I just got done researching and writing about my favorite filmmaker and animator, Hayao Miyazaki.
If you don't know already, he is a Japanese filmmaker. His most recent movie, shown in the US this August, was Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea.
Anyway, I love his stuff because it reminds me of being a child, is magical, creative yet complex. Whenever I watch his stuff, all my worries melt away and I am immersed in a new, far more exciting world. I could go on and on.
My favorite film of his is either Spirited Away or My Neighbor Totoro. Totoro mainly because it was my first Miyazaki movie from when I was 7-8, and Spirited Away because it is...well, amazing!
What's your favorite Miyazaki movie?
No one? Screw religion and politics...let's talk about happy things...like....Hayao Miyazaki. ;D And, big flying owl-cat things called Totoros...flying castles...things we can't fight over that will totally bring world peace. :nod:
oooo oo When is Ponyo coming out on DVD? I thought that movie was so cute!
And one of my favs is Whisper of the Heart. That one I love to watch when I need some inspiration for writing or just feeling down that one is great to watch
No he didn't direct it but did write it...The way they left it too they could so make another one after it, continuing the story
And YAY March!!! I can't wait to get it either.
I also like The Cat Returns...that was by him wasn't it? Oh And Kiki's Delivery Service
I did see the Cat Returns and I think it was by his son who is also a filmmaker of sorts. I enjoyed it to, as well as Kiki. I also love Howl's Moving Castle...heck, all of them.
Oh, so he wrote Whisper of the Heart? Then I definitely need to see it. ^_^ THanks for telling me. I'll need to add it to my article as it was the one movie I wasn't sure to include in my list.
Go for it...I actually have a hub about that movie too if you want to check it out and see what to add to yours...
Damn girl, I'm all over this topic.
I like Miyazaki at his most complex, detailed, and story-driven. Ponyo, while adorable as f-ck, did not quite fill this criteria for me (and of course, being that its allegedly his last movie, I was hugely disappointed).
My favorites come down to 3: Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, and Princess Mononoke. I can't choose one over any other, but if you forced me at gunpoint it would be Spirited Away.
Like Totoro, Ponyo was geared to be more of a family film---sure, a few comments on humanity and environmentalism, but like he mentioned somewhere, he wanted something family-friendlier.
Loved it as a change, as I am a big Totoro fan, but I can see, since your favs are what they are, that Ponyo probably wouldn't be in the top. ^__^
Porco Rosso is also a more adult, complicated one...probably more so in a different way than Mononoke. Dunno if you have seen it.
Glad to see other fans.
I haven't seen the new one yet, but I want to. As for my favorite it would have to be Princess Mononoke (did I spell that right? it's been awhile since I've seen it.) It was such a good movie and really hit the point of environmental importance, in my mind anyway.
I finally have seen Princess Mononoke a few months back. very intersting storyline and great characters! very nice!
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