The Dallas Morning News Profiles the “Godzilla Dean” and Others’ Love of the Monster Films

The amphibian beast hails from the East, big and green and mostly mean. King of the Monsters, they call him – which is to say that Godzilla is the Elvis of monsters, a hunka-hunka-burnin’-breath who has left countless cities and towns all shook up in his cinematic wake.

Along his torn-up trail, the menacing brute also has created some major Godzilla geeks. One of them is William Tsutsui, the recently appointed dean of SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, whose obsession with Godzilla goes beyond campy special effects.

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About Meredith Shamburger

Meredith is a journalist working for the Longview News-Journal in Longview, Texas.
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