Animed and directed by Japanese legend Hayao Miyazaki, Spirited Away (Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi) became, I dare to say, one of Miyazaki’s most popular animed film after being brought to the United State by Disney in 2002. 141 more words
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For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to make a film. I’ve always loved film, as a means of expressing ideas, talking about culture, and engaging with emotion. 1,025 more words
Dir. Hayao Miyazaki.
To wit: a girl, goaded on by her parents, accidentally enters a world where spirits are visible and not always nice; where her gluttonous parents are turned into pigs and left on the edge of slaughter for days; where she must fight for a job just to be allowed to stay, where she loses her name as part of her contract, and where her status as a human is a crippling disadvantage; where treachery and skulduggery on the parts of the most powerful beings are expected; where the beings she encounters range from merely gross to actively dangerous. 1,375 more words
Directorial debuts typically set the stage for a directors work, so with the legendary Hayao Miyazaki’s first film, you’d expect something fantastical with bizarre creatures and imaginative worlds. 444 more words