Saturday, February 22, 2014

Saturday Short

Today's short is the trailer for the Oscar-nominated, feature-lenth animation The Wind Rises. Written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, the film, the last by Miyazaki, is about Jiro Horikoshi (1903-1982), who designed the fighter planes Japan used during World War II. The film's title comes from a poem by Valery, "The wind is rising! We must try to live").



David Edelstein, "'Wind Rises' Is Exquisite, and Likely to Be Hayao Miyazaki's Last", NPR, February 21, 2014

Bryan Hood, "Big in Japan: A Guide to the Films of Animation Master Hayao Miyazaki", Rolling Stone, February 19, 2014

Moeko Fujii, "Miyazaki's Film 'The Wind Rises' Spurring Mixed Emotions", The Wall Street Journal, July 26, 2013

The Wind Rises on FaceBook

1 comment:

nance.mdr said...

it looks like it will be a good movie to see.