Thursday, October 30, 2008

hayao miyazaki's magic.

these are the films i've been waiting for. and i should have discovered them earlier... over the past week, i have fallen rather in love with hayao miyazaki's howl's moving castle.


the moving castle!

this film is beautiful. every scene seems carefully contemplated and the end result is something truly enchanting and out-of-wordly. it reminded me of the the fantastic journeys the main characters took in some of my favourite childhood films, like the neverending story or labyrinth. at the heart of the story was always... finding yourself. in howl's moving castle, after being turned into an old lady, the character sophie embarks on an adventure to retrieve her previous appearance. along the way, she finds friendship, loyalty, personal courage and love.

and spirited away is a real feast for the senses. i was enthralled from start to finish by the gorgeous frames and the weird and wonderful story. ghosts, porcine human beings, a wicked witch, an arachnoid man, a beautiful boy-dragon, a hamster baby, black furry spiders, paper birds, green goblin heads...

and kind demons with no face... simply magic, again.

strange, i was just thinking the other day how they don't make fantasy films the same way anymore.



Blogger efeu said...

bean, i like hayao miyazaki too! I've only seen totoro and spirited away though:) How did u watch howl's moving castle? online?

5:10 AM  
Blogger bean said...

hey ivy, yes through obscure chinese websites. but it made me wish for the clarity of owning the dvds!!! howl's moving castle is gorg you must catch it!

11:50 PM  
Blogger efeu said...

i have the dvd for spirited away if u're interested! u're having shortposting anyway.. u can watch it 10x even ;)

2:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i really really like howl's moving castle!

and really want to watch spirited away.



9:33 PM  
Blogger bean said...

hey thanks ivy haha i think i might have found some1 to borrow from already! :D

and hi nat!! you must! :) ps heard m5 play was great, congrats!

9:35 PM  

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