"There is so much writing in English on Japanese cinema that can't be accepted at face value — not because the writers are careless, but because the differences in culture and language are just too intricate. When I see August Ragone's name on a piece of writing, it gives me permission to place my faith in it completely. Among Japanese fantasy film historians, he's the best working in English." —Tim Lucas, Video Watchdog


Friday, July 10, 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, EIJI TSUBURAYA!
July 10, 1901 - January 25, 1970

円谷英二への誕生日おめでとう!


The Father of Japanese Special Visual Effects, 1960.

Click here for more about Eiji Tsuburaya.

3 comments:

prof. grewbeard said...

he LOOKS happy! great pic!

August Ragone said...

Thanks, that's my single-favorite photo of the man! I'm planning on getting on framed to hang above my desk.

Cheers,
August

Godzilla2000master said...

Surprised not many people have commented on this. Though I did not know July 10th was his birthday. Heh, I share a b-day one week away from the master of SFX!

Well, Happy B-Day Eiji! Hope to see you on the other side!