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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Greenman Zone Fighter Godzilla Island — He also created Ultraman, a superhero who fights kaiju on a weekly basis. A must-have for fans, this towering tribute also features profiles of Tsuburaya’s film collaborators, details on his key films and shows most available on DVDand features on the enduring popularity of the characters he helped create.

Towards the Future Ultraman vs. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Barry Harding rated it really liked it Mar 30, Maeter first book on this legendary film figure in English, this highly visual biography details his fascinating life monstdrs career, featuring hundreds of film stills, posters, concept art, and delightful on-set photos of Tsuburaya prompting monsters to crush landmark buildings. This item doesn’t belong on this page.

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Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters

This comprehensive history of the man behind so many monsterrs the classic Toho monster movies is chock full of exceptional behind-the-scenes photos and production stills. Write a customer review.

Jan 21, Jason harris rated it it was amazing. Tsuburaya’s creativity and ingenuity led him to be the most revered master of monsters. Godzilla Godzilla vs.

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Wonderfully written by August Ragone, his respect eijj the material and the man is evident in this book. Aug 19, John Shaw rated it it was amazing. He went freelance with his own production company, Tsuburaya Visual Effects Research working on films for other studiosuntil he returned to Eiki in the early s.

He expanded his technique greatly during this period and earned several awards, but did not stay long at Toho.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. I want a big bowl of pop corn And an Ultra Man marathon. There are tsubraya posters and promo stills, but most are behind the scenes shots of the monsters and miniatures being built or incredible behind-the-scenes images showing the monsters and miniatures in the fo of filming.

I was not aware tsubuuraya the Frankenstein movies that Eiji Tsuburaya did, so I got some homework out of this book too. And be assured, if you love kaiju or tokusatsu movies of any kind, or just are interested in fantasy filmmaking, your first time read-through won’t be your last. His mother died when he was only three and his father moved to China for the family monstere. You see, along with all that good stuff I’ve covered, this tome is basically an art book!

A loyal company man, Tsuburaya continued to work at Toho Studios until his death in of a heart attack. Mar 08, Mike Bogue rated it it was amazing. A Memoir by Tara WestoverHardcover As head of Toho’s Visual Effects Department which monstdrs known as the “Special Arts Department” untilthat he established inhe supervised an average of sixty craftsmen, technicians and cameramen. 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 GodzillaUltramanand numerous Japanese science fiction movies and TV shows masteg around the world.

Read more Read less. Loreana Rushe rated it it was amazing Mar 25, You may also like. I wished some of the photos were better monstrrs, but that may not have been possible based on the time period. Other editions – View all Eiji Tsuburaya: A Life in Film, from Godzilla to Kurosawa. Becoming by Michelle ObamaPaperback 1. And I always feel like a book that draws more attention to an artist like Tsuburaya is something to celebrate — monster will always be books about Scorsese, Welles, Chaplin, Harryhausen, and Hitchcock as there should be!


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! The first ieji on this legendary film figure in English, 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.

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Review “A gorgeous book filled with fantastic photos and information about the father of tokusatsu. Well, it was hard to drop that kind of cash on a used book, so I decided to hold off.

He lives in San Francisco. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. As a fan of Japanese monster movies, this book is the ultimate look inside the world of the man who is considered the father of special effects.

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