After watching Totoro over again and over again the last thee days, it seems that Miyazaki’s iconic masterpiece has become my daugther’s new favourite film. I’m quite possibly the luckiest dad in the entire world.
It's not often I watch a movie to it's entire end and very last frame, but this time I did. Mid-way through the end credits I just had to close my eyes, listen to the music, and just reflect on what I had witnessed. It hit me hard and left me speechless and teary-eyed. I don't even know if they were happy or sad tears. A little bit of both I guess.
Romantic, soulful, witty, bittersweet and smart, Spike Jonze's…
A must-see for any lover of Cinema!
...and hats. Lots of hats.
The iconic opening dream sequence pictures Tom's hat blowing to the ground where it rests momentarily before it being blown along a path in the woods at Miller's Crossing - a place at which pivotal events take place. It's a dream that haunts Tom - the central character of Miller's Crossing. Later on in the film the camera will rest upon so many hats that I stopped counting!…