Friday, September 18, 2009

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

NausicaƤ of the Valley of the Wind is a 1984 Hayao Miyazaki Japanese anime film. There are no worthwhile special features on our dvd. We watched the English dub, which features the voices of Patrick Stewart, Uma Thurman, Chris Sarandon, Edward James Olmos, Shia LeBoeuf and Mark Hamill. This is not among my favorites of Miyazaki's work. It is slow moving, and Miyazaki does tend to fiddle on one string.

GoogleVideo has it online:

DVDTalk describes it as "epic adventure that can grab the attention of every age group." StompTokyo says,
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind was Hayao Miyazaki's first chance to direct a film featuring his own characters, and he used that chance to fashion a fantasy world so complex and believable that it could be compared easily to the worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien and George Lucas.

11/25/2009: FilmStudiesForFree has links to resources on Hayao Miyazaki.

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