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Until I actually watched The Wind Rises, I could not believe Hayao Miyazaki was truly retiring.
It isn’t that I refused to believe it. Miyazaki-san may be my favorite filmmaker, and one who I would love to see many more films from, but everything, including great artistic careers, is finite, and that is a fact I can accept. No, what prevented me from truly accepting the notion of Miyazaki’s filmmaking days coming to an end was that he has, simply put, said all this before. His post-Mononoke and post-Spirited Away retirements may not have been as ‘official’ as this one, but his intention to walk away from filmmaking was clear and understandable. In both cases, it was the desire to create that brought him back, the allure of a great idea that led him to make art once more. So while I fully believed Miyazaki was being »
- Jonathan R. Lack
Watch the brand new trailer for Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises.
In The Wind Rises, Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted from a young age and unable to be a pilot, Jiro joins a major Japanese engineering company in 1927 and becomes one of the world’s most innovative and accomplished airplane designers. The film chronicles much of his life, depicting key historical events, including the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, the Great Depression, the tuberculosis epidemic and Japan’s plunge into war. Jiro meets and falls in love with Nahoko, and grows and cherishes his friendship with his colleague Honjo.
Writer and director Hayao Miyazaki pays tribute to engineer Jiro Horikoshi and author Tatsuo Hori in this epic tale of love, perseverance, and the challenges of living and making choices in a turbulent world.
The Wind Rises was released »
- Michelle McCue
Early on in “Thor: The Dark World,” the latest slab of briskly amusing, elaborately inconsequential 3D entertainment from the Disney/Marvel comicbook factory, an evil Dark Elf announces his sinister plan to “unleash the Aether.” What sounds at first like an arcane euphemism for breaking wind turns out to be just another way of stating what you probably already suspected: The megalomaniac of the month is about to activate the latest all-powerful weapon capable of triggering mass annihilation, necessitating yet another intervention by a popular superhero and his ragtag band of sidekicks. Still, as helmed by Alan Taylor, this robust, impersonal visual-effects showpiece proves buoyant and unpretentious enough to offset its stew of otherwise derivative fantasy/action elements.
— Justin Chang
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The Wind Rises
Distributor: Touchstone Pictures
One man’s dream of flight and an entire nation’s dream of technological »
- Variety Staff
The title The Wind Rises comes from a novel of the same name by Tatsuo Hori, who took a line from Paul Valery’s poem, “Le vent se Leve, il faut tenter de vivre” – The wind is rising. We must try to live.
The new poster for The Wind Rises has debuted from Studio Ghibli.
In The Wind Rises, Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted from a young age and unable to be a pilot, Jiro joins a major Japanese engineering company in 1927 and becomes one of the world’s most innovative and accomplished airplane designers.
The film chronicles much of his life, depicting key historical events, including the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, the Great Depression, the tuberculosis epidemic and Japan’s plunge into war. Jiro meets and falls in love with Nahoko, and grows and cherishes his friendship with his colleague Honjo. »
- Michelle McCue
Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki’s “My Neighbor Totoro” is still the movie I first recommend to people who have never seen a Japanese animated movie in their life, and thinks it’s all about alien tentacles raping people and goofy superheroes forming giant robots. Over the years, I’ve really liked Miyazaki’s output, though not all of them by any stretch. I still can’t fully buy into “Princess Mononoke”, though “Ponyo” was ridiculously cute and charming. Miyazaki’s latest is the historical drama “The Wind Rises”, about a plane designer during World War II. From what I can tell, there are no cute animals or wild fantasies, so it’s probably not something you’ll want to sit the kids in front of, unless they’re mature enough to handle the subject matter. In “The Wind Rises,” Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. »
The 13-year-old was photographed behind the wheel of a Fiat 500 with father Billy Ray Cyrus in the passenger seat. Regardless of the fact that a licensed driver was with her in the car, it is a clear violation in California where you must be 15-and-a-half to get a learner's permit.
Billy Ray and Noah were driving around a quiet street in their neighborhood of Toluca Lake, CA. The good news for the Cyrus clan? Noah and Billy Ray can't be issued any tickets for the violation since an officer didn't witness it.
Noah already has a career going for her. At age 3, she played the recurring role of Gracie Hebert for six episodes of the series "Doc," and played small roles in the background of six episodes of "Hannah Montana. »
Feature Ryan Lambie 23 Sep 2013 - 06:38
Studio Ghibli may be best known for its woodland spirits and castles in the sky, but there's so much more to the Japanese animation house's output than colourful fantasy. Whether directed by founders Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, or newer animators, such as Hiromasa Yonebayashi (Arrietty), Studio Ghibli's movies are equally alive in their more dramatic, quiet moments.
