Monday, November 3, 2008

Happy Birthday, Godzilla...


Well, what do ya know, 54 years ago today Japan introduced the world to the (not so) jolly green giant and started the longest running film series in history-- 28 movies in 50 years.
Update: Unrelated, but noteworthy, according to Wikipedia 'Wong Fei Hung' has had 89 films since 1949, but there hasn't been a live-action version since 1997 (an animated movie was released this year). 89 flicks in 48 years isn't too shabby...
Update 2: There were 51 'The Three Mesquiteers' films from 1936 to 1943-- damn...

6 comments:

joe bloke said...

Godzilla rules. a Godzilla, sandwich, however, would REALLY rule.

Lisa_mynx said...

i just wonder, would he taste like ''chicken'' or be fishy?

joe bloke said...

bacon. definately bacon.

Lisa_mynx said...

maybe... i had alligator once and it tasted like pork chop

Booksteve said...

Used to love hose 3 Mesquiteers movies! Especially when you had John Wayne, Crash Corrigan and Max Terhune...the cowboy ventriliquist!!! Now there's high concept!

Booksteve said...

We know what happened to Duke and I believe Corrigan ended up owning the Spahn Ranch which he rented to film producers until westerns died off. Then some hippie cult called the Manson Family took it over!