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For fans of sweet, sincere, emotionally evocative fantasy, it was hard to imagine a better match-up than fantasy great Diana Wynne Jones and Japanese filmmaking great Hayao Miyazaki. The two came together like chocolate in peanut butter for 2004’s Howl’s Moving Castle, Miyazaki’s beautifully animated adaptation of Jones’ book of the same name. As part of the Gene Siskel Film Center’s “Castles In The Sky” film retrospective, dedicated to the work of Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, and their contemporaries at Japan’s famed Studio Ghibli, The A.V. Club’s Tasha Robinson will be introducing the film »
Howl’S Moving Castle (Studio Ghibli)
Stars: (Japanese) Chieko Baisho, Takuya Kimura, Akihiro Miwa, Tatsuya Gashuin, Ryunosuke Kamiki, Haruko Kato. (English) Emily Mortimer, Christian Bale, Jean Simmons, Lauren Bacall, Billy Crystal, Josh Hutcherson, Blythe Danner | Written by Diana Wynne Jones & Hayao Miyazaki | Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
“From the creators of Spirited Away and Ponyo and available for the first time on Blu-ray in stunning high-definition comes the masterpiece Howl’S Moving Castle. Directed by the Oscar®-winning Hayao Miyazaki, Howl’S Moving Castle is set in a magical world of wizardry and spells. Follow the adventures of Sophie and her incredible odyssey to lift a witch’s curse, whilst being swept off her feet by the handsome and mysterious wizard Howl who offers Sophie refuge in his magical moving castle. Based on the popular book by British author Diana Wynne Jones. The English language version features the voices of Jean Simmons, »
- Baron Fornightly
?The caliber of work being done on television these days is incredible, and our director nominees in each category are an indispensable element to the success of every project — establishing and enhancing the vision and tone, eliciting outstanding performances and furthering the narrative arc through their creative choices,? said Hackford. ?That they are able to create excellence regardless of obstacles like tighter schedules and in an environment in which audiences have more entertainment options to choose from — is a true testament to the importance of directorial skill in television.?
The winners will be announced at the 64th Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles.
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- Josh Abraham
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