It's sometimes said that getting a movie made is a miracle. Nobody knows that better than Roger Holden. For 15 years, Mr. Holden worked with Toho director Yoshimitsu Banno (Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster, 1971) to get a variety of Godzilla projects launched in both Japan and the United States. One of the projects, "Godzilla … Continue reading UNTOLD TALES OF GODZILLA! Roger Holden on His Unmade Godzilla Projects and Working with Director Yoshimitsu Banno!
Adryan Russ is a prolific singer/songwriter who has written music and lyrics for an off-Broadway musical and even films, such as the lyric for “White Lies” for The Check Is in the Mail... (1986), starring Brian Dennehy and Anne Archer. Her career writing songs for films dates back to the early ‘70s when she co-wrote … Continue reading SAVE THE EARTH! Vocalist Adryan Russ Reflects on Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster!
Writer-director Yoshimitsu Banno helmed the controversial and environmentally aware Godzilla vs. The Smog Monster in 1971 and served as assistant director on the 1974 disaster film The Last Days of Planet Earth (a.k.a. Prophecies of Nostradamus). Oriental Cinema editor Damon Foster and Brett Homenick interviewed Mr. Banno in July 2005 about his work on both … Continue reading MAKING GODZILLA FLY! An Interview with Godzilla Director Yoshimitsu Banno!