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I saw this film the other day and it's incredible. I recommend it to everyone. I love it.
Has anybody else seen it?
and anything else Ghibli/Miyazaki-shaped.
It is thoroughly brilliant, yes.
I love the Moomins-esque sinister undertones that remind me of hippo-thing inspired childhood terror.
a number of times.
i went to the cinema to see it and at the end a guy complained about how much i'd fidgeted during it, so i complained back that he was sitting up too straight and destroying my friend's view.
brilliant film tho. can't remember what the studio is called, but they did My Neighbour Totorro and Princess Mononononoke too, which are also fab (princess moreso)
of amazon. Anyone seen Howl's moving castle either. I'm pretty sure i'll buy it when it comes out but i want some confirmation i should.
(see my very small profile pic - I love Howl)
it was ill (that means good)
I enjoyed it loads.
But Miyazaki has done far better.
it's the only one I've sen so far though. Which should I watch next?
i didn't really like it all that much (spirited away), very beautiful - yes, but it dragged quite a lot in places. still, what do i know
Kiki is nice too !
because it has a nice cat in. True?
but that's not the only reason...
Studio Ghibli has done an entire movie with cats.
Don't know the english title.
is it The Cat Returns? So many films I should watch!
It's called le royaume des chats in France.
Not great but pretty !
but i also love "grave of the fireflies". not as gud visually, butt maybe has a better story
miyazaki/studio ghibli season on filmfour this month if anyone has got it. theyre showing the cat returns, nausica, mononoke, kiki's delivery service, spirited away, grave of fireflies and some others.
i havent seen the cat returns, so i cant wait!
Good for educating children on the dangers of war maybe but generally a dull arse film.
The rollin' jumpin' green heads or the little sooty things?
I'm going with the heads.
but i also like the little frog.
An amazing film.
It's wonderful. My favourite bit is the train ride over the water. It's beautiful.
that bit at the start where she meets the six limbed engineer guy. it has an atmosphere to it that is so subtle that I can't even describe it.
though I watched it with both the English dub and the subtitles which was an odd experience as at certain times the two are contradictory or lack coherence. :-D
It is fantastico. If anyone would like to do me Howls Moving Castle I will love them forever and ever as I managed to miss it and am in a grumpy mood today (not because of that).
I really liked that one too.
I believe it's from the guy who have done the excellent Perfect Blue.
It's indeed by Satoshi Kon.
on sky cinema. that was nice, as i hadn't seen it since i saw it at the cinema in cambridge in 2003.
i love the level of imagination in it, and for what's ostensibly a kid's film it's pretty bloody creepy in places.
but howls moving castle was actually like hskahfkhcchhchchchhhhhh good. i.e. so much better.
That would be the truest thing ever.
either of them. I know i am a bad person, i have come to deal with this.
in fact ill go as far as to say they are amongst the akira's of this world. and shit is akira good.
until i read the manga, which pisses on it from a great height. still, a beautiful movie and wonderfully evocative in the world it creates.
i take it, it is worth it then?
i'd rate it as one of the best pieces of fiction i've read full stop. it tells basically the same story as the film, but with a lot of critical differences, and it also goes on for a lot longer - kind of a "variation on a theme", if you know what i mean.