History Film / GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters

21st Jun '16 12:47:45 PM Mdumas43073
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''Godzilla: King of the Monsters'' (''Kaiju-Oh Gojira'' in Japan) is the 1956 Americanized version of the original ''[[Film/{{Gojira}} Godzilla]]''. New footage featuring Raymond Burr was shot by Terry Morse, and dubbing was done only for scenes where the Japanese characters appear without Burr's character. While the film downplayed the symbolism of the original, it still retains some of Dr. Yamane's lines about the Hydrogen Bomb being responsible for Godzilla's existence. Despite the fact that it runs at twenty minutes shorter than it's Japanese counterpart, ''Godzilla: King of the Monsters'' is actually one of the more tastefully done Americanizations of a Godzilla film, especially in regards to the fact that this was the first one. If it weren't for this film, then Godzilla would never have become popular in the west, and this page probably wouldn't exist.

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''Godzilla: King of the Monsters'' Monsters!'' (''Kaiju-Oh Gojira'' in Japan) is the 1956 Americanized version of the original ''[[Film/{{Gojira}} Godzilla]]''. New footage featuring Raymond Burr was shot by Terry Morse, and dubbing was done only for scenes where the Japanese characters appear without Burr's character. While the film downplayed the symbolism of the original, it still retains some of Dr. Yamane's lines about the Hydrogen Bomb being responsible for Godzilla's existence. Despite the fact that it runs at twenty minutes shorter than it's Japanese counterpart, ''Godzilla: King of the Monsters'' is actually one of the more tastefully done Americanizations of a Godzilla film, especially in regards to the fact that this was the first one. If it weren't for this film, then Godzilla would never have become popular in the west, and this page probably wouldn't exist.
21st Jun '16 12:42:06 PM Mdumas43073
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-->"''And what if a weapon such as I now have falls into the wrong hands?''"
-->"''Then you have a responsibility which no man has ever faced: you have your fears, which could become reality, and you have Godzilla, which '''is''' reality.''"
--> ~ conversation between Dr. Serizawa and Ogata, respectively.

--> "''Godzilla has turned the heart of Tokyo into a sea of fire.''"
--> ~ Steve Martin as he watches Godzilla destroy Tokyo.

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-->"''And what if a weapon such as I now have falls into the wrong hands?''"
-->"''Then you have a responsibility which no man has ever faced: you have your fears, which could become reality, and you have Godzilla, which '''is''' reality.''"
--> ~ conversation between Dr. Serizawa and Ogata, respectively.

--> "''Godzilla
->''"Godzilla has turned the heart of Tokyo into a sea of fire.''"
--> ~ Steve Martin
"''
-->-- '''Steve Martin''',
as he watches Godzilla destroy Tokyo.
21st Jun '16 12:38:08 PM Mdumas43073
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17th May '16 12:47:17 AM Kervinle2500
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* ScifiWritersHaveNoSenseOfSize: A rather noticeable example here; during Godzilla's rampage through Tokyo, Steve Martin watches from a news building, reporting what he sees using a tape recorder, and the film shows this as if he's looking down at the destruction. Considering Godzilla is 400 feet (40 stories) in this version, and Steve is looking ''down'', we're led to assume that he's in a rather tall building. Then, once Godzilla arrives at said building - leading to Steve's OhCrap moment - Steve looks ''up''. Either the building shrunk or Godzilla got even bigger.

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* ScifiWritersHaveNoSenseOfSize: ScifiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: A rather noticeable example here; during Godzilla's rampage through Tokyo, Steve Martin watches from a news building, reporting what he sees using a tape recorder, and the film shows this as if he's looking down at the destruction. Considering Godzilla is 400 feet (40 stories) in this version, and Steve is looking ''down'', we're led to assume that he's in a rather tall building. Then, once Godzilla arrives at said building - leading to Steve's OhCrap moment - Steve looks ''up''. Either the building shrunk or Godzilla got even bigger.
16th May '16 8:23:53 PM Kervinle2500
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''Godzilla: King of the Monsters'' is the 1956 Americanized version of the original ''[[Film/{{Gojira}} Godzilla]]''. New footage featuring Raymond Burr was shot by Terry Morse, and dubbing was done only for scenes where the Japanese characters appear without Burr's character. While the film downplayed the symbolism of the original, it still retains some of Dr. Yamane's lines about the Hydrogen Bomb being responsible for Godzilla's existence. Despite the fact that it runs at twenty minutes shorter than it's Japanese counterpart, ''Godzilla: King of the Monsters'' is actually one of the more tastefully done Americanizations of a Godzilla film, especially in regards to the fact that this was the first one. If it weren't for this film, then Godzilla would never have become popular in the west, and this page probably wouldn't exist.

