designing and animating a diverse cast of women is hard
translation: we’re afraid to make women look different and “ugly” by giving them emotions that aren’t cutesy and cuddly because that would give people the idea that they’re human and not dolls to sell for Disney profit
this post is back and 10x better
Van Gogh Shadow - The artist’s paintings brought to life
The Evolution of Lara Croft.
boy I do wonder who of these people will turn out to be plot relevant
I told Miyazaki I love the “gratuitous motion” in his films; instead of every movement being dictated by the story, sometimes people will just sit for a moment, or they will sigh, or look in a running stream, or do something extra, not to advance the story but only to give the sense of time and place and who they are.
"We have a word for that in Japanese," he said. "It’s called ma. Emptiness. It’s there intentionally.”
Is that like the “pillow words” that separate phrases in Japanese poetry?
"I don’t think it’s like the pillow word." He clapped his hands three or four times. "The time in between my clapping is ma. If you just have non-stop action with no breathing space at all, it’s just busyness. But if you take a moment, then the tension building in the film can grow into a wider dimension. If you just have constant tension at 80 degrees all the time you just get numb.
spirited away isn’t about a whorehouse and totoro isn’t about death everyone shut the frick up
hayao miyazaki makes movies for kids (girls in particular) to teach them that there are things in life worth living for. is that not good enough for you
like interpret art however you want but this “let’s make art edgier by adding entry-level darkness to it” trend is wearing me thin