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Studio Ghibli Alert - Film 4

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TensionWheelsCoolHeels Thu 19-Dec-13 00:55:40

My Neighbour Totoro is on film 4 this Sunday, Howls Moving Castle is on on Monday and Spirited Away is on on Wednesday. There might be others but that's all my planner lets me see.

mrscumberbatch Thu 19-Dec-13 02:26:47

I had no idea that this was a feminist issue wink

NatashaBee Thu 19-Dec-13 02:28:13

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

CaptChaosGlitteryBaubles Thu 19-Dec-13 04:00:50

This might help

Anyone who had every seen a ghibli film would know why it was a feminist issue (or feminist chat anyway)

They are also regularly mentioned in "what can i watch with my daughter that won't let her be ruined by the patriarchy?" threads.

HowlingTrap Thu 19-Dec-13 08:40:41

The last Anime film I saw was Grave of Fireflies , certainly not a feminist film the mother has her skin blasted off by a bomb and dies, the Aunt is evil and expects orphaned children to 'contribute' to get food and then the little girl dies, the only female message in there seems to be nice women die horribly , evil women live in relative comfort.

TensionWheelsCoolHeels Thu 19-Dec-13 08:50:11

What Please said. The 3 films that are on are often quoted in the 'what can my DD watch' type of threads posted in this section. Sorry I wasn't clear. smile

AryaofhouseSnark Thu 19-Dec-13 08:57:53

Howling, grave of the fireflies is a really sad film isn't it. I sobbed for a good while after.
Yy Ghibli films are brilliant.

southeastastra Thu 19-Dec-13 09:02:20

good, hope they show kiki's delivery service which is v sweet. my ds (12) loves the cat returns so it appeals to boys too wink

i know what you sort of mean by putting it in feminism but i think lots of parents hate the sugary shite hollywood put out for all kids.

AryaofhouseSnark Thu 19-Dec-13 09:08:37

Ghibli has been bought out by Disney recently, so unfortunately any of the newer stuff might be sugary Hollywood shite.

rumbelina Thu 19-Dec-13 09:09:05

They did a run of them a few weeks (months?) ago as well, we've got loads stored on the video box. DS loves watching them with us but OH the questions....

rumbelina Thu 19-Dec-13 09:12:33

Arya - I once watched Spirited Away with the directly-translated subtitles and the American dubbing, to compare, and boy oh boy are some bits disneyfied. I can't remember specific examples as it was a while ago but particularly right at the end I remember shouting at the TV. Much prefer to watch them subtitled but can't if DS is watching.

Ubik1 Thu 19-Dec-13 09:15:35

Sometimes it can just be a bit of fun, you know

southeastastra Thu 19-Dec-13 09:16:11

oh no, disney are taking over the world sad

AryaofhouseSnark Thu 19-Dec-13 09:16:14

Oh that's interesting to hear rumblina, I will have to try that.

Fluffytent Thu 19-Dec-13 09:17:41

Brilliant! Thank you!

Totoro is biiiiiig in feminism! Go totoro!

AskBasilAboutCranberrySauce Thu 19-Dec-13 09:22:04

Thanks for putting it in the FWR section, I'd have missed it if it were in the main active threads page.


Shockers Thu 19-Dec-13 09:24:10

The friend who first introduced me to Ghibli (who has a little theatre that sometimes shows the films smile) told me that a lot of the landscapes are inspired by the Welsh countryside.

I have a few of them in my collection now, they have helped enormously in mine and DD's bonding process (she is adopted). We both really enjoy them, so they have become 'our' thing for wet weekend afternoons under a duvet.

benid Thu 19-Dec-13 09:50:21

thankyou smile I've been meaning to look out for these

rumbelina Thu 19-Dec-13 10:10:38

Ubik1 was that to me??

IHeardMummyDissingParcelforce Thu 19-Dec-13 10:28:24

Disney have bought up Ghibli? shocksad

These are some of the best films there are.

How dare they? How could they sell out like that, too?

scallopsrgreat Thu 19-Dec-13 12:06:26

Ooh thanks for this Tension. Funny as soon as I saw the title I knew exactly why it had been put in this section smile

thisismyYuleTimenickname Thu 19-Dec-13 12:19:09

My Neighbour Totoro is a lovely movie. Please watch it everyone - with your children or even without! "Ponyo" is great too.

I think Studio Ghibli can be hit and miss but Miyazaki definitely makes sure to portray girls and women as active doers, not cute sidekicks.

Grave of the fireflies is a movie about the horrors of war and will of course show death and bad behaviour. It's absolutely not for children.

I remember reading Grave of the Fireflys and My Neigbor Totoro were released as a double feature in Japan... Can you imagine children watching the two of them together! ? shock

TerrariaMum Thu 19-Dec-13 17:24:29

Really?!! Goodness! I suppose they thought that after the tragedy of Fireflies, people might need something light straight after?

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