Japan's Nuclear Nightmare How The Bomb Became A Beast Called Godzilla Analysis

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Peter H. Brothers in the article, “Japan’s Nuclear Nightmare: How the Bomb Became a Beast Called Godzilla,” asserts that Godzilla, the dramatic, King-Kong like, sci-fi movie, was a result of the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The author supports his claim by adding history of WWII, information about Toho Studios and about the life of the director, Ishirȏ Honda. Brothers also includes books and films that influenced the making of Godzilla. The purpose of this piece is to explain the reasoning behind the creation of Godzilla and the effects of the bombs. The author also includes many analogies about WWII and Godzilla. The author writes in a formal tone to educate the readers on his opinion. Farmers strongly believes that Godzilla was made because of the nuclear weapon on Japan. He is writing to teenagers and adults who are interested in Godzilla and the events that happened in 1954. The ending of World War II was an event that changed history forever. The bombings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were devastating and since then there has not been another nuclear bomb dropped. …show more content…
He says, “The biggest alteration...the deleted scene where train commuters complain about Nagasaki and once again have to seek refuge in bomb shelters, as well as Yamane’s crucial soliloquy at the end of the film in which he warns the audience of the dangers of atomic experimentation” (Farmers). America basically deleted all the scenes that included the words “atomic” and “bomb”. Not only does Farmers critique the movie, but he also judges America because of their change to the movie. This shows that America was scared of what people would think after seeing this. After all the positive points Farmers has on this movie, he states that some people really didn’t get to the “hidden meaning.” So maybe, adding more gruesome scenes and blood could have put the message

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