From Up On Poppy Hill, released in Japan in 2011 and out now on home release in the UK, may surprise some viewers with its gentle period romance, but it provides a fresh example of how Studio Ghibli can breathe life into even the most prosaic activities. From Up On Poppy Hill is the second feature from Goro Miyazaki - the son »
Tokyo -- After two months on top of the Japanese box office, Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises has been knocked from the top spot by Ataru The First Love & The Last Kill, the big-screen version of a hit TV drama from Tokyo Broadcasting Systems (TBS). The Wind Rises became the first Japanese movie to break the 10 billion yen ($101 million) barrier since Miyazaki’s own Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea in 2008, grossing $107 million so far. Ataru, with Masahiro Nakai reprising the title role from the TV drama about an autistic savant who helps the police
- Gavin J. Blair
This decade-spanning epic from maestro Hayao Miyazaki is his most unique films to date, inspired by the true stories of Jiro Horikoshi, visionary designer of one the most beautiful airplanes in history — the famed Zero fighter — and the poet Tatsuo Hori, whose verses are brought to life by the vivid animation of Studio Ghibli. The Walt Disney Studios and Studio Ghibli revealed North American release plans for “The Wind Rises,” a Studio Ghibli film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki (“My Neighbor Totoro,” “Spirited Away,” “Ponyo”), at the North American premiere of the film today at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film is slated for limited release in North American theaters on Feb. 21, 2014, and expanded release on Feb. 28, 2014, under the Touchstone Pictures banner. “ »
- Pietro Filipponi
Hayao Miyazaki’s potentially final (I’ll believe it when I see it) film, The Wind Rises, has played at the Toronto International Film Festival and has now announced its Us release dates. Disney have decided to show the film in New York and La in its original language from 8th-14th of November which will allow it to qualify for Academy Award consideration. Disney must be confident by pushing out the film in a subtitled form. The Wind Rises will then have a limited release from 21st February 2014, before going nationwide on 28th February. It is assumed that between November and February the film will be dubbed.
The Wind Rises follows the life of Jiro Horikoshi, a man who would go on to develop fighter planes for Japan in World War II. In terms of competition for The Wind Rises, it looks as though it will be taking on »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
The Walt Disney Studios and Studio Ghibli revealed North American release plans for The Wind Rises a Studio Ghibli film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki (My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, Ponyo), at the North American premiere of the film today at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film is slated for limited release in North American theaters on Feb. 21, 2014, and expanded release on Feb. 28, 2014, under the Touchstone Pictures banner. The Wind Rises will also open for Academy Award qualification engagements in New York and Los Angeles Nov. 8-14, 2013, showcasing the original film in Japanese with English subtitles.
In The Wind Rises, Jiro-inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni-dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes. Nearsighted from a young age and thus unable to become a pilot, Jiro joins the aircraft division of a major Japanese engineering company in 1927. His genius is soon recognized, and he grows to become »
When a film of a certain pedigree is scheduled for release anytime after October, we peg it as an Oscar hopeful. Disney is explicit about it with The Wind Rises. Disney scheduled to show the latest Hayao Miyazaki feature in Japanese with English subtitles November 8-14 in New York and Los Angeles for "Academy Award qualification engagements." The limited release comes three months later on February 21, 2014 before expanding wide (and presumably dubbed in English) on February 28. Miyazaki has been successful at the Oscars since the turn of the century. Spirited Away won Best Animated Feature in 2003 and Howl's Moving Castle was nominated in 2006. Ponyo went unnoticed, but The Wind Rises is Miyazaki's final film before he retires, so the Disney marketing machine can easily coast on a wave of good feelings for the director to land a nomination. Check out Matt's review from Tiff and hit the jump for the press release. »
- Brendan Bettinger
The Walt Disney Studios and Studio Ghibli revealed North American release plans for The Wind Rises , the new animated film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki ( My Neighbor Totoro , Spirited Away , Ponyo ), at the North American premiere of the film today at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film is slated for limited release in North American theaters on Feb. 21, 2014, and expanded release on Feb. 28, 2014, under the Touchstone Pictures banner. The Wind Rises will also open for Academy Award qualification engagements in New York and Los Angeles Nov. 8-14, 2013, showcasing the original film in Japanese with English subtitles. In The Wind Rises , Jiro . inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni . dreams of flying and designing beautiful »
Well this is a relief, although not a huge surprise. Madman Entertainment have confirmed acquisition of Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki's film The Wind Rises for Australia and New Zealand. Check out Christopher's review here.The Wind Rises follows the story of Jiro (voiced by Evangelion director Hideaki Anno), who dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Chronicling two decades, The Wind Rises depicts key historical events that deeply affect the course of Jiro's life, including The Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, The Great Depression, the tuberculosis epidemic, and Japan's plunge into war.The first feature to be helmed by Miyazaki since Ponyo in 2008, The Wind Rises brings together the lives and stories of the engineer Jiro Horikoshi...
