Beautiful animation for like PG rated pedophilia.
Wow. Covid Quarantine is definitely the time to be watching Miyazaki. This is just as transporting and fun as I remember. The world feels wide open. And I got my mind off all the awfulness for the full runtime.
The music is soothing. The animation is alive. The planes in the heavens is still a knockout shot, but I actually found myself enjoying the plan repair scenes a lot more on this watch. Full of kinetic energy.
And I really…
Holy Hell. That this film could weaponize irony, sweep you up in a spacey drunken dream, and ground your heart to dust without any title cards is just astonishing.
Murneau was a master. I don't really have anything to add to the conversation about this film. I'm just thoroughly impressed.
(Also the poster LB chose for this is wonderful!)
The camera starts out so disinterested. The scenes linger and have nothing to say. It's just people living sad little lives.
Little did I know this was just Tsai placing tiny depressing stones on me. And that by the end, I'd be under a fucking mountain of these characters' private screaming loneliness.