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 Posted:   Jul 30, 2014 - 3:54 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

Your skin is so thin, I can hold a newspaper behind your wrist and still be able read the text. Suck it up and don't let everything get to you.


Drop, I don't come here to test how thin my skin is. Nor is the board your own personal blog to use it as such. I come here for good conversation.
If you want to use the board as your own little schoolground, I suppose you are welcome to try all you want. But I suspect that very soon most others will tire of it because most of them are no longer that age to begin with.
Of course, I could be wrong. It doesn't really matter.

My mistake was giving any attention to someone who so obviously craves it at the expense of real discourse. My bad.

The bigger challenge would be for you to stay on topic with an actual opinion regarding the movies. Are you up for it?
If not, you'll have to find someone else to be 12 years old with.

 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2014 - 4:08 PM   
 By:   drop_forge   (Member)

My mistake was giving any attention to someone who so obviously craves it at the expense of real discourse.

Your mistake was commenting on something that didn't concern you.

 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2014 - 4:11 PM   
 By:   Warunsun   (Member)

I enjoy watching any of them when in the mood. I'd say my favorite was either the 2014 film or the 1954 original.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2014 - 4:23 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

Your mistake was commenting on something that didn't concern you.


You mean how when someone else makes a random comment about a movie, it suddenly concerns you?

Give it a rest.
It's okay to be obnoxious, but don't dish it out if you can't take it too.

You can make your reply if you need to. I'm done.

 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2014 - 4:39 PM   
 By:   drop_forge   (Member)

I didn't get bent out of shape as you obviously are. Hence, YOU are interrupting the flow of this thread. Glad you're done!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2014 - 4:54 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

Anyway...

Since my earlier comment about the influence of the scores on the appreciation of those original 15, I got to wondering if I would feel the same way about them if the scores, particularly Ifukube's, were suddenly divorced from the individual movies. I always thought that even in the goofiest of them, there was always something to enjoy. But maybe this is not so.

There are exceptions, of course. For example, the scene where Godzilla and Minya settle in for a long, snowy hibernation would probably still be as poignant and affecting--even without underscore.
There are probably a lot of other examples, but that was the first that came to mind.

 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2014 - 5:15 PM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

i even loved the old 70s Chewits advert based on a plasticine comedy godzilla.

Holy crap! I'd forgotten all about those adverts, I used to love them as a kid. Here's one..

http://youtu.be/IG-NTcx3Ojg

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 31, 2014 - 12:51 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Come back, Chuck, come back!

Chewits - even chewier than a 15-storey block of flats!

 
 Posted:   Jul 31, 2014 - 7:11 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Many of us older folk grew up building plastic model kits. It was a huge thriving hobby back then. I for one admired the craftsmanship that went into the construction of those elaborate set pieces, cityscapes, and landscapes. There's appreciation for the art form which I look back on fondly even in the most silly of Zilla movies.

 
 Posted:   Jul 31, 2014 - 1:12 PM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

Many of us older folk grew up building plastic model kits. It was a huge thriving hobby back then. I for one admired the craftsmanship that went into the construction of those elaborate set pieces, cityscapes, and landscapes. There's appreciation for the art form which I look back on fondly even in the most silly of Zilla movies.

Thanks, Solium, I think you expressed what a lot of us feel.
Godzilla vs Hedorah (Gojira Tai Hedorah) has received quite a bit of criticism as being the most “far out” of them all. Some see it as vacillating between being cartoonish for children yet dark for adults, but I like if for those reasons.
Director Banno particularly received harsh treatment for his efforts. I think he saw the direction the films were going and tried to work in a gritty, grim message about pollution and at the same time make it “palatable” to kids. If you can get past the silliness there is a message about reaping what we sow.
I stated earlier my affection for the AIP version (Godzilla vs The Smog Monster). I have found a vendor and ordered it and am keeping my fingers crossed that it is a good one and not a low-quality vhs transfer.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2014 - 6:39 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

GODZILLA-54- Nicely done effort with good nighttime effects, a great musical score and a sad touching ending of a man willing to give his life for his belief- BE HAPPY.I also liked Raymond Burr a newspaper reporter reporting the news right up to his almost demise. -----------GODZILLA-2014- has enough of everything and a little of everything, well done effort with some spectacular effects I loved in 3d, Dead serious like original, film with class.

 
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