Sunday, September 11, 2005

Howl's Moving Castle


Just saw Miyazaki's latest, 'Howl's Moving Castle'. It's just as inventive & imaginative as his previous films, packed full of weird characters & magical scenery.
The title 'character' is wonderful. To see it emerge from the mist & stomp across the countryside is breath-taking.

6 comments:

Alina Chau said...

Yea ... the movie is very magical. Personally, Howl's Castle is my favourite Miyazaki in recent year. The story is very creative. It's very different from the book, but still as good!! I really like the editing, and background transition in the film. It's an innovative used of a porthole. And the age changes on Sopie, how her emotion and her appearances change ... it's very well done. I had a film with characters growth up from infants to a young adults ... it's very challenging to animate same character in different ages. Everytime when they change ages, you need to re-acquaintance with the characters again ... and make sure the characters stay in model at the right age. I am very impressed by how Miyazaki handle Sopie's changes!!
Can't wait for the DVD to release!!

Alina Chau said...

Yea ... the movie is very magical. Personally, Howl's Castle is my favourite Miyazaki in recent year. The story is very creative. It's very different from the book, but still as good!! I really like the editing, and background transition in the film. It's an innovative used of a porthole. And the age changes on Sopie, how her emotion and her appearances change ... it's very well done. I had a film with characters growth up from infants to a young adults ... it's very challenging to animate same character in different ages. Everytime when they change ages, you need to re-acquaintance with the characters again ... and make sure the characters stay in model at the right age. I am very impressed by how Miyazaki handle Sopie's changes!!
Can't wait for the DVD to release!!

Matthew Cruickshank said...

update your Blog!

Matthew Cruickshank said...

update your Blog!

Alina Chau said...

Matt,

Up-date my blog? :)
It has been updated everyday ... almost?! By the way, I up-dated the icon of my porfile too!!

Alina Chau said...

OOoops ... Me being an BIG idiots!! I read the wrong window ... I though this is the message window in my blog. Soooorrry!! Typing something doesn't quite make sense .... feel real bad!

*embarrassing smle* .... too much window open ... trying to multi-task ... Very very sorry. Stupid me!!