History Creator / IshiroHonda

29th Jan '17 11:15:16 AM penguinist
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Born in 1911, Honda was raised by a Buddhist father, in which he had a positive outlook in life. As a film director, majority of his career, he directed propaganda films. He was eventually drafted in World War II, in which he was a foot solider (putting his movie career on hold for a while). His ultimate life changing experience was the destruction of Hiroshima caused by the atomic bomb, thereby haunting him forever. Poor guy. When ''Godzilla'' was being produced, Honda decides to turn the movie into what it is today, and it's popular amongst the Japanese and fans of the series.

Ishiro Honda's direction of ''[[Film/{{Gojira}} Godzilla]]'' stems the fact that it was based on his haunted experince of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima after Japan's surrender of World War II. After ''Godzilla'', majority of his {{Kaiju}} films tends to have a bittersweet ending, while others do have a happier, if any, less depressing endings.

Aside Kaiju, Honda had other films that are easily overlooked. Notably, his film after ''Godzilla''. He is long-time friends with Creator/AkiraKurosawa, and they have directed movies together, such as ''Film/{{Kagemusha}}'', ''Film/{{Ran}}'', and quite a few more. Like Kurosawa, Honda's well-known actors in his films is Takashi Shimura (who is well known as Dr. Yamane in ''Godzilla''), Akihiko Hirata, Kenji Sahara, and Akira Takarada.

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Born in 1911, Honda was raised by a Buddhist father, in which he had a positive outlook in life. As a film director, for the majority of his early career, he directed propaganda films. He was eventually drafted in World War II, in which he was a foot solider (putting his movie career on hold for a while). His ultimate life changing experience was the destruction of Hiroshima caused by the atomic bomb, thereby haunting him forever. Poor guy. When ''Godzilla'' was being produced, Honda decides decided to turn the movie into what it is today, and it's popular amongst the Japanese and fans of the series.

Ishiro Honda's direction of ''[[Film/{{Gojira}} Godzilla]]'' stems the fact that it was based on his haunted experince experience of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima after Japan's surrender at the end of World War II. After ''Godzilla'', the majority of his {{Kaiju}} films tends to have a bittersweet ending, while others do have a happier, if any, less depressing endings.

Aside from Kaiju, Honda had other films that are easily overlooked. Notably, his film after ''Godzilla''. He is was long-time friends with Creator/AkiraKurosawa, and they have directed movies together, such as ''Film/{{Kagemusha}}'', ''Film/{{Ran}}'', and quite a few more. Like Kurosawa, Honda's well-known actors in his films is Takashi Shimura (who is well known as Dr. Yamane in ''Godzilla''), Akihiko Hirata, Kenji Sahara, and Akira Takarada.
31st Jul '16 8:28:06 PM Kervinle2500
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Sadly, he passed away before he could direct ''Film/GodzillaVsMechagodzilaII'', which would have been his first Heisei Godzilla film.

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Sadly, he passed away before he could direct ''Film/GodzillaVsMechagodzilaII'', ''Film/GodzillaVsMechagodzillaII'', which would have been his first Heisei Godzilla film.
31st Jul '16 8:27:31 PM Kervinle2500
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Aside Kaiju, Honda had other films that are easily overlooked. Notably, his film after ''Godzilla''. He is long-time friends with Creator/AkiraKurosawa, and they have directed movies together, such as ''Film/{{Kagemusha}}'', ''Film/{{Ran}}'', and quite a few more. Like Kurosawa, Honda's well-known actors in his films is Takashi Shimura (who is well known as Dr. Yamane in ''Godzilla''), Akihiko Hirata, Kenji Sahara, and a quite more.

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Aside Kaiju, Honda had other films that are easily overlooked. Notably, his film after ''Godzilla''. He is long-time friends with Creator/AkiraKurosawa, and they have directed movies together, such as ''Film/{{Kagemusha}}'', ''Film/{{Ran}}'', and quite a few more. Like Kurosawa, Honda's well-known actors in his films is Takashi Shimura (who is well known as Dr. Yamane in ''Godzilla''), Akihiko Hirata, Kenji Sahara, and a quite more.Akira Takarada.




Sadly, he passed away before he could direct ''Film/GodzillaVsMechagodzilaII'', which would have been his first Heisei Godzilla film.



** ''Film/GodzillaRaidsAgain''



** ''Film/EbirahHorrorOfTheDeep''
** ''Film/SonOfGodzilla''



* NuclearWeaponsTaboo: His famous one. He will pull a SpaceWhaleAesop for this reason.
* ShellShockedVeteran: Honda is one. After UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, he made ''Godzilla'' with its own shell-shcoked veteran.
* SpaceWhaleAesop: Honda is the friggin' king of this trope. ''[[Film/{{Gojira}} Godzilla]]'' involved nuclear weapons, ''Film/{{Mothra}}'' involved it's not a good idea to let your greed get in a way of disaster, etc. And despite the hate ''Film/AllMonstersAttack'' has received, it deals with you, as a child, must handle the world by yourself even if your parents aren't around to help you.

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* NuclearWeaponsTaboo: His famous one. He will pull a SpaceWhaleAesop for this reason.
reason. And not at Creator/HideoKojima levels of expositing them.
* ShellShockedVeteran: Honda is one. After UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, he made ''Godzilla'' with its own shell-shcoked shell-shocked veteran.
* SpaceWhaleAesop: Honda is the friggin' king of this trope. ''[[Film/{{Gojira}} Godzilla]]'' involved nuclear weapons, ''Film/{{Mothra}}'' involved it's not a good idea to let your greed get in a way of disaster, etc. And despite the hate ''Film/AllMonstersAttack'' has received, it deals with you, as a child, must handle the world by yourself even if your parents aren't around to help you.
8th Jul '16 7:04:02 PM Doug86
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* ShellShockedVeteran: Honda is one. After WorldWarII, he made ''Godzilla'' with its own shell-shcoked veteran.

