Pom Poko

I got my first taste of the works of Studio Ghibli in 2014 when I saw The Wind Rises. It was a film I rather enjoyed and put it in my top 10 films of that year. Then in 2015 I watched My Neighbor Totoro and since then began to watch more and more Studio Ghibli films. I have not seen them all – yet! – but I have seen many of their classics including Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away and Kiki’s Delivery Service. But my absolute favourite to date is Pom Poko. Continue reading “Pom Poko”

The Gigan Soundtrack

Godzilla vs. Gigan is a Japanese Giant Monster Movie released in 1972 and the 12th film in the Godzilla series. Much like other Godzilla film’s released in the 1970’s, the film was made on a low-budget and used a lot of stock footage from previous films to make up some of the film. One key use of stock however is entirely unique to this film: The Soundtrack. In fact, if this piece of stock wasn’t used, we may never have heard one of the most memorable tracks in the entire series.  Continue reading “The Gigan Soundtrack”

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