Review of “Remark to the Staff of the Ghibli Museum at the Screening of ‘Mon Mon the Water Spider,’ ‘The Day I Bought a Star,’ and ‘House Hunting’” (2005)

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Miyazaki Hayao (writer).

Read in 2021.

Read in Turning Point.

Film projection in a theatre as a form of ephemeral experience, the importance of such experiences, and hence why the six short films produced for the museum aren’t shown anywhere else.

Miyazaki connects the role of the theatre to the concept for the museum at large, “as a combined whole”. In this discourse he also connects back to “What Is Important for Children” (1996). The museum’s catbus, out of which clumsy modern children can fall and hurt themselves, resembles the pit.

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

Japanese production non-fiction text