My Neighbor Totoro (1988) - Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
TRAILER: HAYAO MIYAZAKI’S “THE WIND RISES”
(film footage starts at 1:14, but it’s worth watching the whole thing)
with due respect to GRAVITY, methinks I have a new most-anticipated film of the year. the first film Miyazaki has directed since PONYO, THE WIND RISES will be the legendary storyteller’s first biopic, a reportedly wonderful (if decidedly not kid-friendly) portrait of Jirō Horikoshi, the man responsible for designing the Zero Fighter planes that were used in the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
there’s no information regarding a US release, but i’d bank on the film showing up at TIFF in early September…
(via THE FILM STAGE)
I’m gonna watch this movie whatever it’s about, whenever it comes out.
Yes, I’ve started tracking the “catbus” tag.
Miyazaki's Howl's Moving Castle touches the sublime. - Slate Magazine
This upcoming Sunday is the last of our series of classes on the sublime in film and Howl’s Moving Castle is our last movie. We’ll also show/discuss clips from Wings of Desire, Princess Mononoke, and Spirited Away.
This film and faith class has been more of a challenge to co-lead than the last one we taught (on images of Jesus in film). Still, I’ve enjoyed it.