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Ghiblapalooza Episode 6 - Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

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27 Aug 2018 21:08 #280486 by repoman

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28 Aug 2018 10:01 #280487 by Gary Sax
You going back through these reminds me of how fucking *consistently* good these are. I think the only ones I like less than most people are Princess and Howl's Castle, but that's more of a "not to my taste" than "bad."

Is there *any* creator with a higher hit rate than Miyazaki?
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28 Aug 2018 16:40 - 28 Aug 2018 17:08 #280536 by mc
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28 Aug 2018 17:09 #280539 by ChristopherMD
A little side-trivia: There are 2 English dubs for Arrietty as she's voiced by Saoirse Ronan in the UK release and Bridget Mendler in the US.

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28 Aug 2018 17:09 - 28 Aug 2018 17:12 #280540 by ChristopherMD
mc, I accidentally deleted your post. I'm truly sorry. Its only the 2nd time in site history I've done that.

For reference it was about how Spirited Away was the start of Disney doing A-listers for dubs in the 2000's.
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28 Aug 2018 19:40 #280562 by repoman
I'm finding that out Gary. Previous to Gjiblapalooza I had seen maybe 3 or 4 of his films and now we are on the sixth movie, though Graveyard is not a Miyazaki film. All have been really fun, not counting Graveyard because that ain't fun at all.

Some are better than others but I haven't found one that's a stinker yet. And boy do I love his imaginative worlds. Both Castle in the Sky and Nausicaä have really genius settings.
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28 Aug 2018 19:45 #280564 by repoman
Also, I should emphasize how mind blowingly cool it is when she rides on her glider. There is one scene where she emerges from a storm cloud fleeing from the Tolmekians and she is cruising as fast as she can with the cloud just to her right and then the warship emerges from the cloud behind her. That has got to be one of the most striking visuals I have seen in any animated feature.

I think the secret is that Miyazaki's animation really conveys a sense of speed in a totally believable way. Not like normal action sped up. This also struck me in Princess Mononoke when she and the Lady exchange sword/knife attacks.
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28 Aug 2018 21:04 #280574 by trif
The manga series is epic (I think there are about five volumes and the film takes you up to just before the end of the first volume) which is why I think the end of the film is so perfunctory. It's really worth seeking out (it kind of plays out like a Japanese version of Dune.)
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28 Aug 2018 22:51 #280582 by iguanaDitty
I just want to add that the manga is freaking amazing
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29 Aug 2018 03:27 #280590 by mc

ChristopherMD wrote: mc, I accidentally deleted your post. I'm truly sorry. Its only the 2nd time in site history I've done that.

For reference it was about how Spirited Away was the start of Disney doing A-listers for dubs in the 2000's.


2nd time only - I'm honoured!

And yes that was the gist.

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07 Sep 2018 05:57 - 07 Sep 2018 06:01 #281235 by repoman
You know how a couple comments back a couple guys recommended the original manga?

They weren't wrong. Haven't read a comic this good since maybe The Dark Knight. I have to consciously put it down so it won't be over too soon.

(I got a 2 volume hard cover collection for $35)
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07 Sep 2018 11:51 #281261 by ChristopherMD
The manga really is a masterpiece.

All this talk of Ghibli got me watching this anniversary concert last night. It was really good.

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