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Miyazakiworld: A Life in Art

Miyazakiworld: A Life in Art

"When I imagine what it would be like to see a brand-new, never before seen color, I imagine I would feel similarly to how I feel watching the films of Hayao Miyazaki. For anyone who has loved him and his work as dearly as I have, this book is a chance to spend a little bit more time wrapped up in the worlds he has created. With each chapter dedicated to one of his eleven films, these analyses offer fresh points of view as well as a glimpse of the man behind the masterpieces."

Audrey S.

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Author Susan Napier
Publisher Yale University Press
Publication Date 2018-09-04
Section Film / New Hardcover - Nonfiction / All Staff Suggestions / Non-Fiction Suggestions / Audrey S.
Type New
Format Hardcover
ISBN 9780300226850

The story of filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki's life and work, including his significant impact on Japan and the world

A thirtieth‑century toxic jungle, a bathhouse for tired gods, a red‑haired fish girl, and a furry woodland spirit—what do these have in common? They all spring from the mind of Hayao Miyazaki, one of the greatest living animators, known worldwide for films such as My Neighbor TotoroPrincess MononokeSpirited AwayHowl’s Moving Castle, and The Wind Rises.
Japanese culture and animation scholar Susan Napier explores the life and art of this extraordinary Japanese filmmaker to provide a definitive account of his oeuvre. Napier insightfully illuminates the multiple themes crisscrossing his work, from empowered women to environmental nightmares to utopian dreams, creating an unforgettable portrait of a man whose art challenged Hollywood dominance and ushered in a new chapter of global popular culture.

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