Saturday, March 26, 2011

Ready for a Remake?

Only nine years after the U.S. dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japanese moviegoers in 1954 wept when watching the original “Godzilla.” The towering reptile that destroyed Tokyo was a symbol of nuclear, and Western, science run amok.

Anthropologist Peter Wynn Kirby, a researcher with the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology at Oxford University, says the Godzilla movies changed over the years, along with Japanese attitudes towards nuclear energy.
Oh No, There Goes Tokyo!
Audio Embed: BBC, PRI & WBUR's Here & Now 3/25/11,
Host: Monica Brady-Meyerov. Peter Wynn Kirby's essay.

Blue Oyster Cult - "Godzilla" - Spectres (1977)

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