Tokyo scope

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Cadence Books, Nov 5, 2001 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 240 pages
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Didja know that Samuel L. Jackson's Biblical speech in Pulp Fiction was borrowed from the brain-damaged Sonny Chiba karate flick The Bodyguard? Or that the design for the Smog Monster in Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster was based on a bathroom sketch of female anatomy? TokyoScope: The Japanese Cult Film Companion is the first book of its kind: an elegantly designed, engagingly written introduction to the world of Japanese pop films covering Godzilla, karate, gangster, horror, Japan's infamous "pink" movies, and much more.

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Review: TokyoScope: The Japanese Cult Film Companion

User Review  - Alexander Case - Goodreads

A very good rundown of the various stripes of Japanese film, though there are a few occasions where it feels like Macias is recommending certain films ironically. Read full review

Review: TokyoScope: The Japanese Cult Film Companion

User Review  - Matt Alt - Goodreads

Amazingly, awesomely demented fieldguide to Japanese cult movies. A personal inspiration. Read full review

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Patrick Macias is a specialist in Asian film and Japanese pop culture.

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