As a thanks to my followers (I have over 1000 now, who knew?) here are some Whisper of the Heart re-edits, all in a lovely 1x1 format. If you would like the FULL resolution (Tumblr does not support this) PM me for a link. They make very nice prints.
Bunta Sugawara, 16 August 1933 - 28 November 2014 RIP
Renowned Japanese actor dies aged 81. Sugawara who rose to fame in the 1970s playing wild-at-heart gangsters on the mean streets of post-war Japan also voiced my favourite character Kamaji in Spirited Away and later voiced Sparrowhawk in Goro Miyazaki’s Tales From Earthsea.
The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness to be released on UK DVD on December 1st, 2014 and on US DVD on January 27th, 2014.
Also available via Amazon Instant in the USA on December 9th, 2014.
Granted near-unfettered access to the notoriously insular Studio Ghibli, the documentary’s director Mami Sunada follows the three men who are the lifeblood of Ghibli – the eminent director Hayao Miyazaki, the producer Toshio Suzuki, and the elusive and influential “other director” Isao Takahata – over the course of a year as the studio rushes to complete two films, Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises and Takahata’s The Tale of The Princess Kaguya. The result is a rare “fly on the wall” glimpse of the inner workings of one of the world’s most celebrated animation studios, and an insight into the dreams, passion and singular dedication of these remarkable creators.