The Wind Rises @ RWC20: Miyazaki's last film…?

Show time is: 7:25 PM. We'll meet in the lower lobby around 7:10 PM, and go up to the theater. 

In acclaimed animator Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises, Jiro — inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni — dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes. Nearsighted from a young age and unable to be a pilot, Jiro joins a major Japanese engineering company in 1927 and becomes one of the world's most innovative and accomplished airplane designers. The film chronicles much of his life, depicting key historical events, including the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, the Great Depression, the tuberculosis epidemic and Japan's plunge into war. Jiro meets and falls in love with Naoko, and grows and cherishes his friendship with his colleague Honjo. Writer/director Miyazaki pays tribute to engineer Jiro Horikoshi and author Tatsuo Hori in this epic tale of love, perseverance, and the challenges of living and making choices in a turbulent world. Academy Award nominee for Best Animated Feature. (127 mins.) 

(Yes, the plane Jiro designed was also known as the Mitsubishi A6M Zero, aka, the Kamikaze plane…)

Note: We will be going to the original, Japanese language version with English sub-titles, rather than the English dubbed version! For those unfamiliar with Miyazaki's work, his animation is all hand-drawn, and the artwork is stunning.

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  • Russ

    A gorgeous movie! Miyazaki's contrast of Impressionist rendering and nearly photographic detail (check out those slide rule scales!!!) is just stunning. The rendering of the 1923 Kanto Earthquake is amazing. Seeing it in the original Japanese with sub-titles is the only way to go! Does make you wonder if Miyazaki sees a parallel between Jiro's artisanal engineering and the Mitsubishi/military industrial war machine and his Studio Ghibli's artisanship and the Disney Corp…?

    1 · March 5, 2014

    • Stefan

      I agree Andrew .. That was an awesome detail!

      March 6, 2014

    • Lisa

      Sounds great! Stefan and Russ, I would be happy to host another viewing of this movie on Saturday the same time and discussion afterwards at La Tartine. Could you send me the pdf of the Meetup sign? Thanks!

      March 6, 2014

  • Jim C. B.

    Not sure if I can make for dinner, but if I can where and when would it be

    March 4, 2014

    • Russ

      Jim, I think Andrew will be at Tartine, across from the theater. Stefan and I will only be there for the movie. See you.

      March 4, 2014

    • Andrew

      Just arrived

      March 4, 2014

  • Lisa

    I would love to see this film, but cannot attend tonight. Maybe we can have a meetup for this movie on Saturday at the same time?

    March 4, 2014

  • Andrew

    I've been looking for a chance to see this one. And I think I'll be able to make dinner.

    March 2, 2014

    • Andrew

      Anyone is welcome to join me for dinner. I'll likely go there anyway.

      March 3, 2014

    • Russ

      Andrew, Thanks for offering. We'll see you at the theater.

      March 4, 2014

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