Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Hayao Miyazaki (Online Filmmaker Archive)

 Stephanie Abramowitz's introduction to Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Gihbli

"Creating animation means creating a fictional world. That world soothes the spirit of those that are disheartened and exhausted from dealing with the sharp edges of reality." - Hayao Miyazaki

Miyazaki is one of the world's most respected and popular filmmakers, he has a unique philosophy (or politics if you prefer) that I admire, and watching this excellent documentary I realized his films & ideas have had a profound affect on the way I think.

Pay attention to the way the authors introduce outside sources into their discussion of Miyazaki's films and themes that run throughout his body of work, notice how they use these outside sources to extend their thoughts and build credibility, its a brilliant example of writing about film (or any subject)

Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

Castle in the Sky (1986)

My Neighbor Totoro (1988) 

Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)

Porco Rosso (1992)

Princess Mononoke (1997)

Spirited Away (2001)

Howl's Moving Castle (2004)

Ponyo (2008)

The Wind Rises (2013)

Miyazaki's are only available on HBO Max if you have that service or you would have to buy the streaming film rights for 11.99. Miyazaki's films are some of the most incredible animated films and any of them are available to you for a response (even the ones without a linked resource archive), but I understand that some of you need to keep expenses down, so I will offer some alternative animated films on other services:

Akira (Japan: Katsuhiro Otomo, 1988)

April and Extraordinary World (France/Canada/Belgium: Franck Ekinci and Christian Desmares, 2015)

Flee (Denmark: Jonas Poher Rasmussen, 2021) 

The Garden of Words (Japan: Makoto Shinkai, 2013)

Ghost in the Shell (Japan: Mamoru Oshii, 1995)

Kubo and the Two Strings (USA/Japan: Travis Knight, 2016)

Millennium Actress (Japan: Satoshi Kon, 2001)

Paprika (Japan: Satoshi Kon, 2006) 

Perfect Blue (Japan: Satoshi Kon, 1997)

Persepolis (France/USA: Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi, 2007)

The Secret of Kells (Ireland: Tomm Moore, 2009)

Song of the Sea (Ireland: Tomm Moore, 2014)

Tekkonkinkreet (Japan: Michael Arias, 2006)

Tokyo Godfathers (Japan: Satoshi Kon, 2003)

Waking Life (USA: Richard Linklater, 2001)

Waltz with Bashir (Israel: Ari Forman, 2008)

Weathering With You (Japan: Makoto Shinkai, 2019)

Wolfwalkers (Ireland: Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart, 2020)

Your Name (Japan: Makoto Shinkai, 2017)

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