千と千尋の神隠し → Spirited away
“I created a heroine who is an ordinary girl, someone with whom the audience can sympathize. It’s not a story in which the characters grow up, but a story in which they draw on something already inside them, brought out by the particular circumstances. I want my young friends to live like that, and I think they, too, have such a wish”, - Hayao Miyazaki.
Ladies and Gentlemen. The main reason I love Miyazaki and his work with all that my heart offers, made into a brilliant 5 pager.
why miyazaki is a genius
“The concept of portraying evil and then destroying it - I know this is considered mainstream, but I think it is rotten. This idea that whenever something evil happens someone particular can be blamed and punished for it, in life and in politics, is hopeless.” - Hayao Miyazaki
This is amazing, and I love the quote too. The villains in Miyazaki’s films are never truly what they seem. I love that. I wonder though, since this idea of good vs. evil is common in Disney and Pixar films, it is quite possible to admire those films and Miyazaki’s, yes? But true, it’s a brilliant philosophy and I love him for it.
cries miyazaki you’re perfect