Author Topic: RIP Godzilla  (Read 308 times)

Offline trdsf (OP)

RIP Godzilla
« on: August 08, 2017, 10:22:20 AM »
Haruo Nakajima, who wore the rubber suit in 12 Toho Godzilla movies, and also played Mothra, Rodan, and even King Kong.

I'm going to build a tiny city and stomp on it when I get home in memory.
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Re: RIP Godzilla
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2017, 11:20:09 AM »
Haruo Nakajima, who wore the rubber suit in 12 Toho Godzilla movies, and also played Mothra, Rodan, and even King Kong.

I'm going to build a tiny city and stomp on it when I get home in memory.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
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Re: RIP Godzilla
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2017, 11:21:17 AM »
You can see the thin mesh for him to breathe through in that picture. It shows up quite plainly in several of the movies.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
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Offline Cavebear

Re: RIP Godzilla
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2017, 05:11:29 AM »
One must admire an actor who does well.

Suits or not.
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Re: RIP Godzilla
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2017, 03:49:42 PM »
One must admire an actor who does well.

Suits or not.
He was short, even for a Japanese, and that got him the job. Smaller suit needed, and the "city" could be made from smaller building to emphasize his "monstrous" height. (Smaller buildings need less detail and show fewer errors.) They never mentioned Gojira's height in the original movie, but "Godzilla: King of Monsters" cites him as 400 feet tall.

The suit could gain twenty pounds of sweat during a day's shooting.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
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Offline Cavebear

Re: RIP Godzilla
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2017, 03:50:46 PM »
He was short, even for a Japanese, and that got him the job. Smaller suit needed, and the "city" could be made from smaller building to emphasize his "monstrous" height. (Smaller buildings need less detail and show fewer errors.) They never mentioned Gojira's height in the original movie, but "Godzilla: King of Monsters" cites him as 400 feet tall.

The suit could gain twenty pounds of sweat during a day's shooting.

Yeah, the smaller the bigger!
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Re: RIP Godzilla
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2017, 04:39:14 PM »
Less is more?
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Re: RIP Godzilla
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2017, 06:29:56 PM »
Less is more?
More or less...........................yeah.
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Re: RIP Godzilla
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2017, 05:34:15 AM »
Here lies Les Moore,
Four slugs from a .44.
No Les, no Moore.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Re: RIP Godzilla
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2017, 07:36:41 AM »
Yeah, the smaller the bigger!
He was short, even for a Japanese, and that got him the job. Smaller suit needed, and the "city" could be made from smaller building to emphasize his "monstrous" height. (Smaller buildings need less detail and show fewer errors.) They never mentioned Gojira's height in the original movie, but "Godzilla: King of Monsters" cites him as 400 feet tall.

The suit could gain twenty pounds of sweat during a day's shooting.

I read somewhere that the suit in the first movie weighed 100 kilos and was partially constructed of concrete.
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Re: RIP Godzilla
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2017, 07:43:35 AM »
Foam rubber. Soaked up sweat and got very heavy.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Offline trdsf (OP)

Re: RIP Godzilla
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2017, 08:59:07 AM »
I read somewhere that the suit in the first movie weighed 100 kilos and was partially constructed of concrete.
Apparently the original suit for the very first movie was partially constructed from concrete -- that was in the BBC report I linked to, I think.

I have to say, watch the original movie in its original form, not the one that got Raymond Burr dubbed into it. It's not just a rubber monster suit movie; the director Honda Ishirō was a longtime collaborator with and AD for Kurosawa Akira.
"It's hard to be religious when certain people are never incinerated by bolts of lightning." -- Calvin and Hobbes
"I thought I committed regicide today, but I committed deicide!" -- Sadie Doyle, Beyond Belief

Re: RIP Godzilla
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2017, 09:24:28 AM »
Apparently the original suit for the very first movie was partially constructed from concrete -- that was in the BBC report I linked to, I think.

I have to say, watch the original movie in its original form, not the one that got Raymond Burr dubbed into it. It's not just a rubber monster suit movie; the director Honda Ishirō was a longtime collaborator with and AD for Kurosawa Akira.
I watched both Sunday.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
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Offline Cavebear

Re: RIP Godzilla
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2017, 06:19:31 AM »
I watched both Sunday.

I understand much of the reason that Godzilla was popular in Japan.  He represented the atomic bombings.  Horrible and no one quite understood the consequences.  I had an aunt from there who eventually died of the radiation.

But the aftermovies never quite made any sense...
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Re: RIP Godzilla
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2017, 06:53:29 AM »
I understand much of the reason that Godzilla was popular in Japan.  He represented the atomic bombings.  Horrible and no one quite understood the consequences.  I had an aunt from there who eventually died of the radiation.

But the aftermovies never quite made any sense...
A friend said the movie reminded them what happens when you start a war. He was in the minority on this, of course.

As for victims, while I was there in 1983 they added a lady's name to the list of deaths. She was there. She died in an auto accident. Seems like "milking it" to me.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers