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[sigh] i look about my apartment, and i see the chaos slowly reasserting itself. and it looked so nice last week before Laura and Jim got here. oh well. I'll just make sure to do it all over again before my momma arrives on the 23rd...or is the 24th? have to ask.

saw Hayao Miyazaki's "Spirited Away" on DVD tonight. was utterly and completely captivated and delighted by it. fairy tales have always fascinated me, ever since i was a child and was reading The New Junior Classics: Fairy Tales and Fables published by Collier and the original Grimms Fairy Tales that i got from an uncle. no idea how momma came by The New Junior Classics, but it was fabulous. from there i went to the Red Fairy Book and its sequels and whatever other Fairy Tale collections i could find in the public library. In watching Spirited Away, i was immediately able to recognize that this was a Fairy World with it's own Fairy Rules that entail swift punishment when broken. If you eat food that does not belong to you, you will be turned into a pig. if someone gives you good advice, take it and you will escape punishment. In other words, if you keep your eyes open you can learn the rules and use them to your advantage. I so love fairy tales from other cultures. I've heard Cinderella and Snow White so often, i know them inside and out, both Disney, and Brothers Grimm versions (shame they felt they had to "tidy" up the old Grimm versions. children should know that there is violence in the world, that way they learn how to deal with it at an early age imnsho). but tales about The King O Cats, Wassilissa the Beautiful, and The Tongue Cut Sparrow offer fascinating glimpses of their respective cultures. I think i need to get more Miyazaki films for myself, especially Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro.


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Dec. 27th, 2002 02:38 pm (UTC)
Spirited Away
I'm glad to hear you enjoyed Spirited Away! :)

Although, I do have to say the English-dub in theaters is worth seeing. There's some places in the Hong Kong DVD that the translation is awkward at best. But it's servicable until the legitimate Disney release comes out on DVD.
Dec. 27th, 2002 06:21 pm (UTC)
are there any release dates for the Disney DVD yet? J was pondering purchasing a copy of it for a friend, but couldn't find a US release. i told him "Of course not, that copy we watched laura got from Hong Kong." he said "oh." speaking of which. that place you got your from, is it overseas? i hear international shipping is expensive
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