Monday, February 14, 2022

Spirited Away (Japan: Hayao Miyazaki, 2001)

Spirited Away (Japan: Hayao Miyazaki, 2001: 125 mins)

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)

Boyd, James W. and Tetsuya Nishimura. "Shinto Perspectives in Miyazaki's Anime Film 'Spirited Away.'" Journal of Religion and Film 8.3 (October 2004)

Ford, Phil, J.F. Martel, and Meredith Michael. "That Ain't Plot: On Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away." Weird Studies (February 15, 2023) ["Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away is one of those rare films that is both super popular and super weird. Rife with cinematic non sequiturs, unforgettable imagery, and moments of horror, it is an outstanding example of a story form that goes all the way back to the myth of Psyche and Eros from Apuleius's Golden Ass, if not earlier. In this type of story, a girl on the cusp of maturity steps into a magical realm where people and things from waking life reappear, draped in the gossamer of dream and nightmare. Musicologist and WS assistant Meredith Michael joins JF and Phil to discuss a strange jewel of Japanese animated cinema."]

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

Haider, Arwa. "The Film That Captures Millennials' Greatest Fear." BBC Culture (April 21, 2021) ["As Hayao Miyazaki's Oscar-winning anime turns 20, Arwa Haider asks why the film's powerful magic still captivates today."]

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

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."]

Odell, Colin and Michelle Le Blanc. "Directors of the Year: Miyazaki Hayao." International Film Guide: 2009. ed. Ian Hadyn Smith. London: Wallflower Press, 2009: 16-22. [Available in BCTC Library: PN1993.3 I544 2009]

Suzuki, Ayumi. "A nightmare of capitalist Japan: Spirited Away." Jump Cut #51 (Spring 2009)

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