For the first time in America, a book has been published on Japan's foremost director of fantasy films, Ishiro Honda.
Known primarily for directing such classic Japanese monster movies as "Rodan," "Mothra," "Attack of the Mushroom People" and the original "Godzilla," Honda has been a much-overlooked figure in mainstream international cinema.
"Mushroom Clouds and Mushroom Men" is the first book to cover in English print Honda’s life as well comprehensively evaluating all 25 of his fantasy films. It gives objective and critical analysis of Honda's filmmaking methods, themes and relationships with actors and technicians.
Making use of extensive interviews from Honda’s colleagues, as well as a wealth of original source material never before gathered into one volume (including unpublished essays), the book is an affectionate tribute to arguably the most-prolific and influential director in the history of fantasy films.© Japan Today