Reviews of “Proposal for ‘House Hunting’” (2004) and related work

“Proposal for ‘House Hunting’” (2004Sequential art with text)

Read in 2021.

Read in Turning Point.

A single page of concept art outlining the narrative of a film, “10 minutes long, using 100 shots and less than 10% CGI”, like Miyazaki’s other concepts for Saturn Theatre shorts.

References here: Turning Point: 1997–2008 (2008/2014).

Japanese production non-fiction sequential art text

“An Attempt at a Short Film: Remarks on Accepting the Japan Foundation Award for 2005” (2005Text)

Miyazaki Hayao (writer).

Read in 2021.

Read in Turning Point.

The use of onomatopoeia in House-hounting (2006).

References here: “What’s Important for the Spirit: Text of a Speech to Be Given on the Occasion of Receiving the Japan Foundation Award for 2005” (2005), Turning Point: 1997–2008 (2008/2014).

Japanese production non-fiction spin-off text

“Welcome to the Ghibli Forest Short Film ‘House Hunting’” (2006Text)

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The actors, the basic linguistic concept for the film, and its relation to animism, with the example of Miyazaki taking a picture of his two sons as children in the bathtub they were about to throw out, because the boys “felt sorry for the ofuro”.

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