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Alternate titles. Ishiro Honda. Producer s. Tomoyuki Tanaka. Written by. Akira Ifukube. Box office. Running time. In a desperate battle, the crew of the SY-3 destroys the Kilaak's lunar outpost and returns the alien control system to Earth. The three-headed space dragon is dispatched to protect the alien stronghold at Mt. While seemingly invincible, King Ghidorah is eventually overpowered by the combined strength of the Earth monsters and is killed. Refusing to admit defeat, the Kilaaks produce their ace, a burning monster they call the Fire Dragon, which begins to torch Tokyo and destroys the control center on Ogasawara.
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With the Kilaaks defeated, Godzilla and the other monsters eventually return to Monster Island to live in peace. Per the waning popularity of the Godzilla series, special effects director Sadamasa Arikawa noted that Toho were going to potentially end the Godzilla series as "Producer Tanaka figured that all the ideas had just run out. New monster suits for Godzilla and Anguirus were constructed for the film, while Rodan and King Ghidorah suits were modified from previous films, with King Ghidorah having less detail than he had in previous films.
Godzilla: Lightning Fast Strategy. From contemporary reviews, both Variety and Monthly Film Bulletin noted the film's best scenes involved the monsters together, while criticising the filmmaking. Variety reviewed the English-dubbed version of the film stating that it may appeal to "Sci-fi addicts and monster fans" while stating that the "plot is on comic strip level, special effects depend on obvious miniatures and acting human is from school of Flash Gordon " and that the film's strength relied on its "monster rally".
From retrospective reviews, Steve Biodrowski of Cinefantastique commented that the film "is too slim in its storyline, too thin in its characterizations, to be considered a truly great film [ The film is considered a cult favorite among fans of the Godzilla franchise. Godzilla director Gareth Edwards previously expressed interest in making a sequel to his movie inspired by Destroy All Monsters. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the film. For the band, see Destroy All Monsters band.
Theatrical release poster. Toho Studios . Release date. Running time. Japan portal Film portal. The Criterion Collection. Great NYT review -- so excited to read this novel! Jul 06, Meike rated it liked it Shelves: read , usa. When the massacre at the "Eagles of Death Metal" concert at the Bataclan happened, 90 music fans died and over were wounded - I knew that could easily have been me, as it takes me less than two hours by train to reach that venue and I was contemplating to go see that very performance.
This incident was part of a whole series of Islamist terror attacks which happened on that Friday in November in Paris. Meanwhile, it feels like mass shootings have become an epidemic in the United States When the massacre at the "Eagles of Death Metal" concert at the Bataclan happened, 90 music fans died and over were wounded - I knew that could easily have been me, as it takes me less than two hours by train to reach that venue and I was contemplating to go see that very performance.
Meanwhile, it feels like mass shootings have become an epidemic in the United States where guns are easily available and politicians are dubiously hesitant to talk about domestic terrorism when these crimes are committed by white people and most of them are.
In "Destroy All Monsters", the US faces a mass shooting epidemic in which the targets are musicians and their audience, and the motives of the perpetrators remain unclear. Jackson finds smart ways to connect the topic with the narrative structure: As the story goes on, the whole text feels more and more fragmented, as if the story was blowing up into the readers face, leaving behind bits and pieces of scattered narrative material.
And there's a structural connection to music: The book is composed of a novel as an A-side and a short story as a B-side, the latter telling a part of the story with the protagonists in slightly different roles "B-sides. They're the tunes where the bands bury their secrets. There is also a whole web of references and ideas connected to rifles which culminates in a seriously scary hunting scene in a forest that becomes a meditation on the nature of human cruelty - if the reader is afraid to get hit by a bullet, a segment is extremely well done.
While the characters we meet all have complex psychological problems mental health being an issue in many mass shootings , the idea expressed by Xenie that at the bottom of the shootings might be some kind of purge, intended to free the world of mediocre musicians and to be a measure against the commodification of music, points to totalitarian ideology - Islamist extremism, fascism, white supremacy, you name it, all of these belief systems also aim to get rid of an imagined enemy in order to "purify" society.
That Xenie sympathizes with this idea could be an interesting part of the story, but remains underexplored. The same is true for the parts discussing the human fascination with control and violence and the question of a possible connection between the state of modern rock music and violence: "Perhaps they the shooters represent the true essence of the audience.
He simply refers to them as fans. On top of that, the occult plays an important role, as well as song birds and suicide - there is just a little too much going on, with the consequence that the story loses focus: The reader is offered ideas, but what follows from them?
A daring and provocative novel, and overall an ambiguous experience. Oct 25, Nate D rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorites , read-in , music. Spare, obliterated, perfectly formed as something etched into a mirror or a monument. The words are so finely chosen that they read like poetry while remaining utterly transparent to the images they convey, a series of signs each fully imbued with its own power, symbolist without needing to be symbolic, archetype seeking no outside referent.
It's all right here: rock and death, intertwined from the first. There's an extreme formal grace as well, a slow unfolding of shapes that leave a space arou Spare, obliterated, perfectly formed as something etched into a mirror or a monument. There's an extreme formal grace as well, a slow unfolding of shapes that leave a space around the lines for the weight of all those elaborations chopped from the text as unnecessary to its primal motion. What's left, distilled, vibrates with ghosts.
