TALKBACK #5: Ghidorah, The Three Headed Monster

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Re: TALKBACK #5: Ghidorah, The Three Headed Monster

Postby klen7 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:36 am

percentage wise i might be better at naming Toho kaiju than US Presidents :oops:
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Re: TALKBACK #5: Ghidorah, The Three Headed Monster

Postby Kailem » Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:40 am

Sounds like the right kind of patriotism to me.
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Re: TALKBACK #5: Ghidorah, The Three Headed Monster

Postby eabaker » Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:53 pm

klen7 wrote:percentage wise i might be better at naming Toho kaiju than US Presidents :oops:


I'm sure I could rattle off the names of nearly all the Presidents, but getting them in the right order, associating the names with the faces, and remembering which cities they demolished? Not so much.
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Re: TALKBACK #5: Ghidorah, The Three Headed Monster

Postby lhb412 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:39 pm

eabaker wrote:I'm sure I could rattle off the names of nearly all the Presidents, but getting them in the right order, associating the names with the faces, and remembering which cities they demolished? Not so much.


Funny because you think it's incongruous at first glance, then you think for a second and realize it's entirely factual and you feel bad.
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Re: TALKBACK #5: Ghidorah, The Three Headed Monster

Postby eabaker » Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:43 pm

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eabaker wrote:I'm sure I could rattle off the names of nearly all the Presidents, but getting them in the right order, associating the names with the faces, and remembering which cities they demolished? Not so much.


Funny because you think it's incongruous at first glance, then you think for a second and realize it's entirely factual and you feel bad.


I am so glad that had the intended effect! :D
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Re: TALKBACK #5: Ghidorah, The Three Headed Monster

Postby lhb412 » Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:57 am

You think that the Shobijin take the money they make from personal appearances and put it back into the welfare and conservation of Infant Island?

I bet they do. In fact, they probably have a charity organization or some such. In the movie we probably cut away from the TV just before they were about to give out that information.
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Re: TALKBACK #5: Ghidorah, The Three Headed Monster

Postby Gentleman » Wed May 29, 2019 10:33 pm

So the movie is on right now, and while watching it a thought occurs to me. If it's been brought up before, sorry.

Could King Ghidorah actually have destroyed the Earth? If so, how long would it take?

Seriously. Yes, he flies and fires destructive energy beams. He seems to be immortal, so he's not going to age out. But come on. It'd take him hours to actually "destroy" a single city, and that's if he actually put his heads together and concentrated on the task. If he moves in a pattern, it'd take him years to fly from one end of the world to the other, destroying cities. If he flew randomly, it'd take him forever. Not to mention that when he's razing Moscow, Tokyo is rebuilding. By the time he works his way around to Madagascar, the Russians are patching things up. And so on.

That's also only if he focuses on the major cities. What about the small towns? Is he going to pay attention to small coastal vistas in Maine or France? What about small villages in Africa or the Middle East? Could he actually do a clean sweep of the planet?
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Re: TALKBACK #5: Ghidorah, The Three Headed Monster

Postby Rodanex » Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:31 pm

This might seem like a weird question, but has anyone ever seen a poster with the title "Monster of Monsters, Ghidorah" on it? I could have sworn I saw a jpg of that particular movie poster in this thread, but now I can't find it.
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Re: TALKBACK #5: Ghidorah, The Three Headed Monster

Postby H-Man » Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:09 pm

I know there's a press booklet from Toho with that title. I can't recall having ever seen a traditional poster but I'd bet one's out there somewhere.

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Re: TALKBACK #5: Ghidorah, The Three Headed Monster

Postby Rodanex » Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:45 pm

There it is! Thanks. Just out of curiosity, where did you find that image?
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Re: TALKBACK #5: Ghidorah, The Three Headed Monster

Postby H-Man » Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:22 pm

Can we talk about how great the final drama unit scene at the airport is? The last shots of Shindo waving farewell to the princess' plane and especially his final close up are so sad.

Rodanex wrote:There it is! Thanks. Just out of curiosity, where did you find that image?


Oops, didn't see this til now. They were posted in a private Facebook group.
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Re: TALKBACK #5: Ghidorah, The Three Headed Monster

Postby lhb412 » Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:57 pm

H-Man wrote:Can we talk about how great the final drama unit scene at the airport is? The last shots of Shindo waving farewell to the princess' plane and especially his final close up are so sad.


It reframes the entire movie that came before it. That's an astounding thing for a last scene to do and I've always wondered why it didn't get more credit in that respect. Turns out, the movie was a love story!
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Re: TALKBACK #5: Ghidorah, The Three Headed Monster

Postby H-Man » Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:26 am

I seem to recall someone here once described this movie as "Roman Holiday with monsters," and I think that's a pretty apt description.
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Re: TALKBACK #5: Ghidorah, The Three Headed Monster

Postby kiryugoji04 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:37 am

H-Man wrote:I seem to recall someone here once described this movie as "Roman Holiday with monsters," and I think that's a pretty apt description.


That might have been me but in fairness I think I got that from something Kalat or Ryfle said about the movie. It's one of my favorite descriptions of a kaiju movie though.
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Re: TALKBACK #5: Ghidorah, The Three Headed Monster

Postby lhb412 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:45 am

^ The Honda bio Steve and Ed wrote makes it seem like Honda had a bit of an Audrey Hepburn obsession.
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