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Check out these ten amazing fan-made posters for Hayao Miyazaki's classic animated films, such as Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, Porko Rosso, Ponyo, Castle in the Sky, Howl's Moving Castle, NausicaA Of the Valley of the Wind, and My Neighbor Totoro.
Miyazaki recently announced his retirement, and it's kind of sad that he won't be making any more films. If you haven't seen any of these films, you really need to watch them!
Via: The Art of Animation »
- Joey Paur
Legendary Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki bid farewell to animated feature film-making at a press conference announcing his retirement in Tokyo.
Following Studio Ghibli president Koji Hoshino’s preliminary statements at the Venice Film Festival last Sunday, the 72-year-old creator of beloved classics such as Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke and My Neighbour Totoro explained his reasons for stepping down.
“In a 12-14 hour day I can only spend about seven hours drawing, plus discussions, meals and the like. Things that are not part of my work,” he said.
“My work is being at the drawing desk. It’s a question of hours, and at my age you reach a limit where you have to put down the pencil and go home.
“No matter how well you maintain your health, powers of concentration degrade year on year.
“People may ask why I don’t rely on someone else, but I would’ve done that already. It’s not the »
- email@example.com (Jason Gray)
News Ryan Lambie 6 Sep 2013 - 06:55
As we heard at the Venice Film Festival on the 1st September, animator, artist and filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki is to retire from filmmaking. This was confirmed in a live broadcast earlier this morning, in which Miyazaki appeared in person to formally announce his departure.
There was a solemn atmosphere in the Tokyo press room, as Miyazaki gave the press his official statement, and insisted that, even though he'd announced his retirement before, "this time it's real."
In a Q and A after the statement, Miyazaki talked of his filmmaking career, and how it had taken him an increasingly long time to make movies over the past decade. Ponyo, he said, took five years to create "because of his age."
"Next time, [a film] might take seven years, which means if I did another film, »
We've talked about Hayao Miyazaki before, but in case you missed it, here's the scoop: He's amazing. The anime films he's directed include but are not limited to: My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke, and Ponyo. Each of them were fantastic, and even non-anime fans should seek them out and watch them. Miyazaki's most recent project is The Wind Rises, a historical film about famous Japanese plane designer Jiro Horikoshi. That film will be his last, because he's retiring. »
- David Hoffman
Being the son of animation’s unequivocal living master who’s body of work ranks among the best cinematic creations ever made, Goro Miyazaki understandably had much trepidation about taking up his father, Hayao’s craft, eventually to be put in comparison to each other, for better or worse. When he finally succumbed to the family business after being approached by Toshio Suzuki, one of Studio Ghibli’s longest running producorial collaborators, neither Ghibli’s seasoned animators or the majesty of the company’s lineage could save Goro’s paltry debut, Tales from Earthsea. Notably missing Hayao’s direct involvement thanks to familiar disagreements, the film, rich with dragons and magic, became one of the least enchanting releases of Ghibli’s generally pristine catalog. Approaching Goro’s sophomore effort with the same apprehension he began his directorial career, with doubts of creative significance lingering in the long, overbearing shadow of his father, »
- Jordan M. Smith
After the extraordinary adventures of Porco Rosso and Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, revered animation wizard Hayao Miyazaki has become the numero uno Japanese animator at Western festivals; his mere name in the title cards, along with his Ghibli studio, brings on a round of applause. The ambitious The Wind Rises is something of a special case that will divide audiences into two camps, those who find it an unforgettably beautiful and poetic ode to life, and those who tune out to its slow-moving second act, which can wear down the patience of even the well-disposed.
- Deborah Young
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