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January 01, 2007

Whisper of the Heart - 6

Hayao Miyazaki (Howl's Moving Castle, Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, Kiki's Delivery Service, Castle in the Sky, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Winds) wrote the screen play for this anime, which is a growing up story of a girl who is discovering her love and gift for imagination, reading, and writing. She soon meets the boy of her dre..., well OK, not "of her dreams" but a friend who is also trying to pursue his love of handcrafting violins. True love takes time to develop, when you're not even in high school yet. It is an interesting tale, and won of Miyazaki's most down to earth work (literally:-), but not his best.

1 comment:

SaburoChaos said...

Although not my favorite Miyazaki film (Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away or Kiki's Delivery Service would be that), I think this film is a perfect example of why Miyazaki transcends anime.

This film has a script that most live-action films would kill for. It works not because of gimmickry but because of the characters and the writing.

I wish that he had decided to direct this one. The only thing missing from it are his great compostions and directing talent.