The (Almost) 64 Year old Movie – Godzilla

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Autoethnography, a research practice that uses qualitative research while taking into account the researchers views, opinions and experiences. In other words it uses the researcher’s personal experience through self-experience (didn’t see that one coming…) and reflexivity to describe the research that they are conducting, usually when the research is focused on a certain aspect of a different culture. Frankly the idea behind this scares me because, as an Australian, I don’t really know how to describe my own countries culture and it’s this lack of understanding and affinity with my own country’s culture that makes me unsure about how I should be reflecting on my own experiences with others (cultures).


The 1954 Gojira (Godzilla) movie marked the start of one of the most successful movie franchises in the short history of film. Having never watched any of the Godzilla movies myself it was nice to have the original as…

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