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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Get to Know Us. List of Godzilla games —present. He went freelance with his own production company, Tsuburaya Visual Effects Research working on films for other studiosuntil he returned to Toho in the early s. Tsuburaya’s actual birthdate of July 10 has been verified by his last surviving son, Akira, and the company Eiji founded, Tsuburaya Productionsas the official entry in the Tsuburaya Family Register, in researching the official English-language biography on this important figure of cinema, Eiji Tsuburaya: Eiji Tsuburaya – Master of Monsters: A Memoir by Tara WestoverHardcover Refresh and try again.

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Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters

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Eiji Tsuburaya

It’s been forty-three years since Tsuburaya has left us, but what a happy feeling to have a book published about monzters after all this time. There are many posters and promo stills, but most are behind the scenes shots of the monsters and miniatures being built or incredible behind-the-scenes images showing the monsters and miniatures in the process of filming.

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Eiji is a true inspiration, and a one of a kind innovator of special effects, the likes of which we’ll probably never see again in cinema. The Blue Planet Cosmos vs. In covering Tsuburaya’s life and career August Ragone covers the era that interests me most. Barry Harding rated it really liked it Mar 30, I would’ve killed somebody to own this book when I was 7. Tsuburaya continued producing the special effects for non-kaiju films like The H-Manand The Last Warand won another Japanese Movie Technique Award for his work in the science-fiction film The Mysterians.

Read more Read less. The special effects wizard passed away tsuburayz at the age of 68 but his legacy lives on in the imagination of fans and in the classic films he helped create.

I want a big maaster of pop corn And an Ultra Man marathon. August Ragone has written and commented on Japanese film and pop culture for more than 20 years. This page was last edited on 14 Decemberat Thus began the work for which he would become known– tokusatsu, or special visual effects. This book makes me 6 again. Selected pages Title Page.


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Now in paperback 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 Godzilla, Ultraman, and numerous Japanese science fiction movies and TV shows beloved around the world. Tsuburaya described his childhood as filled with “mixed emotions.

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Eiji is a true inspiration, and a one of a kind innovator of special effects, the likes of which we’ll probably never see again in cinema. He was the father of special effects in Japan, and the success and iconic stature of these films owes more to him than any other one person.

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For hours each day of filming. Wonderfully written by August Ragone, his respect of the material and the monstes is evident in this book. Moistvomit rated it liked it Sep 02, People who bought this also bought.