Hayao Miyazaki’s body of work in animation is so relevant, and his last entry “The Wind Rises” one of the most perfect ode’s to an author’s career I have seen on cinema.
This is not a Hayao Miyazaki joint. I repeat, this is not a Hayao Miyazaki joint. Not to put a slight against Goro Miyazaki, director of From Up on Poppy Hill and son of Hayao, but a warning of sorts. I feel everyone I talk to about this film has
Studio Ghibli has a magic touch when it comes to these types of films. From Up On Poppy Hill is the sweet, small story of a couple kids in the midsts of young flirtation when suddenly they might be related. Meanwhile, their school is fighting to preserve a history building they all
Though already a heralded name within the print/art collector community, Mondo has quickly become one of the most prolific names in the limited edition vinyl soundtrack game.
The quality of the animation was quite astonishing – the level of detail was marvelous, the rendering of the 60s and 80s was distinct not only in pertinent period paraphernalia, but also by creating two very different atmospheres for the narrative’s present and past arcs. A lot was achieved through the use of color and its saturation to distinguish the portions of the story not only on the time axis, but also providing them with a different emotional charge. Isao Takahata as both the director, and screenwriter, has produced a subtle story with universal appeal, quiet and subdued, and truly very memorable.
This weekend the latest Studio Ghibli flick is released upon the American masses. We here at Screen Invasion are big fans of the studio’s previous work, and have done a few articles praising their work before. The Secret World of Arrietty is the latest adaptation of the classic novel series
This animated film itself is like a wave, a wave of nostalgia, that is. World of adolescence opens up, and adults are magically reminded what they cared about as children, and why they cared so much. The subdued quiet quality, yet high precision of the animation work makes the experience almost tangible.
The UK trailer for Studio Ghibli’s take on The Borrowers, named Arrietty, has arrived and it looks absolutely gorgeous. The film, from the studio that brought us movies like Howl’s Moving Castle and Ponyo, tells the story of a family of little people and the one girl fascinated by the