"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


Thursday, May 31, 2012

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MAESTRO AKIRA IFUKUBE!
May 31, 1914 - February 8, 2006

お誕生日おめでとう、伊福部昭先生 !

The Maestro scoring KING KONG VS. GODZILLA, 1962.

To read more about Maestro Ifukube, please visit the Official Akira Ifukube English Website!

1 comment:

mathetes1963 said...

I remember getting really choked up when I heard that Ifukube-sensei had passed. His music was one of the big reasons I became a fan of Japanese Sci-Fi.