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Film 4 [Aug. 12th, 2006|08:22 pm]
Tony Grist
Film 4 used to be a subscription channel. Now it's Free!

Only thing is, they show adverts. Movies ought not to be broken up with ads. 

Sky movies are running a snide campaign saying, but our movies aren't broken up with ads.  That's true, but they're not  Free either.

And another thing, All you get on Sky is Hollywood dross. You don't get  things llike the current Studio Ghibli season.

We just watched My NeighbourTotoro. Miyazaki's movies are so well observed. The way children move, the way water shines as it drops over a weir, the quality of light on a summer's evening. MNT is a lovely story, but it's also a prolonged exercise in contemplation. 

I can cope with the ads. I just talk over them. Talk about what an amazing artist Miyazaki is.
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[User Picture]From: qos
2006-08-12 08:24 pm (UTC)
The detail I remembr from Totoro is the dirt on the bottom of the girl's bare feet as she is lifted up in an embrace. Wow! I thought. I would not have thought of a detail like that.

My first Miyazaki was the Lupin III movie The Castle of Cagliostro, which remains a favorite. It beautifully combines the key elements of the tv series with classic fairy-tale adventure motifs. Lovely fun.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-08-13 04:26 pm (UTC)
One thing that struck me was the scene where the older kid is walking along on her knees with her ankles grasped in her hands. Just the sort of gratuitous thing kids do- but I don't think I've ever seen it on celluloid before.

My first Miyazaki was Spirited Away. It's still my favourite- but Totoro runs it close.
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-08-13 10:46 am (UTC)
My Neighor Totoro is one of my favorite movies. I have it on DVD, and when I'm feeling low I watch it.

Have you seen Spirited Away? It's a wonderful fairytale.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-08-13 04:27 pm (UTC)
I love Spirited Away.
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[User Picture]From: jackiejj
2006-08-13 10:48 am (UTC)
LJ didn't log me in.

I was talking about Miyazaki.

Jackie
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