November 4, 2014 § Leave a comment
“Godzilla does not feel emotion…Godzilla is emotion”
I imagine that you find this ridiculous. Far from it. This documentary from the BBC begins with the birth of the Godzilla phenomenon as an embodiment of the collective anxiety, helplessness and rage of the Japanese people after WWII. As they fell prey to the American atomic program in Hiroshima, Nagasaki and the subsequent atomic tests in the Pacific rim. Japanese adults and older, speaking with quiet gravitas about Godzilla. It is an important piece of history from a bizarre perspective, and culturally quite significant.
You may, like I did, already know all that about Godzilla. It is different, and profound, to hear it from these people.