The Magic of Miyazaki: Part IV

DM Haight The personalities of Kiki and Sen in Kiki’s Delivery Service, and Spirited Away both need to exercise their beliefs in themselves to grow as individuals. The journey of the young girl has...

The Magic of Miyazaki: Part III

DM Haight There is a substantial focus on science in the animated works coming from Japan. Films like¬ Akira¬ (Katsuhiro Otomo) and¬ Ghost in the Shell¬ (Mamoru Oshii) show the cyber-punk side of...

The Magic of Miyazaki: Part II

DM Haight Throughout Miyazaki's works, we see this idealic side of the great director. He is a naturalist, conservationist. In¬ Ponyo¬ we see this side of Miyazaki in the way he employs the wrath of the...

The Magic of Miyazaki: Part I

DM Haight Hayao Miyazaki’s style of film making is very nearly the personification of what we may imagine a modern fairy tale to be. It has the enchanted elements, and the consistency in morality, the...

The Notorious “Dr. No”

DM Haight The first Bond film came in the form of¬ Dr. No¬ in 1962. Ever since then, the iconic score at the opening of the film, the strumming of that guitar, the orchestra behind it gave the film that...