#9 Howl’s Moving Castle

January 26, 2017

Kate finishes Miyazaki month with Howl’s Moving Castle by talking about themes of beauty in all its forms. Subjective always, beauty is judged inward and outward in conscious and subconscious ways. Kate digs in deep of our perceptions of beauty and how it changes, evolves and effects the world around us.

 

Sources:

Book vs. Film video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvvQn2psfL8

Hayao Miyazaki’s 50 Recommended Children’s Books: https://www.librarything.com/list/6990/all/Hayao-Miyazakis-50-Recommended-Childrens-Books

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder phrase http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/beauty-is-in-the-eye-of-the-beholder.html

Definition of Beauty: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beauty

100 years of beauty video: https://youtu.be/LTp9c9bsY_Q

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#8 Castle In The Sky

January 19, 2017

Kate continues Miyazaki month with the first film to come from Studio Ghibli, Castle in the Sky. This episode talks about the history of Studio Ghibli and poses a new film theory that Castle in the Sky is an allegory for genealogy or the search of your ancestral roots.

 

Sources:

IMDB Trivia on Castle in the Sky: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092067/trivia?ref_=tt_trv_trv

Studio Ghibli history: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Studio_Ghibli

Highest grossing films in Japan: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_highest-grossing_films_in_Japan

Study on memories passed down in DNA: http://www.nature.com/articles/nn.3594.epdf?referrer_access_token=9XLm27A8J_adXknih_VkmNRgN0jAjWel9jnR3ZoTv0MLhU4y4LZkONbbyIJwg8aP95fxT3WZmPpkBGiHfLfX0yfM79Am0xNBgmHVATzMsEw

Telegraph article on memories in DNA: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/10486479/Phobias-may-be-memories-passed-down-in-genes-from-ancestors.html

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#7 Princess Mononoke

January 13, 2017

Kate continues Miyazaki month with Princess Mononoke. This episode is full of trivia on why it took this box-office recording breaking Japanese hit 2 years to come to the United States as well as taking deep diving on the themes of this mature movie. Themes in this episode are: infections of rage and hate, the whole damn world is cursed, two sides to every story, being small, stupid and worrying about your survival is a pre-curser to war, and not to fear the god of life and death.

 

Sources:

Princess Mononoke IMDB Trivia: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119698/trivia?ref_=tt_trv_trv

Film theorists Do you know movies? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4AmPuzEaYY

Miramax Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miramax

Dogma IMDB Trivia: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120655/trivia?ref_=tt_trv_trv

AP article stating it was Fahrenheit 9/11 that broke up Weinstein http://archive.boston.com/ae/movies/articles/2010/01/29/miramax_offices_close_disney_says_brand_continues/

No Asshole Rule: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_No_Asshole_Rule

If you meet the Buddha on the road https://fractalenlightenment.com/26323/spirituality/if-you-meet-the-buddha-on-the-road-kill-him

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#6 Spirited Away

January 5, 2017

Kate begins Miyazaki Month with Japan’s highest grossing film of all time, Spirited Away. In this episode Kate talks about braving a new adventure, taking part in the world around you, helping others is a way of showing your toughness, what’s in a name, cleansing, the power of remembering and how you can handle it when things are new and unknown.

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