Reissue with the latest 24-bit remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. A Tokyo native born in 1957, Toshiyuki Honda is a professional saxophonist, composer, arranger, and producer. In 1978 he released his first album as a leader, "Burnin' Wave," while still a university student. As one of Japan's best-known saxophonists, Honda has since recorded with a host of world-celebrated musicians including Chick Corea, Freddie Hubbard, and Christopher Cross among others. Honda is also widely known for his versatile skills as a composer and arranger of scores for TV dramas, commercials, movies, and classical music genres.
The first and only book on Japan's Master of Monster Movies ever published outside of Japan, "Mushroom Clouds and Mushroom Men" examines the life and fantasy films of this acclaimed and legendary director. Known primarily for directing the original "Godzilla," Ishiro Honda has been an overlooked figure in mainstream international cinema. "Mushroom Clouds" not only covers Honda's life (including his wartime service), but all 25 of his fantasy films, giving objective and critical analysis of his filmmaking methods, themes and concepts as well as his relationships with actors and staff.