Review of “About Period Dramas” (1985)


Miyazaki Hayao (writer).

Read in Starting Point.

Mostly gripes about the ahistorical depiction of historical battles, based in part on the novel Kassen (Battle) by Naoki Sanjūgo (Uemura Sōichi).

References here: Starting Point: 1979–1996 (1996/2009), Princess Mononoke (1997), “You Cannot Depict the Wild Without Showing Its Bruality and Cruelty: A Dialogue with Tadao Satō” (1997).

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