The book documents the life and film career of Eiji Tsuburaya and the some of the history of his company Tsuburaya Productions up to the production of. Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters. likes · 1 talking about this. BACK IN PRINT! August Ragone’s biography of the father of Japanese Visual. Eiji Tsuburaya (円谷 英二, Tsuburaya Eiji) was a Japanese special effects director responsible the official English-language biography on this important figure of cinema, Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters, Chronicle Books,

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Chronicle Books May 6, Language: Now in paperback Behind-the-scenes hero to anyone who’s thrilled by giant monsters duking it out over Tokyo, Eiji Tsuburaya was the visual effects mastermind behind Godzilla, Tsuburayq, and numerous Japanese science fiction movies and TV shows beloved around the world. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Master of Monsters, San Francisco based writer August Ragone has produced a fond, generously illustrated biography of the tokusatsu special effects genius ‘ – Time Magazine, December 13, ‘Anyone with a taste for reading about frantic production schedules and creative jury-rigging solutions will find much masher enjoy in Ragone’s text.

August Ragone has produced not only a history of Tsuburaya’s work but also an appreciative tribute to his genius. Customers who bought this item also bought.


For a book which first appears to be just a biography of Japan’s greatest monster-maker and I don’t say that to diminish its subject, not at allthe reader is also treated to a good glimpse of the filmmaking world Eiji Tsuburaya devoted his life to. You may also like. He went mmonsters with his own production company, Tsuburaya Visual Effects Research working on films for other studiosuntil he returned to Toho in the early s. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

My take-away impression after reading about it was that they did it out of a dedication to their craft and art form, not giant paydays. English Choose a language for shopping.

Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters

Along the way we learn about his influences, the various personalities he collaborated with to create the movies and shows, like director Ishiro Honda, and we even get some insight into those movies from other companies with which Eiji had no involvement addressed because the people who did the effects were often former members of Tsuburaya’s crew! Read tsuburraya that mention eiji tsuburaya special effects behind the scenes august ragone monster movies science fiction highly recommended godzilla and ultraman master of monsters well written riji language ishiro honda never seen anyone interested book is a must full of interesting japanese monster kaiju films japanese special tsuburaya devoted his life.

He also won another award in for the creation of the “Toho Versatile System,” an optical printer for widescreen pictures, which he built in-house and first used on The Three Treasures in Eiji was truly the heart of Japanese science fiction and fantasy films in the ’50s and ’60s. I’ve loved Godzilla and his Brobdingnagian Japanese brethren since I was a kid, and time never dampened my enthusiasm. The first book on this legendary film figure in Monnsters, this highly visual biography details his fascinating life and career, featuring hundreds of film stills, posters, concept art, and delightful on-set photos of Tsuburaya prompting monsters to crush landmark buildings.


One of the most wonderful books I own Becoming by Michelle ObamaPaperback 1. Julio rated it it was amazing Sep 07, Planet of the Monsters Godzilla: Master of Monsters” by August Ragone.

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Thanks to all for not forgetting him. During the s, he moved among a number of studios and became known for his meticulous work.

It was during this period that he saw a film that would point towards his future career.

For Godzilla fans wanting to know more about the series, you should be aware that this book has a laser focus on Tsuburaya, and does not continue to give much insight on the Godzilla films tsubhraya after his death. He lives in San Francisco. The first book on this legendary film figure in English, this highly visual biography surveys his fascinating life and career, featuring hundreds of film stills, posters, concept art, and delightful on-set photos of Tsuburaya prompting monsters to crush landmark buildings.

Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters

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