Tag: Hayao Miyazaki

October 12, 2022 · 2 comments

Totoro on Stage

Totoro on Stage

By Helen McCarthy. I’ve seen a Catbus live onstage not twenty feet away. I’ve watched Totoro fly over the heads of a packed audience, all gasping, laughing, cheering and entirely caught up in childlike acceptance of magic. I’ve seen the conventionally invisible puppeteers and their rods and strings and wind machines and skill and grace […]

April 26, 2022 · 0 comments

Books: Miyazaki and the Hero’s Journey

Books: Miyazaki and the Hero’s Journey

By Helen McCarthy. A book can be a ground-breaking work of scholarship and still accessible to any intelligent reader. Language capable of being understood by the average well-read media fan is also capable of carrying the most challenging ideas. So, I’m always delighted to read new work that takes its subject and its readers more […]

March 29, 2022 · 0 comments

Future Boy Conan & the Ratings

Future Boy Conan & the Ratings

By Jonathan Clements. In a tongue-in-cheek reminiscence, Yasuhiko Tan, the NHK producer who greenlit Future Boy Conan over dozens of other possible projects, wrote of his interest in the show as if it were a deluded romance. Bewitched by the charms of the original offer, and over-awed by the appearance of the pilot episode, he […]

March 7, 2022 · 0 comments

10 Years with Hayao Miyazaki

10 Years with Hayao Miyazaki

By Helen McCarthy. There are many ways to explore and interrogate an artist’s work. One is through experiencing and analysing the work itself. Another is through contact with the artist, through their recorded or published words or in a face to face interview. One can also look at what others – friends, enemies, competitors, critics, […]

January 18, 2022 · 0 comments

Books: Hayao Miyazaki

Books: Hayao Miyazaki

By Andrew Osmond. Hayao Miyazaki, published to tie in with the current exhibition about the director at the Academy Museum in Los Angeles, is a whopping big book. It’s a true coffee-table tome, a hefty oversized hardback of 288 pages. For some reason, the exhibition’s website claims it’s only 256 pages, but presumably it had […]

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