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DIRECTOR OF 'GODZILLA'


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By Mike Gordon

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 16, 2014

~~<p>The summer movie season&rsquo;s biggest star needs little introduction, and British director Gareth Edwards &mdash; the man who helmed the latest reboot of &ldquo;Godzilla&rdquo; &mdash; knew that before he shot his first scene.</p>
<p>Edwards remembers falling in love with the monster when he first saw the original black-and-white &ldquo;Godzilla,&rdquo; released in 1954. And while the giant lizard has starred in more than 30 films, including the $160 million version that opens Friday, Edwards still considers Ishiro Honda&rsquo;s 1954 classic to be the benchmark of monster movies.</p>
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The summer movie season’s biggest star needs little introduction, and British director Gareth Edwards — the man who helmed the latest reboot of “Godzilla” — knew that before he shot his first scene.

Edwards remembers falling in love with the monster when he first saw the original black-and-white “Godzilla,” released in 1954. And while the giant lizard has starred in more than 30 films, including the $160 million version that opens Friday, Edwards still considers Ishiro Honda’s 1954 classic to be the benchmark of monster movies. Login for more...



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