Hello and thanks for the return visit or for those who are new to this website welcome. Today we are going to be discussing yet another member of the giant monster community that had a major impacted on us as a whole.
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What is suitmation?
suitmation is a style used for making a movie with characters that are made to be unusually different. In short, they dress up in a complicated costume and walk around in it for hours on end to perform a scene in the movies.
Some people back in the 50s even mentioned them as walking sweat boxes that just torture you for hours on end. Whatever the case maybe there is no doubt that what these people did make a huge mark on the movies themselves.
From the 50s to the 2000s We had seen some of the most talented works from people just trying to make a movie. Not knowing that it would become a following a few decades later.
Our story with Haruo
Haruo was born on January 1st, 1929 to a loving family in Yamagata Japan. His first credited role was being a stunt actor in the movie (Sword for hire.)”As” he was in the film industry he met a friend in the form of Eiji Tsuburaya. (a special effects director I might add) That’s when his career to monster movies really took a shine. He was considered invaluable to TOHO so much that He had played different monster characters for the company for 24 years. WOW, that is a really long time.
To give you a perspective of where he lived we see the fact that where we in the United States see states Japan divides into provinces for different places you see. In January 2010 the annual snowfall for Yamagata was 164 inches for the full year. Let me tell you that it is something I couldn’t imagine.
Not only that in 2001 after a close hundred years the place became a special city and later in 2019 it obtained a core city status.
But as he went on in filming he was getting exhausted from everything going on and eventually the studio had to cycle him out of a few contracts in their system. He eventually went in and transferred to an owned bowling ally now located in the defunct studio lot.
Sadly Eiji passed away in 1970 and two years later our Haruo made his official retirement from the industry.
Major movies he has done.
This is where I give you my opinion on some of his best works with the links below my comments.
The movie I have watched but never did a review on is a good movie that does play with the emotional factor with you when you view the main person and others they work with.
This next movie below I had never cared for mainly because at the time I got it was when all the environment scare was going on and on and on. But here is the movie if you want to view it yourselves
This one brought back some fond memories with a colleague many years ago I hope you enjoy this one as much as I did
This was the first Godzilla movie I have ever watched as a kid and let me just say this one was awesome. you got two times the action which means two times the fun.
The end of an infamous career
Now we talk about the last years we have had with this amazing person. With his last film being Godzilla vs Gigan He eventually started to make appearances in monster theme conventions in the late 90s for a number of years until he went to the Monsterpalooza convention in Burbank California on April 2011. Only a year earlier he released his audio biography for Japan, Monster life: Haruo Nakajima, The original Godzilla actor. Sadly on August 7th, 2017 this legend of industry passed away.
But one fact to know for all eternity is that in 2018 an asteroid numbered 110408 was named in honor of Haruo’s memory.
Another thing to note is when you got to see the king of the monsters’ movie recently released at the very end of the movie it mentions our friend above in the end credits.
The next post
For the next post, I want to take the time to tell you and my younger audience that the next movie is going to be a little too scary for you guys. As even though it is a classic movie monster and I still believe it deserves to be looked at. I feel like giving my young audience a heads up. If you like this content please let me know in the comments below and I will see you in the next post.
The next post will about a killer whale that brings a fear most people recognize in the ’70s (Jaws) Now just as a for the warning for my young audience following my posts is this will be a little gorier than the usual movies I review. But since you will look for it anyway I will just say enjoy the review and have a great day. (just a little side note I want to give you a thank you for viewing this article. Where some websites want you to buy something I just want you to know that you don’t have to. All I ask is a comment or two and an audience to continue to follow my journey through these amazing stories you find here. I plan on doing a lot more before I am done.)