The films of Hayao Miyazaki are some of the most popular in Japan and the rest of the world. Perhaps his most famous work, Spirited Away , is the highest-grossing domestic film in Japanese history. Often, these films can be familiar to Western audiences because Miyazaki bases many of his scripts on European sources. Two recent films from his production company, Studio Ghibli, are good examples. Explaining the concept of Shinto to a high school class can be very daunting. It is a religion that is literally and figuratively foreign to the American teenager.
SPIRITED AWAY : A Study of the Symbolical Significances in Hayao Miyazaki’s Surreal Masterpiece
Spirited Away Film Study by ellena peach
These notes were contributed by members of the GradeSaver community. We are thankful for their contributions and encourage you to make your own. Hayao Miyazaki's masterpiece, which won multiple award, can be seen as one big, weird coming-of-age story. Drawing heavily on Japanese Shinto-Buddhist folktales, the story draws a young girl into a magical world, by no fault of her own.
Analyzing the Film Spirited Away - Essay Example
I have been studying story structure recently, primarily using the writings and YouTube interviews of John Truby and Christopher Vogler as guides. Having fine tuned my story structure awareness I sat down to watch one of our family favourites; Spirited Away. My kids love Spirited Away, an animation from Studio Ghibli. They are travelling to a new home, new city, new school.
Post Bubble Culture. Far more Americans saw the clips from Spirited Away shown just before its Academy Award was announced than will ever see the movie. What did it take for Spirited Away to attain its relative prominence in the American market and, if any, what effect has its story tell us about the possibilities for wide scale US distribution of anime films in the States? Spirited Away was a wild domestic success by any metric.