dopo aver fallito nel tentativo di cominciare le riprese di un progetto cinematografico giapponese-indonesiano intitolato All’ombra dell’onore. Tanaka trascorse il volo cercando con ansia idee per un rimpiazzamento, siccome il budget per il film era già approntato. Gli venne l’ispirazione quando l’aereo passò sopra l’Atollo di Bikini, luogo in cui avvenne il test nucleare statunitense Castle Bravo. Tanaka dichiarò decenni dopo che, sin dall’inizio, il tema del film sarebbe stato sulla natura che si vendica sull’umanità per aver creato la bomba atomica, siccome erano ancora vivide le memorie dei bombardamenti atomici di Hiroshima e Nagasaki e l’incidente del Daigo Fukuryu Maru, causato dallo stesso Castle Bravo, quest’ultimo avvenuto nel marzo di quell’anno. Tanaka affidò la sceneggiatura allo scrittore horror Shigeru Kayama e l’aspetto del mostro all’artista Kazuyoshi Abe. Entrambi questi collaboratori seguirono l’idea iniziale di Tanaka di raffigurare Godzilla come un incrocio tra un gorilla e una balena, mentre il direttore degli effetti speciali Eiji Tsuburaya propose di presentarlo come una piovra gigante. Traendo ispirazione da Il risveglio del dinosauro, Tanaka infine decise di trasformare Godzilla in una creatura dinosauresca, che lui riteneva “più adatto ai giorni d’oggi”.

Sotto la direzione di Tsuburaya, lo scultore Teizo Toshimitsu e l’artista Akira Watanabe scartarono gli abbozzi troppo antropomorfi di Abe, e disegnarono degli schizzi basati sui dinosauri raffigurati in un’edicola di Life. Decisero infine di combinare l’aspetto di un Iguanodon e un Tyrannosaurus, aggiungendo le spine di Stegosaurus per ulteriormente distinguerlo da qualsiasi altro animale estinto o vivente. Da questi disegni, Toshimitsu creò tre sculture in miniatura da presentare a Tsuburaya, Tanaka e il regista Ishiro Honda. La prima era dotata d’una pelle squamosa simile a quella d’un serpente, e enfatizzava i tratti del tirannosauro, avendo una testa grande. La seconda aveva una testa ridotta, gli arti inferiori più muscolosi, e una pelle brufolosa simile a quella d’un rospo. La terza, nominata “Godzilla alligatore”, manteneva le proporzioni della seconda, ma al posto della pelle brufolosa presentava una consistenza irregolare simile alle cicatrici cheloide presenti sui superstiti di Hiroshima. Fu infine quest’ultima a essere approvata e usata nel film.

Musiche Akira Ifukube

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Godzilla vs Spacegodzilla (1994)Date of Birth – “Echoes of Love” Lyrics ENG :

Close your eyes and open the door Far,
far in the distant depths of time
In the instant the world began
We were surrounded by a deep ocean
The trembling earth is new
Capriciously changing its form
But I won’t lose hold of you
We’ll always be connected as one
Gazing at each other and holding each other
Is not something anyone taught us
It’s something we knew how to do since we were born
I don’t wanna go anywhere
Will you keep me hangin’ on
No one can see the shape of love But
I can feel its curious power
As long as I have you, no matter how far apart we are
I don’t wanna go anywhere Will you keep me hangin’ on Cause
I love you…
Echoes of love…
I’m in love…
Listen closely to the heartbeat Take a deep,
deep breath and hold it
And you can hear just a little bit Of the sound of the
Earth turning Someday you’ll fly through space
And arrive on a nameless planet
But even then you won’t be alone
I’ll always be watching over you from here
Gazing at each other and holding each other
Is not something anyone taught us
It’s something we knew how to do since we were born
I don’t wanna go anywhere
Will you keep me hangin’ on
No one can see the shape of love But
I can feel its curious power
As long as I have you, no matter how far apart we are
I don’t wanna go anywhere
Will you keep me hangin’ on
Cause I love you…
Gazing at each other and holding each other
Is not something anyone taught us
It’s something we knew how to do since we were born
I don’t wanna go anywhere
Will you keep me hangin’ on

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