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Apocalypse Then: American and Japanese Atomic Cinema, 1951-1967

From Scary Monsters magazine's very own Kaiju Korner columnist Mike "Kount Kaiju" Bogue comes this excellent and entertaining book on the age of Atomic Cinema! 316 pages with dozens of photos.

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The United States, the only country to have dropped the bomb, and Japan, the only one to have suffered its devastation, understandably portray the nuclear threat differently on film.

American science fiction movies of the 1950s and 1960s generally proclaim that it is possible to put the nuclear genie back in the bottle. Japanese films of the same period assert that once freed the nuclear genie can never again be imprisoned.

This book examines genre films from the two countries released between 1951 and 1967, including Godzilla (1954), The Mysterians (1957), The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957), On the Beach (1959), The Last War (1961) and Dr. Strangelove (1964), to show the view from both sides of the Pacific.

Here's a review of the book from Scary Monsters Weird USA columnists and Rondo Award-winning blog "Terror from Beyond the Daves": "There have been so many genre movie guides out there, and to be honest, I didn't think anything could be done that was new and exciting. I was very glad to be proven wrong with this book... McFarland has had a long history of excellent movie guides, particularly those in the horror and science fiction genre, and this one promises to rate among the best! This guide stands out to me because it is specific in its subject matter, that of atomic films...[Bogue] has a love for these types of films and upon reading this book, made me want to revisit many of the films covered here...."

316 pages. McFarland (Aug. 31, 2017).

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