Academic department under which the project should be listed

RCHSS - English

Loading...

Media is loading
 

Faculty Sponsor Name

Anna Weinstein

Disciplines

Screenwriting

Abstract (300 words maximum)

Cyrus Aldridge

FILM 3105

Prof. Anna Weinstein

10/20/2021

Abstract Research Analysis: Godzilla (1954)

According to Michael Maher, two years after World War 2 the United States’ military presence attempted to control Japanese media including its cinema. Despite this fact, Japanese filmmaker Tomoyuki Tanaka was able to produce Godzilla (1954), symbolizing the horror of nuclear holocaust. In this presentation, I argue that Godzilla is one of the greatest monster movies of all time due to its cultural relevance and its use of musical scoring, set design and costume design. In this study I demonstrate how Tanaka implements its score, set design and costume design to create a compelling film that helps audience understand the terror of nuclear weapons.

Project Type

Oral Presentation (15-min time slots)

How will this be presented?

Yes, asynchronously via recorded video upload

Cyrus_Aldridge_Abstract_Analysis.docx (13 kB)
Abstract for presentation

Included in

Screenwriting Commons

Share

COinS
 

Godzilla (1954) Research Analysis

Cyrus Aldridge

FILM 3105

Prof. Anna Weinstein

10/20/2021

Abstract Research Analysis: Godzilla (1954)

According to Michael Maher, two years after World War 2 the United States’ military presence attempted to control Japanese media including its cinema. Despite this fact, Japanese filmmaker Tomoyuki Tanaka was able to produce Godzilla (1954), symbolizing the horror of nuclear holocaust. In this presentation, I argue that Godzilla is one of the greatest monster movies of all time due to its cultural relevance and its use of musical scoring, set design and costume design. In this study I demonstrate how Tanaka implements its score, set design and costume design to create a compelling film that helps audience understand the terror of nuclear weapons.

blog comments powered by Disqus