Monday, February 14, 2022

Princess Mononoke (Japan: Hayao Miyazaki, 1997)

Princess Mononoke (Japan: Hayao Miyazaki, 1997: 134 mins)

Neil Gaiman recalls working on the English-language version of Miyazaki’s Princess Mononoke (1997) and realizing that “everything in the film was about consequences of acts and actions: seemingly unrelated events are actually the consequences of other events or actions, and everyone in the film is acting according to what they believe to be their best interests without realizing that what they do affects everyone else.” - source

Any-Mation. "Hayao Miyazaki: The Mind of a Master." (Posted on Youtube: July 16, 2020)

Bond, Lewis. Hayao Miyazaki: The Essence of Humanity. (Posted on Youtube: October 6, 2015)

Freiberg, Freda. "Miyazaki's Heroines." Senses of Cinema #40 (July 2006)

"Imaginary and Fantastic: Hayao Miyazaki Studies." Film Studies for Free (November 25, 2009)

Kraemer, Christine Hoff. "Between the Worlds: Liminality and Self-Sacrifice in Princess Mononoke." Journal of Religion & Film 8.2 (2004)

Napier, Susan Jolliffe. "Miyazakiworld: A Life in Art (Yale University Press, 2018)." New Books in Art (February 8, 2022) ["A thirtieth‑century toxic jungle, a bathhouse for tired gods, a red‑haired fish girl, and a furry woodland spirit—what do these have in common? They all spring from the mind of Hayao Miyazaki, one of the greatest living animators, known worldwide for films such as My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and The Wind Rises. In Miyazakiworld: A Life in Art (Yale UP, 2018), Japanese culture and animation scholar Susan Napier explores the life and art of this extraordinary Japanese filmmaker to provide a definitive account of his oeuvre. Napier insightfully illuminates the multiple themes crisscrossing his work, from empowered women to environmental nightmares to utopian dreams, creating an unforgettable portrait of a man whose art challenged Hollywood dominance and ushered in a new chapter of global popular culture."]

Schnelbach, Leah. "Looking Back at Princess Mononoke after 20 Years." Tor (January 9, 2017)

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