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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful:
Oscar, Oscar, Oscar, 8 November 2003

Peter Jackson is operating at such an elevated level. He deserves every

accolade afforded in and out of the industry.It's impossible to tell

what far-reaching impact he will have on this century, but it's already

transcendent compared to the mundane efforts of his contemporaries. One

can only hope that he and George Martin will come to some understanding

as to the deportment of that worthy's series, "The Song of Fire and

Ice". And it may indeed be Jackson who can rope in Jordan's "Wheel of

Time" series as well.Ultimately, the world is at stake, and Peter

Jackson understands the nature of this world, its peoples, and what

stories to tell to preserve that which is good in those intersecting

realms. We must do all that we can to keep his vision and the vision of

his artistic kin as sharp as can be. Good stories can heal a people,

nation, a specie

0 out of 1 people found the following review useful:
This is a masterpiece for the ages., 30 May 2003

One can only lament that Joseph Campbell didn't get to see this

incredible, culminate work of Miyasaki's. It is so rife with architypal symbolism as to be bursting at it's seams. Doctoral and masters thesis

will be achieved for decades to come. Miyasaki's masterful, lyrical

blending of eastern and western mythologies stands alone in the medium,

and puts him on the historical timeline as one of the greatest

storytellers of all time. Indeed, coupled with the body of his work, the

man stands with Homer, Lewis Carroll, and Tolkien. This is one of those

works, like "Through the Lookinglass", that deserves an annual visit

from childhood upwards. The deeper one goes, the richer the experience.

Ten stars for

15 out of 18 people found the following review useful:
One of the last of the Capra-esque well-made movies., 29 April 2003

This is one of the last Capra-esque, indeed Kaufman-esque, well-made movies, even though it's release was well into the fifties. The socio and geo-political ramifications perhaps resonate even more so in our post-Enron and present Halliburton era. Aside from being hilarious and utterly entertaining ( I imagine even more so on the live stage with a raucus audience), the story poses the eternal question of personal integrity, simple honesty, and common decency; and that multinational corporations and super-power governments should be less occupied with "getting away with it" or "not getting caught"; rather more so with "doing the right thing" and producing the best for everyone. This film should be taught. Instead, it's slowly disappearing from the geopolitical landscape; i.e., it's becoming harder to find in video stores.

2 out of 3 people found the following review useful:
Landmark filmmaking: the beginning of a new era., 22 April 2003

This is a seminal work, a landmark film, transcendant of genre, medium, and the technology. It is a pure product of love. Peter Jackson and his cast and crew have lifted the evlotionary bar of humanity to utterly new heights. This film and it's subsequent mates embody what is worth saving in the spec

Loser (2000)
0 out of 1 people found the following review useful:
An excellent morality tale for our times., 22 April 2003

An excellent morality tale for our times, Loser transcends the genre with crisp, clean notes of hope, goodness, and thinking for one's self.

All in the guise of a coming-of-age, post-teen movie. Excellent performances by the leads and supporting cast