Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Hayao Miyazaki


"Anyone familiar with Miyazaki’s astonishing body of work will recognize in that answer one of the central themes of his films: the tension between a simpler way of life — where one looks up words in old fashioned dictionaries — and the relentless drive of technological progress." - Adam B. Vary

His films are so beautiful.

5 comments:

Shelley said...

Makes me think I should watch more children's cartoons. His wikipedia entry makes me think he is someone I would like to know and is quite interesting about current issues as well.

Yuko Jones said...

I grew up watching his films, and he will be greatly missed in Japanese film industry. His work encompasses many challenging issues our society face today (like environmental issues). He did this so beautifully.

Gam Kau said...

We are lucky to have his films to enjoy even after his retirement; they truly are timeless.
I had only recently put a collection of his dvds in the charity shop donation bag and now I've dug it out again so I can watch all his films again.

Stephen Andrew said...

I'm not familiar with his work at all...I'll need to find them! Which one should I start with?

Gam Kau said...

They are easily found Stephen; usually in the kids section. Try Spirited Away!