Sunday, February 13, 2011

Spirited Away

This weekend I had a best time ever enjoying a movie with my husband (besides Just Go With It) called  Spirited Away  (千と千尋の神隠し).  The movie blew me away by its rich visuals, wide imaginations, and touching atmosphere. 

I would definitely call this movie a work of art. You can see the rich colors and details of the architectures, the living beings, the eye sights, etc..You feel the liveliness; the world seems so real and you feel like you are living in it. I was "spirited away" by the movie when I was watching it.

But apart from that, the movie made me think of Alice in Wonderland. They are both telling stories about a young girl tapped in a mythical world, who must find the inner strength to survive. But it's not just that, I also found the characters are similar, including the bad queens who were in charge of the mythical world. ( Though I love both of their make-ups, hair and clothing styles. I mean, they are both pretty arty.)

Since I was a little girl, I always appreciated Hayao Miyazaki and his works. You can even say I am his fan in a certain sense. He has this wildest imagination that he always has good themes and lessons behind his movies. For example, the main themes for this movie are to work hard, and always remember who you are. Besides those themes, he also has some messages about being green. 
I was very glad to have been able to go to his Ghibli Museum in Tokyo years ago. I was able to see his sketches, recreated props from the movies and how they made the films. I had a great time and it was so much fun. I hope he can keep creating magic moments and bringing his visions to audiences around the globe.

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  1. this is a great post! its good to know another Miyazaki fan!

  2. Thanks! It took me a while to compose this entry you know ;)


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