Posts tagged studio ghibli
Posts tagged studio ghibli
"THEY ARE ALL OKAY, and all those things could exist in THE SAME WOMAN. Women shouldn’t be valued because we are strong, or kick-ass, but because we are people. So don’t focus on writing characters who are strong. Write characters who are people."
Studio Ghibli Astrology: What’s your sign?
Studio Ghibli 1985-2013. THANK YOU.
Food in Studio Ghibli films
I don’t want it; I don’t need it.
this scene is even more creepy when you realize Spirited Away was a metaphor for the sex industry in Japan
OH FOR FUCK’S SAKE!
NO IT WASN’T, YOU JACKASSES!
"Totoro’s about dead girls!"
"Spirited Away is about sex!"
You know what I hear?
"Maybe if I make up something that sounds smart, people will think I’m smart, even if it’s a complete fucking lie!”
Hayao Miyazaki is a man of values. He’s a man who believes in the innocence of childhood and has a wonderful imagination. He believes in simplicity, kindness, the beauty of nature, and the old ways. He draws on these beliefs and his personal experiences when he makes movies.
Spirited Away was made for some friends of Miyazaki’s. Specifically, the ten-year-old daughters of some friends he invited to stay at his vacation home. It’s fairly common for Miyazaki to decide that he’s going to make movies targeted at a specific age group. Ponyo is for five-year-olds. Spirited Away is meant for ten-year-old girls, but enjoyed by a much wider audience.
I repeat, SPIRITED AWAY WAS MADE FOR TEN-YEAR-OLD GIRLS.
The bathhouse? Not a brothel. Based on a bathhouse in his home town, which he thought was a place of mystery and wonder when he was a kid. That scene where the bathhouse staff has to clean the polluted river spirit? Based on Miyazaki’s own experiences of a town coming together to clean up a river. This scene? It’s about Chihiro not being greedy, because Chihiro is a positive role-model for ten-year-old girls.
The themes of Spirited Away are courage, strength of character, and individuality. ESPECIALLY individuality. That thing where Yubaba takes away peoples’ names and changes their species? That’s her taking away their individuality. Chihiro’s parents are now pigs, not people. Haku’s name has been shortened so he forgets who he is. When Yubaba changes Chihiro’s name, the only Kanji she leaves spell out “Sen”, the Japanese word for “one thousand”, meaning Chihiro is just another pawn of Yubaba’s, not her own person.
You want to seem cool and intelligent? Talk about the movie’s actual themes. Don’t make up this shock-value bullshit for attention.
You stupid motherfuckers.
FUCKING THANK YOU. I get so fucking sick of this shit, stupid motherfuckers trying to pervert movies by claiming there’s dark twisted themes in films where they don’t exist. How about discussing how Chihiro was offered gold and turned it down because she needed to help Haku instead? She turned down a ton of gold to save a friend. THAT’S SOME PRETTY NOBLE SHIT RIGHT THERE, instead of the fucking brothel lies.
Why isn’t anything ever good enough as it already is?
Depth is one thing, and searching for hidden meaning is fantastic. I love analysis. But trying to find depth by making every goddamn thing a product of your cynicism just gets really fucking old.
Why do we take imaginative worlds and stories and act like all the magic and wonder in them is a result of some sort of mental problem? Why do we take stories about innocence and always turn them into stories about the loss of it? Why do we inject bad into everything good?
Also, I remember reading that Miyazaki himself really dislikes when people make his movies darker than they actually are. He was legitimately upset about the spread of the rumor that My Neighbor Totoro was all a big allegory for death. Conjecture is one thing, but when you change the ENTIRE point of a movie and then spread that like it’s a fact, I feel you’re disrespecting the original work and you should stop.
#i am so sick of that cluttering my dash today #yes there were some subtle messages and themes in this movie #but it wasn’t prostitution #if anything it was about never forgetting who you were #never letting greed or commercialism rule you #and a little bit about how the rapidly-growing urbanization of Japan was pushing away nature and the nature spirits #remember Haku’s river was filled in with concrete to make way for apartments #honestly this is just as bad as all the ‘lol it was a drug trip/coma’ theories
fucking thank you