Studio Ghibli's newest based on the Ursula K. Le Guin Novel. Miyazaki's son, Goro, is helming this one as a first time director. Word is, his dad Hayao, wasn't too keen on it at first. The son had been the managing director of the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka and not an animator like his father. However when he showed his sketches to the staff at Studio Ghibli, they were quite impressed at his artistic skills.
Of course, Hayao Miyazaki films are not great simply for their animation and artistry alone, but in the characters and story telling, which play a huge part in every film. We'll have to wait and see how much of that the son inherited.
Friday, July 28, 2006
Friday, July 21, 2006
What do they say about immitation?
I pulled around the bend, found my usual spot, and parked. Then, I walked down the street and saw a Japanese guy sitting on an army green CD50 in front of the MacDonalds. His bike was an old one, with a front fender plate, no less! This is the first time I've seen such treatment on a bike other than mine, other than those which originally came with it, of course.
I walked down the street for maybe a minte, came back and he was gone. Ah shucks. I wanted to get a picture of his bike. Oh well. I walked back to my bike and saw this. He had now parked his bike alongside mine, tucked up on the sidewalk! I guess he had seen me pull around and decided to wait till the coast was clear, then park his next to mine. How touching.
I never got to talk with the guy, but, obviously, I got my pic.
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Discovery Channel Cub Special
Charlie Boorman, who accompanied Ewan MacGregor on motorcycles around the world is trying to see what a cub can be put through in this hilarious 'documentary'.
PS: don't try this at home!