An Aging Movie Monster Looks Back On His Career in This Poignant Short

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Filmmaker Harry Chaskin’s Bygone Behemoth imagines the loneliness of a Godzilla-like movie monster whose career has long since ended, and whose fame has faded from show-biz memory. The stop-motion is wonderful, and the details (d’aww ... Mothra obituary!) are surprisingly moving.

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dbwindhorst
dbwindhorst

I think that’s Forrest Ackerman, Ray Harryhausen, and Ray Bradbury in the group portrait on the wall. Great to see Zacherle, too — who’s still around five years later (he’ll turn 100 in 2018).