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February 06, 2007

Any movie is better when viewed on a Mac laptop

I recently saw the movie 'Spirited Away', from the makers of Totoro, etc. I loved it. It's a very sweet Japanese anime movie, just right if you want a weird, lightly spooky movie with Japanese cultural references and lots of strange characters. The part that I really loved, though, was the very courageous and pure love between the two main characters, a girl and the spirit of a river (in boy form). So beautiful.

Posted by Bahiyyih at February 6, 2007 09:11 AM

I watched that today! I love it! Especially in Japanese with English subtitles. It is much quieter.

My favorite part, beside the sweet love, of course, is when she squashes the bad spell and has to get a cootie shot.


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Posted by: lizzy at February 7, 2007 09:07 PM

Yes! And then the hamster/huge-baby runs up and steps all in the mess and 'has to get a cootie shot' too from the dust balls! That made me laugh- so cute!

Posted by: Bahiyyih at February 8, 2007 10:35 AM

The story also has so much more depth when you watch it with the literal translation rather than the dubbed English. That's true with most of Miyazaki's movies, except Howl's Moving Castle, but I think that was because of the voice actors who really moved the story along.

The title of his next film should be released in March, so that's something to definitely look forward to.

Posted by: Nathan at February 8, 2007 11:07 AM