A – Z Challenge | Directors series | H – Hayao Miyazaki

 

Hayao Miyazaki is a japanese Anime Filmmaker. Miyazaki has a career spanning over 5 decades has made excellent movies. His movies often deal with the theme of humanity and relationship with nature. His movies address the kids and the kids in the adults. His movies are of a greater depth and explain the need to embrace the nature. What makes him a great filmmaker is communicating those messages right from the children to adults. Everyone can connect to his movie at the deepest level. I would go to the length of saying that his movies should be screened to kids to understand the value of nature, humanity, and morality. To me personally, Miyazaki’s fantasy world is the most beautiful world I have ever seen.

A young woman who was several months pregnant was sitting in a bus. When she noticed a young man smiling at her she began feeling humiliated on account of her condition. She changed her seat and he seemed more amused. She moved again and then on seeing him laughing more. She filed a court case on him. In the court the man's defence was:- When the lady boarded the bus i couldn't help noticing she was pregnant. She sat under an advertisement, which read "Coming Soon- The unknown boon".. I was even more amused when she then sat under a shaving advertisement, which read:- "William's stick did the trick".. Then I could not control myself any longer, when on the third move she sat under an advertisement, which read:- "Dunlop Rubber would have prevented this accident".. The case was dismissed. The judge fell off his chair laughing !

The movie to be spotlighted here is 2001 gem Spirited Away. The movie starts with a family traveling to a new place and getting lost. While taking a wrong turn they encounter an empty village and the kid of the family accidentally enters the spirit world. Her parents are imprisoned by the Yubaba. How she survives and escapes from the Spirit World and saves her parents forms the movie. This movie emphasizes much more on the compassion, humanity, and importance of love over hatred.
Hayao Miyazaki is one person whose other significant works forms the entire filmography. Despite that, I would suggest these movies as a must watch. Some of the great movies of Hayao Miyazaki are My neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke and Wind Rises.

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