03/11/2005: "Spirited Away"
OH MAW GAWD! I saw the *best* anime ever last night, Hayao Miyazaki's film "Spirited Away". It was gorgeous, bizarre, and full of wonderful messages...all around breathtaking really! It pretty much blew me away.
Has anyone else seen this film? I mean, I know it won a ton of awards but I'm curious to know if other artists were as impressed as I was. There were frames so beautiful I kept thinking that creating this movie would be the equivalent of painting thousands and thousands of individually gorgeous pieces. Robert Ebert wrote in his review "Not fond of computers, he (Miyazaki) draws thousands of frames himself, and there is a painterly richness in his work."
So true, it was humbling and inspiring. In fact, it was exactly what I needed to experience going into this weekend and all the work *I* need to do. Rather than feeling down and overwhelmed, I feel the joo joo again!
Thank you thank you thank you Miyazaki!