Hayao Miyazaki's World Picture

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McFarland, Feb 12, 2015 - Performing Arts - 204 pages
Hayao Miyazaki has gained worldwide recognition as a leading figure in the history of animation, alongside Walt Disney, Milt Kahl, Tex Avery, Chuck Jones, Yuri Norstein and John Lasseter. In both his films and his writings, Miyazaki invites us to reflect on the unexamined beliefs that govern our lives. His eclectic body of work addresses compelling philosophical and political questions and demands critical attention. This study examines his views on contemporary culture and economics from a broad spectrum of perspectives, from Zen and classical philosophy and Romanticism, to existentialism, critical theory, poststructuralism and psychoanalytic theory.

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User Review  - melydia - LibraryThing

A highly academic examination of the famous Japanese filmmaker's personal philosophy. I did not finish it. I barely got through the first chapter. The writing is so dense and formal that, as with so ... Read full review

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User Review  - Gryphon-kl - LibraryThing

I was rather cautious when deciding whether to request this book; while I'm a fan of Miyazaki's work, my previous experience with books published by McFarland has been less than positive. After ... Read full review


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Dani Cavallaro has written widely about literature, cultural theory, and anime. She lives in London.

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