Friday, February 17, 2006

HAYAO MIYAZAKI

I have some films here that I never get tired of watching. They have nothing to do with the Disney style films you might know. They are magnificent.
They are by HAYAO MIYAZAKI, one of the modern masters of Japanese cinema. Hayao Miyazaki (Director/Writer) has created some of the most admired and influential animated films of recent decades.

Here are the 4 films I have:
LAPUTA CASTLE IN THE SKY
KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE
PRINCESS MONONOKE
SPIRITED AWAY

My favorite is "Spirited Away", a film about a young girl caught in the world of spirits and who tries to save her parents.¨
Then I love "Princess Monokoke", a story that combines the Japanese middle ages and an ecological fable, told with humor and utterly engaging characters.
"Laputa, Castle in the Sky" is an adventure with a science fiction tone to it, while "Kiki's Delivery Service" is about a young witch trying to find a place for herself in the world.

If you like whimsy, magic, beautiful drawings, wonderful characters, and music, don't miss a chance to see these films - or any film by Hayao Miyazaki and his legendary film studio, STUDIO GHIBLI!

3 comments:

Miaka Chase said...

OMG, I do love Miyazaki. My favorite (which is not on your list) is Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. I think it is my favorite because it's the first I saw. Then Mononoke Hime and then Spirited Away. I saw bits and pieces of Howl's Moving Castle and was also blown away. I recommend all his stories really but Nausicaa is really my all time favorite. You really have excellent taste.

Sam said...

Thanks Miaka - I want to get Nausicca - and I promised my son I'd get the Grave of the Firelies, which is by studio Ghibli (Ghibli studios even has a museum - I found it online!)

Rabbit-man said...

All those movies are great, since you like miyazaki you should check out porco rosso. I think it is one of miyazaki's best films.