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''Godzilla: King of the Monsters'' (''Kaiju-Oh Gojira'' in Japan) is the 1956 Americanized version of the original ''[[Film/{{Gojira}} Godzilla]]''. New footage featuring Raymond Burr was shot by Terry Morse, and dubbing was done only for scenes where the Japanese characters appear without Burr's character. While the film downplayed the symbolism of the original, it still retains some of Dr. Yamane's lines about the Hydrogen Bomb being responsible for Godzilla's existence. Despite the fact that it runs at twenty minutes shorter than it's Japanese counterpart, ''Godzilla: King of the Monsters'' is actually one of the more tastefully done Americanizations of a Godzilla film, especially in regards to the fact that this was the first one. If it weren't for this film, then Godzilla would never have become popular in the west, and this page probably wouldn't exist.
16th May '16 4:03:09 PM Kervinle2500
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[[caption-width-right:350:Original poster]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Japanese poster]]
25th Apr '16 6:18:58 AM Movienut376
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* Sci-fiWritersHaveNoSenseOfSize: A rather noticeable example here; during Godzilla's rampage through Tokyo, Steve Martin watches from a news building, reporting what he sees using a tape recorder, and the film shows this as if he's looking down at the destruction. Considering Godzilla is 400 feet (40 stories) in this version, and Steve is looking ''down'', we're led to assume that he's in a rather tall building. Then, once Godzilla arrives at said building - leading to Steve's OhCrap moment - Steve looks ''up''. Either the building shrunk or Godzilla got even bigger.

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* Sci-fiWritersHaveNoSenseOfSize: ScifiWritersHaveNoSenseOfSize: A rather noticeable example here; during Godzilla's rampage through Tokyo, Steve Martin watches from a news building, reporting what he sees using a tape recorder, and the film shows this as if he's looking down at the destruction. Considering Godzilla is 400 feet (40 stories) in this version, and Steve is looking ''down'', we're led to assume that he's in a rather tall building. Then, once Godzilla arrives at said building - leading to Steve's OhCrap moment - Steve looks ''up''. Either the building shrunk or Godzilla got even bigger.
25th Apr '16 6:18:20 AM Movienut376
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*Sci-fiWritersHaveNoSenseOfSize: A rather noticeable example here; during Godzilla's rampage through Tokyo, Steve Martin watches from a news building, reporting what he sees using a tape recorder, and the film shows this as if he's looking down at the destruction. Considering Godzilla is 400 feet (40 stories) in this version, and Steve is looking ''down'', we're led to assume that he's in a rather tall building. Then, once Godzilla arrives at said building - leading to Steve's OhCrap moment - Steve looks ''up''. Either the building shrunk or Godzilla got even bigger.
29th Feb '16 8:35:11 AM Prfnoff
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** The actual dubbing wasn't done conventionally, either. The actors (James Hong and Sammee Tong are the only identified performers) simply read their lines at varying speeds in a small office during a recording session that reportedly lasted only five hours, so all of the line-by-line synchronization had to be done in post-production.

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** The actual dubbing wasn't done conventionally, either. The actors (James Hong (Creator/JamesHong and Sammee Tong are the only identified performers) simply read their lines at varying speeds in a small office during a recording session that reportedly lasted only five hours, so all of the line-by-line synchronization had to be done in post-production.
23rd Jan '16 11:08:46 AM nombretomado
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** In the beginning of the film, Emiko is seen talking to Steve Martin (Not [[SteveMartin THAT ONE, mind you]]), she's not looking at the guy. This gets corrected later, but if only they corrected the beginning scene.

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** In the beginning of the film, Emiko is seen talking to Steve Martin (Not [[SteveMartin [[Creator/SteveMartin THAT ONE, mind you]]), she's not looking at the guy. This gets corrected later, but if only they corrected the beginning scene.
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