Miyazaki’s Last Film To Get Oscar RunSeptember 12, 2013
“The Wind Rises” will get in just in time for 2014 Oscars.
Hayao Miyazaki’s first movie in 5 years, and the last movie that he will direct will be set for limited release in LA Nov 8-14th, 2013. This is very exciting news since the legendary director announced his retirement from film making earlier this year. Miyazaki is best known for such animated films as Howl’s Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke, and Spirited Away.
The film will go up against such movies as The Croods and Monsters University, there was a very low turnout for animation this year for The Wind Rises to compete with.
The Wind Rises is a film based on the life and times of Jiro Horikoshi, a famous fighter plane designer. It is a historical drama regarding the life of the designer, starting at the beginning of Horikoshi’s life as a child dreaming about flight, and continuing through the tragedy of the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923.
Miyazaki has always been one of those special film makes to me. With watching Princess Mononoke as a kid, it blew me away. I had never seen such animation and depth within an animated movie before, and it changed how I viewed animated movies. Most animation studios now choose a digital format to create their films, you see this with such Pixar and Dreamworks films in the past decade. Miyazaki’s was special due to the fact he still chose the hand drawn method of production with little computer involvement. This ensured that Miyazaki’s films kept the look and feel that he was known for over the past 40 years that he has been making films.
I will miss the films of Miyazaki and the joy each one brought me. The Wind Rises will also be something I will be sure to see and add to the collection of happy memories. Please go see this movie on release Feb 28th, 2014.