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ChavezSpeakstheTruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:11 PM
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Princess Nausicaa and the Valley of the Wind. Ahhh I am in peace!
Miyazaki is THE man.
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:13 PM
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1. Damn you!
I still need to see that film... However I did see his earlier work, "My Neighbors: the Yamadas".
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ChavezSpeakstheTruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:16 PM
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2. Dupe
Edited on Thu Jul-28-05 04:17 PM by ChavezSpeakstheTruth
Sorry
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ChavezSpeakstheTruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:17 PM
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3. Nausicaa was his 1st and (IMO) his best piece. Though Spirited Away is my
Edited on Thu Jul-28-05 04:17 PM by ChavezSpeakstheTruth
all time favorite film. I skipped school one day when I was 12 and watched HBO all day. They played what I later learned was the much butchered American release of Nausicaa. I happened to tape it. Butchered or not it was unlike anything I had ever seen. 5 Years later when I saw Akira I knew there was something going on that, as an American, I was unable to be exposed to. Now we have the pristine original work in all it's glory!
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:20 PM
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4. I also think Castle of Cagliostro is good, too
It's also Miyazaki-san's directorial debut.
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ChavezSpeakstheTruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:23 PM
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5. Yes
But Nausicaa was based on his epic, groundbreaking manga.

I must say that Castle of Cagliostro is the only Miyazaki film I haven't seen - other than his current Howl's Moving Castle.
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jandrok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:39 PM
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6. "Howl" rocks! We caught it on the big screen.
Awesome!

Also picked up "Nausicaa" earlier this year, along with "Porco Rosso" and "The Cat Returns".

Miyazaki is a genuis.
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ChavezSpeakstheTruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:41 PM
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7. Have you seen Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away?
They are his finest 2
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jandrok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 09:11 PM
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8. Oh yeah. We bought "Spirited" as soon as it came out.
Still need to pick up "Mononoke", though. We also liked "Castle in the Sky". We also have "My Neighbor Totoro", which might be my all-time favorite.

You need to get "Howl" when it comes out on DVD, or better yet, see it on the screen if it's playing in your town. His movies look FANTASTICin a theater.
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seemunkee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 09:15 PM
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9. The library here had the butchered Nausicaa.
I need to see the new release.
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 12:56 PM
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11. That's why usually, dubbing sucks.
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Bark Bark Bark Donating Member (572 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 09:28 PM
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10. Indeed
Edited on Thu Jul-28-05 10:18 PM by Bark Bark Bark
Despite a moment of DMRS (Disneyesque Magical Resurrection Syndrome), Nausicaa is a stunning picture. A third-generation untranslated video-dub was my introduction to Japanese animation, and I was floored by its intelligence, its intensity, its beautiful design work, and its lovely score. (And, as a kid, shocked by its violence, though anyone who's seen more than an hour's worth of anime knows even the horrifying bullet strikes were relatively tame stuff even then. And just imagine a Star Blazers fan's introduction to Arrivederci Yamato with no warning about the ending...)

The original "Americanized" version, Warriors Of The Wind, came out a few months after that viewing--and once I saw that I swore I'd never watch an "Americanized" version of anything ever again. (Fortunately, not every anime has been so utterly butchered and hideously dubbed, and my vow has been broken; Full Metal Alchemist is impressing the hell out of me. I still prefer subtitles, though.)

Too bad plans for Nausicaa 2 collasped, but Miyazaki's manga version of Nausicaa goes far, far beyond the film. It's a true masterpiece, and it's decently translated. I highly recommend it to all.

Strangely enough, I haven't seen any other Miyazaki film (aside from those pieces of Castle of Cagliostro that were used to create the Dragon's Lair-style arcade videogame Cliff Hanger).

I'll have to start remedying that immediately.
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