Gaye Miyasaki

Gaye Miyasaki is a contributing writer. She resides in Hawaii and is a member of the NJAHS Board of Directors.

Updated Summer 2008

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Grant Imahara Interview

Flashback to 1954: “Godzilla” makes its big screen debut. Directed by Ishiro Honda and produced by Toho Studios in Japan, the film, which featured a man in a rubber suit demolishing a scale model of Tokyo, represented the cutting edge of special effects in cinema. You’ve come a long way, baby!

Since then, audiences all over the world have been dazzled by increasingly sophisticated special effects in blockbusters like “Star Wars,” “Jurassic Park,” and “The Matrix.” But, while everyone knows the films and, in many cases, the directors whose visions appear onscreen, what about the people who make it ...

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