"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


Sunday, April 29, 2012

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AKIRA TAKARADA!
The Man Who Killed Godzilla • April 29, 1934

お誕生日おめでとう、宝田明!


Publicity shot with Momoko Kochi for GODZILLA (1954) ©Toho

2 comments:

greg said...

Wait a minute. I thought it was the one-eyed scientist that killed Godzilla, not this guy.

August Ragone said...

Greg,
Two men went down, one came back up. They both risked their lives to set off the Oxgen Destroyer.

Cheers,
August