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 […]
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, an 1984 film based on a 12th century Japanese folktale, is one of Hayao Miyazaki’s most important works that a lot of people in the West haven’t even heard about. In this episode we sat down with independent cinema expert Flick Beckett (who has just seen the film […]
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.