Review of “I’ve Always Wanted to Create a Film About Which I Could Say, ‘I’m Just Glad I Was Born, so I Could Make This’” (2005)
Miyazaki Hayao (interviewee).
Read in 2021.
Read in Turning Point.
A meandering press interview apropos of winning a Golden Lion for lifetime achievement and Howl’s Moving Castle (2004) being about to premiere (in Italy). It’s mostly about Heidi: A Girl of the Alps (1974) and the popularity of Ghibli films in Europe, but there’s also a comment on the high financial stakes of Princess Mononoke (1997), with Miyazaki thinking it’d be his last chance to make a movie.
References here: Turning Point: 1997–2008 (2008/2014).