Favorite Miyazaki?

Spirited Away   0 votes - 0 %
Princess Mononoke   1 vote - 11 %
Ponyo   0 votes - 0 %
The Wind Rises   0 votes - 0 %
Pokemon   0 votes - 0 %
Howl's Moving Castle   4 votes - 44 %
Star Blazers   1 vote - 11 %
Eight Man   1 vote - 11 %
WIPO   2 votes - 22 %
 
9 Total Votes
freedom isn't free by gzt (2.00 / 0) #1 Tue Mar 11, 2014 at 12:50:48 PM EST
if healthcare were provided by the government, your soul would be empty.

Government help to poor children ruins their souls by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #3 Tue Mar 11, 2014 at 01:01:16 PM EST
Case in point, Paul Ryan.


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WIPO by aphrael (4.00 / 1) #2 Tue Mar 11, 2014 at 12:55:50 PM EST
WIPO: Porco Rosso by nathan (2.00 / 0) #4 Tue Mar 11, 2014 at 03:11:36 PM EST
 

London while sober sounds dreadful. by ammoniacal (4.00 / 1) #5 Tue Mar 11, 2014 at 09:12:21 PM EST
I mean, really, really awful. She should just drink to excess and puke in the gutter like the natives.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

Nah by toxicfur (2.00 / 0) #9 Wed Mar 12, 2014 at 09:00:14 AM EST
I was sober for most of my Londonium adventures (save the LHuSi meetup at the Anchor) and I had a blast. I'd recommend museums as well - the British Museum was fascinating from a "wow, colonizers collect an assload of stuff" perspective. Also, I had a pretty great time trying out some of the walking tours listed in my travel guide (IIRC, I got the Lonely Planet guide? I don't actually remember, though).
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Most of the museums and art galleries are free by jump the ladder (2.00 / 0) #6 Wed Mar 12, 2014 at 05:44:27 AM EST
The Tate Modern is cool for teenagers and the others have world famous collections.

Is Banksy having a show in July? by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #8 Wed Mar 12, 2014 at 08:52:14 AM EST
It would pretty cool to get a selfie with him.


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I'd suggest by gmd (2.00 / 0) #7 Wed Mar 12, 2014 at 08:32:53 AM EST
Spitalfields Market and it's Shoreditch environs (to see the hipsters in their rapidly corporatising environment).

Also, the top secret unofficial UK Troll High Council HQ is worth a visit. Even teetotallers should experience a 'traditional' British pub.

Finally, it goes without saying that she should familiarise herself with the definitive travel guide for Americans visiting the UK...


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WIPO by riceowlguy (4.00 / 2) #10 Wed Mar 12, 2014 at 01:27:28 PM EST
Kiki's Delivery Service, specifically the Disney English dub with Phil Hartmann as the cat.

Also by riceowlguy (4.00 / 1) #11 Wed Mar 12, 2014 at 01:28:06 PM EST
My Neighbor Totoro

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Totoro is sweet by aphrael (4.00 / 1) #14 Fri Mar 14, 2014 at 03:43:25 PM EST
and the cat bus is unforgettable ... but it's very much a young children's movie, which isn't (IMO) where Miyazaki shines.
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Why did I forget that one? by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #12 Wed Mar 12, 2014 at 07:28:29 PM EST
We saw it Saturday night, though I like Spirited Away better.


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Kiki's delivery service by aphrael (2.00 / 0) #13 Fri Mar 14, 2014 at 03:42:53 PM EST
is a surprisingly sweet coming-of-age movie in which the heroine is a girl ... which is very, very unusual; most coming-of-age stories in our culture are male-centric.
If television is a babysitter, the internet is a drunk librarian who won't shut up.
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Not in the Miyazaki canon by riceowlguy (2.00 / 0) #15 Fri Mar 14, 2014 at 03:53:23 PM EST
I mean, maybe you don't count them all as "coming-of-age stories" but a solid majority of the ones I've seen have young female heroines and at at least in part about overcoming adversity, finding oneself, etc. - the usual coming-of-age themes.

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agreed on miyazaki by aphrael (2.00 / 0) #16 Fri Mar 14, 2014 at 03:58:31 PM EST
although really very few of his other movies seem to be as clearly coming-of-age stories. Maybe "Arriety", and arguably "Spirited Away", but otherwise?
If television is a babysitter, the internet is a drunk librarian who won't shut up.
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