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Ah, but My Neighbour Tortoro is simply magical, but then again so is most Miyazaki. I often find that the first time I watch it I get something in my eye for long periods.

I think the most amazing thing is how he creates evocative mythologies that you think you know but are based on nothing except his own exquisite imagination. What is the significance of holding an umbrella ? It is used as a signifier in many of his films, usually for silent characters. Yet what does it mean?

The Catbus? An instant childhood classic idea, yet what created it? In spirited Away the flooded land is a signifier of something and you can see it is a recurrent theme : Again; it is clearly a touchstone within ourselves because it is so evocative, the sight of it pulls at us (or me and I presume others or he would not use it).

We will miss him, he was more important than Disney in creating a language of childhood

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Mar 11th, 2015 at 06:02:17 PM EST
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