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donniedarko 06-24-13 05:14 PM

Re: The 1st MoFo Movie Hall of Fame: Round 1
 
Sent in my list :)

jiraffejustin 06-24-13 05:22 PM

Originally Posted by donniedarko (Post 916125)
Sent in my list :)
Got it, thanks :up:

We now need votes from:

HitchFan
Skepsis
jal90

HitchFan97 06-24-13 06:02 PM

Re: The 1st MoFo Movie Hall of Fame: Round 1
 
Agh, I've been slacking off :eek: Now that it's summer I need to plow through the other eight films here.

teeter_g 06-24-13 08:01 PM

Re: The 1st MoFo Movie Hall of Fame: Round 1
 
Sweet, only 3 people left to turn in their lists so that we can soon get to round dos.

jiraffejustin 06-24-13 08:54 PM

Originally Posted by HitchFan97 (Post 916142)
Agh, I've been slacking off :eek: Now that it's summer I need to plow through the other eight films here.
Ha! Keep us updated with your progress. When you get down to a couple left I'll set a deadline.

Guaporense 06-25-13 01:55 AM

Originally Posted by Cobpyth (Post 915252)
Spirited Away is a very smart and complex film, in my opinion.
His third most complex. Nausicaa and P. Mononoke are actually more complex, though less 'artsy' than Spirited Away. All his films are very smart and complex if compared to the average stuff hollywood puts out even Castle in the Sky, a less complex work, is smarter than the average blockbuster.

Anyway, I am surprised that Donnie Darko hated Nausicaa, while I didn't expect him to love it I also though that this movie is rather accessible for a broad spectrum of people (that was his intention), though a 16 year old male is pretty much the least adequate demographic for Miyazaki's work (as I explained earlier). As he grows up he will probably develop a different opinion of these movies.

I do recommend Porco Rosso to you, though. I think you might like that one a little more. It's quite different from Miyazaki's other work.
Indeed. Though it has Fio, which is a childlike character like Nausicaa. The difference is that it is not the main character. Princess Mononoke lacks any childlike character, though.

I watched every film on this Hall of Fame list now, by the way.
My question is:

Should I send in a top 12 or just a top 6?
I sent my top 12 so that it already gives your ordering for the next round. Let's say that some of the movies in your top 6 drop out, he can know what would be your new top 6 from the movies that didn't drop out of the competition.

donniedarko 06-25-13 02:00 AM

Re: The 1st MoFo Movie Hall of Fame: Round 1
 
Actually Porco Rosso is the only ghilibi film that I want to watch.

Guaporense 06-25-13 02:19 AM

Re: The 1st MoFo Movie Hall of Fame: Round 1
 
Takahata's films are strictly adult. Only Yesterday and Grave of the Fireflies don't have any of the childlike elements present in all of Miyazaki's work, even Porco Rosso has some childlike elements and a sense of unshakable dignity that is often associated with family friendly material.

Takahata and Satoshi Kon are the anime directors that made movies for adults only.

jiraffejustin 06-25-13 02:25 AM

Originally Posted by donniedarko (Post 916310)
Actually Porco Rosso is the only ghilibi film that I want to watch.
Have you seen Princess Mononoke? I think it's something you could enjoy.

Guaporense 06-25-13 03:01 AM

Originally Posted by jiraffejustin (Post 916323)
Have you seen Princess Mononoke? I think it's something you could enjoy.
Princess Mononoke is Nausicaa without the cuteness and childlikeness of Nausicaa, the character, substituted for brutality. It's the only brutal Miyazaki movie and thus his favorite movie among fans of adult anime in the west.

Nausicaš 06-25-13 08:28 AM

Re: The 1st MoFo Movie Hall of Fame: Round 1
 
I am surprised that Donnie Darko hated Nausicaa
http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lrmnb5IcQh1qb6qm9.gif

donniedarko 06-25-13 02:05 PM

^Ha, your avatar hates your username.

Originally Posted by jiraffejustin (Post 916323)
Have you seen Princess Mononoke? I think it's something you could enjoy.
No I Haven't. I saw the trailer on the Spirited Away DVD, and it looked awful.

Mr Minio 06-25-13 02:25 PM

Re: The 1st MoFo Movie Hall of Fame: Round 1
 
Judging a movie by trailer is like judging a girl's looks by it's back.

donniedarko 06-25-13 03:33 PM

Re: The 1st MoFo Movie Hall of Fame: Round 1
 
I am an ass type of guy though.

rauldc14 06-25-13 03:55 PM

Re: The 1st MoFo Movie Hall of Fame: Round 1
 
this looks like fun guys. The thing I like best is that you've given lots of time for people to see all the films involved. If this happens again, I'd love to be a part of it.

Guaporense 06-25-13 04:10 PM

The English language trailer of P.M. is horrible. The Japanese trailer is much better: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyX89c3nSHw

I think I will nominate Ponyo or My Neighbor Totoro for the next round of the Mofo hall of fame. If Donnie though Nausicaa was childish, what he will think of those - that are Miyazaki's actual 100% children's movies? I think he will hate the cuteness of these movies so much that he will have a stroke watching any one of these. :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gh4rqs62pL8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUyXe4qW8CM

Japanese culture appear to me to be more childlike than US culture, explaining why an American might view Nausicaa as a movie for people under 8, even though it was explicitly made for people much older than that:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNdPPEwguDQ

Cobpyth 07-06-13 10:23 PM

Don't forget this, guys!

@Guaporense: I would like you to send in a more obscure anime film that I haven't seen yet, but I guess that's not really the point of a Hall of Fame.

I think My Neighbor Totoro has its adult elements, by the way. It's probably my second favorite Miyazaki film. It also had that magical feeling that I also felt with Spirited Away. That kind of feeling I didn't really find in Howl's Moving Castle (for instance), although it's also very magical plotwise. I can't really put my finger on the exact reason, though. Somehow the two films I first mentioned had a much bigger effect on me.

Ponyo is indeed very much for children. I liked it. I'm still a (big) child myself!
Didn't have that magical feeling I talked about earlier, though.

teeter_g 07-06-13 11:32 PM

Re: The 1st MoFo Movie Hall of Fame: Round 1
 
How are we doing as far as finishing this round?

jiraffejustin 07-07-13 12:01 AM

Re: The 1st MoFo Movie Hall of Fame: Round 1
 
Still have a couple votes to go. Anybody heard from jal90 recently?

Godoggo 07-07-13 04:31 PM

I looked at his/her profile and their last post was in June, but he/she logged in the second of this month. :shrug: My bet is that you probably aren't getting his/her votes.


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