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Spirited Away [Mar. 31st, 2003|11:17 am]
한국 사람이 아니다
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Spirited Away is spellbinding. It's the most impressive work of art I've seen in animation, and it's about two hours long. Most animated films never seem to last more than 80 minutes. The detail is astounding (especially the little details of Japanese life, and the food! Oh, the food!) The story is enthralling. It so utterly and completely deserved its Oscar; I wonder if it would have been nominated for Best Picture if they didn't have the Animated category. Yes, it's that good. Don't think of it as anime. Think of it as a hell of a ride, and go see it.

This world is not such a terrible place when deserving and important films like Spirited Away and Bowling for Columbine are nominated for and actually win their Oscars for being the best in their categories. Because they are, and they should win is often no guarantee. 2002 was a huge year for the art of filmmaking. Wish I'd realised it while it was happening.
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[User Picture]From: dixiebelle
2003-03-31 11:42 am (UTC)
I wanna see that! Guess I'll go by myself. John's "not into anime"... Maybe I'll show him your mini-review and he'll change his mind.
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[User Picture]From: talonvaki
2003-03-31 11:52 am (UTC)
I am not into Anime per se, either - I want to be, and I wish I was, but there is so much of it that's not well drawn or well-dubbed and I don't know enough to know what the good stuff is.
And I was amazed at this.
So you can tell him that...It has some typical Anime things, but the story and art transcend the genre...

It's like, I'm not into horror/thrillers, but Psycho is more than that...
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[User Picture]From: naughtykitty
2003-03-31 12:06 pm (UTC)
We finally got around to seeing it on saturday. I was just amazing.

There are 3 miyazaki films coming out on dvd in April - Spirited Away, The Castle in the Sky, and Kiki's Delivery Service. IMO Spirited Away if the superior film, the other 2 are quite nice as well.
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[User Picture]From: talonvaki
2003-03-31 12:11 pm (UTC)
When it was over, we just sat there in awe.

I loved the tiny details, like the zipper on the dad's fly, and the fact they were driving an Audi.

Of course, the snack stalls were my favourite of all!

I am seriously considering getting it on DVD...It was stunning.
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