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NEW BOOK ON HAYAO MIYAZAKI



 

The Cinema of Hayao Miyazaki

by Jeremy Mark Robinson

Born on January 5, 1941 in Tokyo, Hayao Miyazaki is known as the ‘Japanese Disney’, a filmmaker as revered - and as popular - as Walt Disney or Steven Spielberg. Miyazaki, in short, is a true phenomenon in contemporary animation and in world cinema.
Hayao Miyazaki's movies include Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, Laputa: Castle In the Sky and My Neighbor Totoro.
Hayao Miyazaki may be the most talented fantasy filmmaker of his generation: not even the finest filmmakers of Hollywood can rival his films when it comes to creating fantasy worlds, and fantastical characters and events. Miyazaki has millions of fans around the world, not least among fellow animators and filmmakers, for whom he is a genius.
What Hayao Miyazaki’s films do is to bring you completely into a fantasy world that is actually instantly recognizable and familiar. It’s as if these fantasy realms have always existed - very much like J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth or Ursula Le Guin’s Earthsea (both influences on Miyazaki). The visionary and magical elements are fused with the domestic and familial and social elements , so that it seems completely ordinary and believable that, say, flying machines soar overhead which have flapping wings like an insect, or that little white creatures pop up out of trees.
To write one hit animation movie is amazing, to write seven is remarkable. To write and direct one spectacular animated picture is very impressive, to write and direct seven features is almost unheard-of in the world of contemporary commercial animation.

This new study of Hayao Miyazaki considers all of his films and TV shows (and his manga work). It also includes chapters on Studio Ghibli • on fellow director Isao Takahata • Miyazaki's influences • his contemporaries and colleagues • his characters • his movies' relation to Western animation (including Disney) • his unmade films • and his themes and motifs.

The Cinema of Hayao Miyazaki also explores Japanese animation, its production and style, some classics of anime, and digital animation.

Includes quotes by Miyazaki; fans on Miyazaki; and resources.
The second edition has been completely updated and revised. There is a new chapter on The Wind Rises, and Ghibli’s latest films, including The Tale of Princess Kaguya.

Jeremy Mark Robinson's books include Jean-Luc Godard (2009), J.R.R. Tolkien (2010) and Andrei Tarkovsky (2012). He edits two magazines, Passion and Pagan America (a journal of American poetry).

AUTHOR’S NOTE: I hope this book offers readers some new insights into the films of the incredible filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, so they can go back and enjoy them all over again. I have looked at all of the key research for this book, which was begun years ago. I have focussed mainly on the movies themselves, exploring each one in detail. The book also includes technical info on animation, a chapter on the animation industry in Japan, and comparisons between Miyazaki’s films and those in the West, including Walt Disney’s work. I have also included chapters on the output of Studio Ghibli, and also Isao Takahata, Miyzaki’s colleague.
 

The second edition has been completely revised and updted.
Fully illustrated, with images from the films of Miyazaki, Takahata, Ghibli, influences, and other anime. With filmography, bibliography and notes. 664 pages.
The hardcover edition comes in a case laminate cover, with a matte finish, in full colour.
 

PAPERBACK     ISBN 9781861715159.

£19.99 / $29.99   (Trade terms: 35%).
 

HARDBACK    ISBN 9781861713360.

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Hayao Miyazaki: Pocket Guide





To write one hit animation movie is amazing, to write eleven is remarkable. To write and direct one spectacular animated picture is very impressive, to write and direct eleven features, each one a hit (and some enormous hits), is unheard-of in the world of contemporary commercial anim-ation. Then add to that storyboarding each movie (a huge undertaking in itself). Then add to that personally overseeing drawings and cels, including drawing key anim-ation, and you simply cannot believe one man can do it all! And of Hayao Miyazaki's 11 movies as director, five are widely acknowledged as masterpieces ? Nausicaä, Totoro, Mononoke, Spirited and Wind. You could add Laputa, Kiki, Porco and Ponyo. Some would add Cagliostro. Which only leaves Howl! (And Howl has plenty of admirers!).

This new study of Hayao Miyazaki considers all of his films and TV shows (and his manga work). It also includes chapters on Studio Ghibli • on fellow director Isao Takahata • Miyazaki's influences • his contemporaries and colleagues • his characters • his movies' relation to Western animation (including the Walt Disney Company) • his unmade films • and his themes and motifs.
Includes quotes by Miyazaki; fans on Miyazaki; and resources.

Fully illustrated. With filmography, bibliography and notes. 424 pages.

The hardcover edition comes in a smart case laminate cover, with a matte finish, in full colour.
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ISBN 9781861715173.   £14.99 / $22/99  Pbk

ISBN 9781861715166.   £24.99 / $36.99  Hbk
 
 
 
 



 
 


 

Spirited Away: Hayao Miyazaki: Pocket Movie Guide

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by Jeremy Mark Robinson

A new study of Spirited Away, Hayao Miyazaki's and Studio Ghibli's hit 2001 movie.
Born on January 5, 1941 in Tokyo, Hayao Miyazaki is known as the ‘Japanese Disney’, a filmmaker as revered - and as popular - as Walt Disney or Steven Spielberg. Miyazaki, in short, is a true phenomenon in contemporary animation and in world cinema.
Hayao Miyazaki's movies include Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, Laputa: Castle In the Sky and My Neighbor Totoro.
 

Includes chapters on Japanese animation, its production and style, some classics of anime, and digital animation.

Includes critics on Miyazaki; fans on Miyazaki; and resources.

The hardcover edition comes in a case laminate cover, with a matte finish, in full colour. For the hardcover edition, 20 extra pages of illustrations have been added.

Fully illustrated. With filmography, bibliography and notes. 284 pages.
Paperback.   ISBN 9781861715197.
Hardback. . ISBN 9781861715265.
www.crmoon.com

PAPERBACK     £9.99/ 15.99
HARDBACK     £19.99 / $29.99
 
 



 
 
 

Princess Mononoke: Hayao Miyazaki: Pocket Movie Guide

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by Jeremy Mark Robinson

A new study of Princess Mononoke, Hayao Miyazaki's and Studio Ghibli's hit 1997 movie.
Born on January 5, 1941 in Tokyo, Hayao Miyazaki is known as the ‘Japanese Disney’, a filmmaker as revered - and as popular - as Walt Disney or Steven Spielberg. Miyazaki, in short, is a true phenomenon in contemporary animation and in world cinema.
Hayao Miyazaki's movies include Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, Laputa: Castle In the Sky and My Neighbor Totoro.

Includes chapters on Japanese animation, its production and style, some classics of anime, and digital animation.

Includes quotes by Miyazaki;  critics on Miyazaki; reviews by fans; and resources.
The hardcover edition comes in a case laminate cover, with a matte finish, in full colour. For the hardcover edition, 20 extra pages of illustrations have been added.

Fully illustrated. 264 pages. With filmography, bibliography and notes.
ISBN 9781861715180. Pbk
ISBN 9781861715258. Hardcover
www.crmoon.com
 

PAPERBACK     £9.99/ $15.99
HARDBACK     £19.99/ $29.99
 



 

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