The Pictorial Book of Godzilla

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The Pictorial Book of Godzilla
Cover of The Pictorial Book of Godzilla
Author(s) Masami Yamada
Publisher Hobby Japan Co. Ltd.
Publish date January 27, 1995
Genre Information
ISBN ISBN-10: 4894250594
ISBN-13: 978-4894250598
40 years' history of fantastic movie art

The Pictorial Book of Godzilla (大ゴジラ図鑑,   Dai Gojira Zukan, lit. Giant Godzilla Pictorial Book) is an informational book which features behind the scenes images and stills from Godzilla to Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla. It was released by Hobby Japan on January 27, 1995.[1]

Information

The book was published on January 27, 1995 by Hobby Japan Co., Ltd. It was authored by Masami Yamada, supervised by Yuji Nishimura, and published with Koichi Sato.

Description

Japanese description from BOOK Database:

"ゴジラ生誕40周年記念豪華写真集堂々完成。第1作「ゴジラ」から最新「ゴジラvsスペースゴジラ」まで21作品10系統30種以上のゴジラが集結した怪獣造形・究極の40年史。"[1]

Japanese description from MARC Database:

"第1作「ゴジラ」から最新作「ゴジラVSスペースゴジラ」まで、21作品10系統30種類以上のゴジラが集結した怪獣造形・究極の40年史。写真1100点収録。東宝特殊美術の裏舞台、映画データ、ゴジラのすべてがわかる。"[1]

Contents

Godzilla Movie Color Graffiti

The beginning of the book contains a brief description for all the Showa and Heisei Godzilla movies (except Godzilla vs. Destoroyah) with color images.

Introduction

Contains an introduction to Godzilla, all of the different eras of Godzilla, the release timeline of the movies along with the names of the Godzilla suits and the other monsters introduced in each movie.

This section also defines all the terminology and subsections that will be used in the book, such as "SET," "BODY," "FACE," "POOL," "MAKING," "BEHIND," "EXHIBITION," "AnotherG" (used for the sections for Gomess and Jirass) and "VariationG" (variations of Godzilla like Little Godzilla or Fake Godzilla)

Films

The Pictorial Book of Godzilla contains a collective 1100 images[1] along with behind the scenes information from the following films. Each film is found within a section, them being "The Dawn" (1954-1962), "Golden Age" (1964-1966), "Maturity" (1967-1972), "Revival" (1973-1984), and "Renewal" (1989-1994).

The Dawn

Golden Age

Maturity

Revival

Renewal

References

This is a list of references for The Pictorial Book of Godzilla. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

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