Author Spotlight

Steve Ryfle

Steve Ryfle is author of the forthcoming book Godzilla vs. the World (University of Texas Press) and coauthor, with Ed Godziszewski, of Ishiro Honda: A Life in Film, from Godzilla to Kurosawa (Wesleyan University Press). His writing has been published in Cineaste, the Los Angeles Times, the Virginia Quarterly Review, and other publications, and he has contributed audio commentaries and other material to numerous home-video releases. Find him on Twitter @SteveRyfle.

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Reign of Destruction

Over its six and a half decades as a pop-culture icon, Godzilla has had many faces: a symbol of the nuclear age, a children’s movie superhero, and the engine behind a major international entertainment franchise.

By Steve Ryfle

Godzilla’s Conscience: The Monstrous Humanism of Ishiro Honda

In the wake of World War II, the director transformed himself from a maker of warmhearted comedies and dramas into one of the most influential architects of the modern disaster movie.

By Steve Ryfle