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i have recently watched, Arrietty
Arrietty is The Borrowers (in fact many cinemas are calling it just that) Tiny people live under the floorboards of a house where a young boy with a heart condition is gathering some much needed rest before his impending risky operation. They hide themselves from us humans waiting until night to sneak into our homes and ‘Borrow’ the things we wont miss, like sugar cubes and tissues. The majority of the fun in this film comes from watching the tiny borrowers clamber around the shelves using string to rappel off cupboards. It is a quite fun movie to watch and will remain one of my favorites.
Well I have now watched all the Studio Ghibli films i can get my hands on. I am going to start reading Meg Rosoff’s How I Live Now!
Also, does anyone have anything to recommend for me to watch next?
Princess Mononoke (dir. Hayao Miyazaki, 1997) ****
Warrior Prince, Ashitaka, receives a cursed wound off of a dying god, having to travel west into the forbidden forests in search of the Deer god, a god who may be able to remedy Ashitaka’s injury, the young prince encounters a war between men and the gods of the forest in Hayao Miyazaki’s adventure filled epic.
I have just watched the last of the Ghibli films I had access to, hopefully I’ll be able to watch more in the future! It was fantastic and really exciting!
Howl’s Moving Castle (dir. Hayao Miyazaki, 2004) *****
An amazing masterpiece from Hayao Miyazaki, the film follows Sophie, who, after meeting the mysterious wizard Howl, is transformed into a ninety year old woman by the wicked witch of the Waste, in order to try and lift the curse, Sophie finds herself on an incredible journey with Howl on his moving castle.
This is an amazing film, i just watched it today! x
Kiki’s Delivery Service (dir. Hayao Miyazaki, 1989) ****
Kiki, a thirteen year old witch in training, and her cat, Jiji, leave home for a new town, not able to do many spells and unsure what her witching talent could be, Kiki sets up a courier service, delivering goods on her broomstick, in Miyazaki’s delightful film.
This film was amazing!