Sunday, February 23, 2014

The Genius and Wonder of Hayao Miyazaki

This is a man that has spent the majority of his life with his eyes fixed on sheets of paper just inches from his nose, as he brings to life phantasmagorical stories that seem to touch upon an elemental yearning in his audience. "He can come off pessimistic and cynical about modern society," said Unkrich. "I think he's trying to chase a kind of purity, and a way of life and another time, when things maybe weren't so hectic and commercial."

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