Here at Moon Rabbit we’re obviously very interested in mysterious flying islands. No wonder this is part 3 of our three-part mini-series exploring the world of Tenku no Shiro Rapyuta, or as it’s known outside of Japan, Castle in the Sky. In our previous episodes, we covered the story origins of this film and then […]
Welcome to Moon Rabbit, a podcast about the mythologies that inform the stories we love to watch. This is episode 2 of our three-episode mini-arc exploring the world of Tenku no Shiro Rapyuta, or Castle in the Sky, the classic Miyazaki masterpiece. In the previous episode, we covered why this film is not the simplistic, […]
Welcome back to the Moon Rabbit podcast, where we explore the hidden layers of film storytelling. And today we’re entering the world of Tenku no Shiro Rapyuta, or Castle in the Sky, or — in countries where the complete title is allowed to be said — Laputa: Castle in the Sky; one of the early […]
Studio Ghibli’s films exist across a wide spectrum of stories and genres, and much has been said about the characters and the storytelling – something I myself have been heavily involved with for the past ten years. But there’s one thing that connects Studio Ghibli films that I’ve felt for a long time is a […]
Most people who write about Studio Ghibli films interpret them through a Western lens. But if you want to fully understand the stories Hayao Miyazaki tells, you have to take into account the unique context of his upbringing, his connection to Japanese culture and mythology, and how he reacts to the society around him. My new free guide gives pointers for all major Studio Ghibli films to help you go deeper in the works this master craftsman of the moving image.