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2 items from 2016


‘The Oa’: Brit Marling Reveals How ‘Princess Mononoke’ Influenced Her Character

20 December 2016 8:16 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

This past Friday, Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij released a “surprise” Netflix series entitled “The Oa,” about a young woman named Prairie Johnson (played by Marling), who resurfaces after having been missing for seven years, calls herself The Oa, and can see, even though she was blind prior to her disappearance. In a new interview with the New York Times, Marling discusses several influences on “The Oa” and the character of Prairie, including Hayao Miyazaki’s “Princess Mononoke.”

Read More: ‘The Oa’ Review: Brit Marling’s Secret Netflix Series Is an Admirably Ambitious Letdown

Hayao Miyazaki’s female characters are always very developed and layered,” she says. “San, the wolf princess, and Lady Eboshi, the ruler of Irontown, are vivid portraits of women. They have a ferocity and complexity to them that I often see in women in the real world but not as often onscreen.”

Marling also cited other influences, »

- Vikram Murthi

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‘The Oa’: Brit Marling Reveals How ‘Princess Mononoke’ Influenced Her Character

20 December 2016 8:16 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

This past Friday, Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij released a “surprise” Netflix series entitled “The Oa,” about a young woman named Prairie Johnson (played by Marling), who resurfaces after having been missing for seven years, calls herself The Oa, and can see, even though she was blind prior to her disappearance. In a new interview with the New York Times, Marling discusses several influences on “The Oa” and the character of Prairie, including Hayao Miyazaki’s “Princess Mononoke.”

Read More: ‘The Oa’ Review: Brit Marling’s Secret Netflix Series Is an Admirably Ambitious Letdown

Hayao Miyazaki’s female characters are always very developed and layered,” she says. “San, the wolf princess, and Lady Eboshi, the ruler of Irontown, are vivid portraits of women. They have a ferocity and complexity to them that I often see in women in the real world but not as often onscreen.”

Marling also cited other influences, »

- Vikram Murthi

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2 items from 2016


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