Screening of Godzilla: My Reflection

MISHA GOLDRICK

For our first ever BCM320 Seminar, we strapped in to experience the cultural phenomenon that is Gojira, more widely known as the original Godzilla film. As a class we were told to live-tweet the experience, which I’ll admit, was a bit of a struggle considering we also had to pay attention to the subtitles. It turned out to be pretty much what I expected; almost 2 hours of dated, albeit entertaining, special effects and sound design. However, through reading other people’s comments on the film, as well as researching the film itself, the seminar turned out to be way more of a history lesson than I was prepared for.

When it comes to my cultural background, I’m about as Australian as it gets. I haven’t explored ancestry.com but my understanding is that my family came from Europe way back when and have resided here ever since. I have travelled…

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