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Daily Archives: September 16, 2014

Fears about the closure of the highly respected anime house, Studio Ghibli, began a year ago with Hayao Miyazaki’s confirmation of a rumor scattered at Venice Film Festival about his retirement. Recently—as the celebrations and controversies about Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises (2013) simmered, and after the premier of Hiromasa Yonebayashi’s When Marnie Was There (2014)—Toshio Suzuki, new general manager of… Read more »

16 September 2014 | Features, Film Lists

Even if you’re not an aspiring screenwriter and have general interest in extremely good screenplays, these are the basic films whose narrative construction, character development, solid yet mind-blowing plotlines, etc., make for terrific readings and life-changing experiences. Any good screenwriter should keep in mind the work already done by masters of this craft throughout film history, taking notes of outstanding… Read more »

16 September 2014 | Features, Film Lists