Do Giant Disasters Provide Inspiration for Giant Monster Movies?

It's practically a truism to claim that the giant monster movie craze of the 1950s was inspired by the atomic bombs the U.S. dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, as well as the hundreds of atomic tests done afterwards. And some have argued that the Cloverfield monster's attack on New York was a not-so-subtle reference… »4/28/08 3:41pm4/28/08 3:41pm