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Post » Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:23 am

miyazaki appreciation thread

i just finished watching ponyo on the cliff and decided to shell out for dvd copies of his best works. so far my list stands is:

lupin III - the castle of cagliostro [1979]
nausicaa of the valley of the winds [1984]
princess mononoke [1997]
spirited away [2001]
howls moving castle [2004]
ponyo on the cliff [2009] - when it becomes available

what else should be on there?

p.s if you haven't seen all of the above give yourself an uppercut
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Post » Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:35 am

I haven't seen Ponyo yet, I take it you like?

The rest of that list covers the esentials imo, the rest are good but those are definite standouts.

Also check Castle in the Sky, Gr-ave of the Fireflies (Ghibli, but not Miyazaki), My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service and Porco Rosso.
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Post » Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:00 pm

Porco Rosso (1992)

i have
princess mononoke [1997]
spirited away [2001]
howls moving castle [2004]
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Post » Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:03 pm

ponyo is more cutesy than the rest but good imaginative story with some epic visuals. hobb v2 and v3 will dig it once the english dub is released
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Post » Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:08 pm

Speaking of films for kids, thoughts on Coraline? I've pushed it on a few parent-friends and their spawn all love it.

When I have kids they will be raised on an exclusive diet of Gaiman and Miyazaki, no modern Disney crap.

All the best kid's stories have a dark side. Simple truth.
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Post » Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:14 pm

i plan on abducting a random kid from the street so it wont seem weird for me to go see where the wild things are
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Post » Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:16 pm

Only seen Spirited Away from that list. Was good, will check out some of the others then.
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Post » Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:18 pm

I'd say that at least the first few days of Where the Wild Things Are screening will mostly be nostalgic adults, myself amongst them. Just avoid weekend matinees.

I've been tracking this for ages, looks sweet.
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Post » Thu Aug 13, 2009 2:13 pm

Seen:
princess mononoke [1997] - great movie, very original.
spirited away [2001] - probably my favourite of the lot due to the sheer creativity - so refreshing and original and well animated.
howls moving castle [2004] - Wasnt bad but found it a bit kiddy for my liking. Yeah they are all kiddie in a way - hell they're cartoons, and while this did have some darker elements, it didnt really float my boat.
Gr-ave of the Fireflies (Ghibli, but not Miyazaki), - Amazing movie and highly depressing/moving
My Neighbor Totoro - awesome little movie, scores big on the originality stakes yet again, superb animation as usual.

Havent seen:
lupin III - the castle of cagliostro [1979]
nausicaa of the valley of the winds [1984]
ponyo on the cliff [2009] - when it becomes available
Castle in the Sky,
Kiki's Delivery Service
Porco Rosso

Of those i havent seen, sort of didnt bother as im not a fan of dated animation to which these sort of looked a bit oldschool for my personal tastes. Reckon they're wortth checking? If so, why? (kind of know why aka the ones i have seen, but keen to hear regardless)

Btw anyone seen earthsea by his son (i believe)?
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Post » Thu Aug 13, 2009 2:15 pm

Miyazaki is mad, i first saw Spirited Away about 5 years ago and was very impressed, i mean i am familiar with anime, but was sick of the stereotypical tentical stuff etc. Then i saw Howls' and i cought the majority of Porco on SBS one night during their Miyazaki moth they usualy have once or twice a year. Thanks for the list, will defo check the others out now.
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Post » Thu Aug 13, 2009 2:20 pm

Mononoke is an all time anime fav

nausicaa is also win++ :)

The schonell theatre at UQ showed a bunch of Ghibli stuff a while back which was cool to see the flicks on the big screen
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Post » Thu Aug 13, 2009 2:38 pm

if you like originality then nausicaa is a must see movie
i don't think it looks all that dated, even today
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Post » Thu Aug 13, 2009 6:21 pm

ghibli also did a take on Ursula Le Guin's Earthsea Series.
I think it's called Tales from Earthsea or something.. it's miyazaki's son, and it's pretty good, and close enough to the storyline for a single feature film for my liking.

And yea... ++ to this thread, great movies. I havent enjoyed ponyo as much as the rest btu still pretty good :)
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Post » Sun Aug 16, 2009 10:49 am

Picked up a copy of Ponyo on DVD last night and watched it - very kiddy, like howl's moving castle, but the originality and sheer awesomeness of the hand-drawn animation was as good as ever. Always feel refreshed after watching one of SG's movies.
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Post » Wed Aug 19, 2009 7:53 pm

i have a gibli collection with mostly miyazaki, and i have to say he is still the only artist who can consistently convince me to watch anime
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Post » Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:57 am

So downloaded a pack containing like kiki's delivery service, norsicaa etc, keen to check these few i havent yet seen out.

I really really liked Ponyo. It was totally kiddy, but i think just the quality of the hand-drawn animation in regards to water was just fucking amazing.
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Post » Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:57 am

i like kiki, yes its very childish but that innocence is an ongoing theme for him

i have to admit too, that ive seen some of the inspirations for his characters in japan. there was this one old homeless dude in fukuoka who could have been a carbon copy for the old craggy faced characters, including warts and flowers in the hat. only wish i had time to get a pic to prove ...
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Post » Fri Aug 28, 2009 12:16 pm

If you'd spent less time sniffing the blood-stained panties you bought from the vending machine you would have been able to catch this most memorable of moments. FU++
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Post » Fri Aug 28, 2009 2:43 pm

actually it was more astonishment ... i was all like "wtf???" standing there in my suit looking stylish, svelte and admittedly somewhat less than my usual level of sophistication (only because i was gawking) all "wtf omg the fugu i had for dinner last night is kicking in and this is like a death vision or something" and then "wtf ... is he magic its like hes invisible to these japanese" and then finally he ambled away. but hey, for an ambler he moved pretty quickly. coincidentally some schoolgirls started squatting in my line of sight and it was old guy or white panties ...

ps the picture is still clear in my mind if that helps any
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