And now my first memory quilt patch of the new blog! It’s kinda unfortunate that this project is going to be divided between the old and new blog, but there’s not much I can do about it.
In truth, I didn’t like Howl’s Moving Castle that much. I am a huge fan of the books, and I didn’t the changes Miyazaki made.
There are things that make this really special for me. I got to see Howl’s Moving Castle in theaters, which was quite an experiance. The only place showing it was a small arts theater outside of town. We had to drive 45 minutes to get to the theater.
But it was worth it. Miyazaki’s art truely is meant to be seen on a theater, and soaking in it was nearly mindblowing. I think that was the moment my mind was opened to the possible potential of animation, and what it could achieve. While I would later see Ponyo, nothing would complete with the wonder I felt when seeing the movie. It probably had something to do with my age at the time. While I can’t remember exactly, I was only in middle school, and still had the ability to experiance childish wonder and amazement.