Thursday, April 13, 2006

New review

Hey kids! My new review of Whisper of the Heart is now online over at RevolutionSF:
Watching Whisper of the Heart is a bittersweet experience, notable as much for what might have been as for what it is. With Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata both aging, the Studio Ghibli founders wisely decided younger directors needed cultivation if the animation studio was to continue long into the future. So Yoshifumi Kondo was tapped to direct Whisper of the Heart, a coming-of-age fable developed by Miyazaki, and the film was released in 1995. Unfortunately, Kondo's untimely death ensured that Whisper of the Heart would be remembered more as an epitaph than the debut of Stuidio Ghibli's next generation.

It's a pretty good film, if a little too quiet for its own good. But I still recommend it.

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