1. Victor LaValle Loves Monsters, Especially Godzilla

    What’s beautiful about Godzilla is, of course, it’s in every way a symbol of Japan dealing with the aftermath of the atomic bombs being dropped on them, and their ideas of how they’re affected by it. But rather than make a movie where they sit around and say, ‘Man, that was really rough, those bombs really did a lot of damage,’ they said, ‘What did it feel like? It felt like a 100 foot-tall giant lizard came through our city and crushed it.’ And I really felt I understood that experience to some degree. I really connected with that fear and that power because, at times, when I was a kid, I would say the chaos in my household — the chaos in my life — felt very much like a 100-foot reptile crushing everyone and everything.

    —Victor LaValle on his love of monsters

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  1. Posted on 31 March, 2011

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NPR’s on a Godzilla tear today:
Movie Mutants Give A Face To Our Nuclear Fears
and guest DJ Panda Bear’s tracks feature “Godzilla” by Zomby.
 
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    lookhigh:

    NPR’s on a Godzilla tear today:

    Movie Mutants Give A Face To Our Nuclear Fears

    and guest DJ Panda Bear’s tracks feature “Godzilla” by Zomby.

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