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).

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