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* ShellShockedVeteran: Honda is one. After WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, he made ''Godzilla'' with its own shell-shcoked veteran.
2nd Apr '16 9:35:19 PM MagnusForce
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!Ishiro Honda has worked on the following movies[=/=]television shows
* ''Film/{{Gojira}}''
** ''Film/GodzillaRaidsAgain''
** ''Film/KingKongVsGodzilla''
** ''Film/MothraVsGodzilla''
** ''Film/GhidorahTheThreeHeadedMonster''
** ''Film/InvasionOfAstroMonster''
** ''Film/EbirahHorrorOfTheDeep''
** ''Film/SonOfGodzilla''
** ''Film/DestroyAllMonsters''
** ''Film/AllMonstersAttack''
** ''Film/TerrorOfMechagodzilla''
* ''Film/{{Rodan}}''
* ''Film/TheMysterians''
* ''Film/VaranTheUnbelievable''
* ''Film/BattleInOuterSpace''
* ''Film/{{Mothra}}''
* ''Film/{{Matango}}''
* ''Film/{{Atragon}}''
* ''Film/{{Dogora}}''
* ''Film/FrankensteinConquersTheWorld''
** ''Film/WarOfTheGargantuas''
* ''Film/KingKongEscapes''
* ''Film/LatitudeZero''
* ''Film/SpaceAmoeba''
* ''Series/ReturnOfUltraman''
* ''Series/{{Mirrorman}}''
* ''Series/ZoneFighter''
2nd Apr '16 3:00:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* AuthorAppeal: Any of his films will have a giant monster with ending their life a complete tragedy. ''Main/{{Mothra}}'' was the only film monster that didn't suffer from this.

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* AuthorAppeal: Any of his films will have a giant monster with ending their life a complete tragedy. ''Main/{{Mothra}}'' ''Film/{{Mothra}}'' was the only film monster that didn't suffer from this.



* SpaceWhaleAesop: Honda is the friggin' king of this trope. ''[[Film/{{Gojira}} Godzilla]]'' involved nuclear weapons, ''Main/{{Mothra}}'' involved it's not a good idea to let your greed get in a way of disaster, etc. And despite the hate ''Film/AllMonstersAttack'' has received, it deals with you, as a child, must handle the world by yourself even if your parents aren't around to help you.

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* SpaceWhaleAesop: Honda is the friggin' king of this trope. ''[[Film/{{Gojira}} Godzilla]]'' involved nuclear weapons, ''Main/{{Mothra}}'' ''Film/{{Mothra}}'' involved it's not a good idea to let your greed get in a way of disaster, etc. And despite the hate ''Film/AllMonstersAttack'' has received, it deals with you, as a child, must handle the world by yourself even if your parents aren't around to help you.
8th Feb '16 6:49:57 AM Freshmeat
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* MagnumOpus: Ishiro Honda considered ''Film/{{Matango}}'' his masterwork.
24th Sep '15 12:19:13 PM Kervinle2500
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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Depending on film, you have ''[[Film/{{Gojira}} Godzilla]]'', ''Film/{{Rodan}}, and ''The H-Man'' in one hand with cynicism, but ''Film/{{Mothra}}'', ''Film/DestroyAllMonsters'', and ''Film/MothraVsGodzilla'' on the ideal hand. ''Godzilla'' is very notoriously cynical [[UsefulNotes/AtomicBombingsOfHiroshimaAndNagasaki for a reason]].

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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Depending on film, you have ''[[Film/{{Gojira}} Godzilla]]'', ''Film/{{Rodan}}, ''Film/{{Rodan}}'', and ''The H-Man'' in one hand with cynicism, but ''Film/{{Mothra}}'', ''Film/DestroyAllMonsters'', and ''Film/MothraVsGodzilla'' on the ideal hand. ''Godzilla'' is very notoriously cynical [[UsefulNotes/AtomicBombingsOfHiroshimaAndNagasaki for a reason]].
24th Sep '15 12:18:09 PM Kervinle2500
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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Depending on film, you have [[Film/{{Gojira}}]], ''Film/{{Rodan}}, and ''The H-Man'' in one hand with cynicism, but ''Film/{{Mothra}}'', ''Film/DestroyAllMonsters'', and ''Film/MothraVsGodzilla'' on the ideal hand. ''Godzilla'' is very notoriously cynical for a reason.

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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Depending on film, you have [[Film/{{Gojira}}]], ''[[Film/{{Gojira}} Godzilla]]'', ''Film/{{Rodan}}, and ''The H-Man'' in one hand with cynicism, but ''Film/{{Mothra}}'', ''Film/DestroyAllMonsters'', and ''Film/MothraVsGodzilla'' on the ideal hand. ''Godzilla'' is very notoriously cynical [[UsefulNotes/AtomicBombingsOfHiroshimaAndNagasaki for a reason.reason]].
24th Sep '15 12:15:35 PM Kervinle2500
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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Depending on film, you have [[Film/{{Gojira}}]], ''Film/{{Rodan}}, and ''The H-Man'' in one hand with cynicism, but ''Film/{{Mothra}}'', ''Film/DestroyAllMonsters'', and ''Film/MothraVsGodzilla'' on the ideal hand. ''Godzilla'' is very notoriously cynical for a reason.
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