Monday, September 01, 2008

"Now, nature was going to take revenge on mankind"

With GUSTAV bearing down on the Louisiana Gulf Coast, I decided to watch a film focusing on the fear of the unknown dangers of nature made manifest -- GOJIRA.
Producer TOMOYUKI TANAKA was reportedly flying from a meeting in Jakarta to Tokyo after a failed meeting about another film, when he gazed out the plane's window at the ocean below.
What if mankind's nuclear testing woke a creature from the depths of the sea? What if this creature unleashed its force on Japan?
"The theme of the film, from the beginning, was the terror of the atom bomb," Tanaka said. "Mankind had created the bomb, and now, nature was going to take revenge on mankind."
In the film, Gojira ("Godzilla") left Tokyo "a sea of flames."
I am praying Gustav leaves only the smallest of impressions on New Orleans and the rest of the Gulf Coast.


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