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Takeshi Kimura

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Biography

Takeshi Kimura was a studio writer for Toho. Unlike his contemporary, Shinichi Sekizawa, who thought writing SF films was "lots of fun," Kimura could not see it that way. It was serious business to him, and he exorcised many personal demons while writing. Of the two, it was said that if a Gojira script was serious or involved politics, it would go to him, while Sekizawa was given the more lighthearted pieces (Mosura tai Gojira (1964) excepted). Kimura was well-teamed with director Ishirô Honda, as the latter was given to do scenes in which the protagonist is overwhelmed. Read more...

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