Making sense of monsters


It has dawned on my autoethnographic conscience this week that I have, like most of my exposure to media texts, tried to consider how Gojira would have been seen by generations that precede my own. Any contact with black and white film nostalgia and particularly foreign film immediately makes me think of what it would have been like to see such a film from an Australian screen, during a time when the Australian-Japanese relationship would have been greatly different and particularly, the average Australian young woman would have not the access to Asian digital texts and cultural artifacts that I do know. Gojira, in its original form, not the US release King of the Monsters! was in fact not seen in Australia until 1998.  

So I usually do the “what would Boo think and do” rhetoric to expand my evaluations of media content. Boo is my ever-loving grandmother…

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