Side A stutters in the final groove. Flip the disc. Continue to the b-side. Which as we know is the space allowed to be more cryptic. Where, as we know, the bands bury their secrets. Through that thin vinyl, details creep through, penetrating each of the otherwise parallel surfaces. And what is a record, but a series of concentric lines? A spiral, a bullseye. If the twinned spirals of this novel meet, its at the center, in the void couple pages in the middle of the book, a space of of blank possibility.
Once the B-side has unspooled through its mysterious noisescape and resolved, much as it can, what is left? Like any good 7", there's nothing but to flip the record. The A-side awaits, changed by the experience of side B. They are imperfect echoes and the depth of the imperfections is bottomless.
There, they reach the infinite that the primal scuzzy force of rock and roll has always sought. Tape hiss, amp hum, static garble. It's not for nothing that a quote about EVP serves as an epigraph here. In the white noise of guitar feedback surging around searching chords, we are offered a fleeting brush with the beyond. View all 3 comments. Oct 22, Janet rated it it was amazing.
This atmospheric rock and roll thriller touches a raw nerve with its subject matter, an epidemic of mass shootings targeting mostly mediocre rock bands. The author couldn't have possibly anticipated the environment into which his novel would be published, but it was eerily prescient, and its surrealism seemed all the more real to me--underscoring that we're living in a surreal world now. The novel follows an underground music scene in a small rust-belt town of Arcadia as an epidemic of cold-blo This atmospheric rock and roll thriller touches a raw nerve with its subject matter, an epidemic of mass shootings targeting mostly mediocre rock bands.
The novel follows an underground music scene in a small rust-belt town of Arcadia as an epidemic of cold-blooded killings is going around like a virus, and whether 'the show must go on' or not is part of the puzzle. Rock and roll is the sound, the actual music, but it also creates an aesthetic world, and serves as a refuge and a community, the performances a way to lift us out of the tedium and banality of everyday life.
But what happens when the music begins to all sound alike, when the meaning, the creativity and true musicianship has disappeared and all that's left is the communion of the show? It's the end of rock and roll, at least as seen by the perpetrators of the millions. But this is not any straight-ahead thriller. Jeff Jackson, known for such experimental fictions as his first novel Mira Corpora, creates with his fiction a haunted, claustrophobic, shapeshifting, multilayered reality perfectly capturing the mythic quality of an underground music scene.
And like a vinyl record, there's an A and a B side--you read it in one direction and then flip it over, where a counternarrative is offered, not Rashomon style--one version of the book's events contradicting the other, but offering another angle.
Genders flip, we get the point of view of the killers rather than the victims. A book that's both thoughtful and fast-paced, beautifully observed and yet raw and gritty, it's in no danger for being shot for mediocrity. Oct 26, Lee Klein rated it it was amazing Shelves: potential-conflict-of-interest. A surprisingly riveting hybrid of art writing and suspense. Efficient, sculpted, aerodynamic, flowing phrases. Aerated pages with paragraphs often separated with bold black bullethole-like dots and regular chapter and section breaks, interspersed with gray pages, often lyrical and elusive.
Infinitely better as a rock novel than that lauded Goon Squad. This feels real, accurate, authentic, effectively relays the sense of A surprisingly riveting hybrid of art writing and suspense. This feels real, accurate, authentic, effectively relays the sense of live loud music and the populations around it, the settings and sense. But the primary takeaway is how fast it moves as the reader turns pages to learn what happens at Florian's show as they prepare to play behind bulletproof plastic and wear bulletproof vests but then throw all that away to play naked.
Not so much a novel of character development or psychology, which made it feel more like a cool unconventional suspense novel, an artful thriller, although the primary characters come to life to occupy the scenes and make the reader care if they're killed, particularly when Xenie's on stage or the cliffhanger with Florian. The language during the novel's climax, that scene, and the one immediately after with Xenie, is top-notch DeLilloean slipstream, pure prose poetry without being lyrical at all or getting in the way of the forward flow of the story.
The B-side seems at first like descriptions of shootings at rock shows excised from an initial draft and then compiled for a flip side, which then surprises with an inverse telling to a degree of side A. Acquired earlier in the year after the author read in Philly -- wish I'd gotten to it sooner but it definitely has a dark and creepy atmosphere that pairs well with late October.
View 1 comment. Oct 20, iane added it. High-profile literary fiction authors usually do a faulty job when they decide to write about rock music, especially when they try to dig into the underground. It feels cryptic, in places borderline Lynchian, and it feels true. That contradiction is fundamental to this book, and as an unconnected ring of jaded fans begins murdering bands onstage, the unraveling of that fantasy is its engine.
Jackson hints that these independent killers have all reached the same conclusion: music is overabundant and losing its cultural meaning, and their duty is to thin the herd so that music matters again. The bands they target are mostly mediocre at best. They want to eliminate the noise. The more they try to fight their way out of the gory cycle, the more they seem to imitate it.
I love the way this book is divided into a Side A and a Side B, and how you have to flip it to read the other half.Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters is an upcoming two-part American monster film directed by Michael Dougherty and co-written by Dougherty and Zach Shields. The film is an upcoming film in Legendary's MonsterVerse. The film is a loose remake of the Godzilla film Destroy All Monsters and the film Godzilla: Final Wars.. The film stars an ensemble cast, with returning and new cast members Directed by: Michael Dougherty.