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Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Howl's Moving Castle

Went to see the latest Miyazaki offering last night. It was just what I was hoping for, and although the ending was a little bumpy, overall, I really enjoyed it. I think my favorite part was when Sofi's cleaning messed up Howl's arrangement of stuff in the bathroom and he ended up with the wrong stuff on his hair, convinced it had made him hideous. He cries out, "I don't want to live if I can't be beautiful!" and throws himself down in a chair and proceeds to start to melt. The other characters wonder if he's really going to die, and Sofi says that no, it's just a little temper tantrum. I can't explain why it was so endearing just now, but it was. It was such a prototypical goth moment.

I'm really enjoying the Disney dubs of the Miyazaki movies. They're getting real talent to voice the characters, so though you lose a little, it's nice to have these movies accessible to a young audience in America.


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