by fisherman on November 19, 2014 - 9:59pm
Have you ever watched the movie “Spiritual Away”? In the middle of her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and monsters; where humans are changed into beasts. This is one of my favorite movies. What about “My Neighbor Totoro”? When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wonderous forest spirits who live nearby. Both of these are produced by Hayao Miyazaki, Japanese film director. He founded “Studio Ghibli” which is best known for its anime future films, and has also produced several short films, television commercials, and one television film. Today I”ll introduce you my favorite Ghibli movie. Some of you may already knew this movie, “Porco Rosso” a.k.a. “Kurenai no Buta”.
Porco Rosso is a 1992 Japanese animated film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. The plot revolves around an Italian WWⅠ ex-fighter ace, now living as a freelance bounty hunter chasing "air pirates" in the Adriatic Sea. However, an unusual curse has transformed him to an anthropomorphic pig; he is now known to the world as "Porco Rosso", Italian for "Red Pig". Hayao Miyazaki tried to describe “a hunky guy” through Porco Rosso. While most of Ghibli movies made for kid’s anime, Porco Rosso aim middle-age men who is tired out of their job or life and shut off their brain. Porco Rosso was born in 1892 and is 36 years old, so he is also middle-age man.
The film was originally planned as a short in-flight film for Japan Airlines based on Hayao Miyazaki's manga The Age of the Flying Boat, but grew into a feature-length film. The outbreak of war in Yugoslavia cast a shadow over production and prompted a more serious tone for the film, which had been set in Croatia. The airline remained a major investor in the film, and showed it as an in-flight film well before its theatrical release.
If you are middle-age man who tired out of your life, try to refresh your brain by watching this movie which I strongly recommend. If you are still young men, watch this movie for your future coming soon and be prepared for the fight! If you are lady, just relax and enjoy this movie with some snacks. You may fall in love with Porco rosso.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porco_Rosso (accessed 20 November 2014)
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http://matome.naver.jp/odai/2133315529498706101 (accessed 20 November 2014)
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