Mansfield Fox

Law student. Yankees fan. Massive fraggle. Just living the American dream.

Saturday, June 11, 2005

From the Guy What Brung You "Spirited Away"

So I was this afternoon naughty and snuck up to the Upper West Side to see Hayao Miyazaki's Howl's Moving Castle, now in limited release. (Jealous much?)

The movie was pretty good, I thought. Beautiful as all out, with a great flow. The plot was a little confusing - I still have no idea what the motivations of about half the characters were - but I suppose that may have been deliberate, an attempt to maintain the magical, dreamlike quality of the story. And the world had a wonderful Belle Epoque / Great War feel to it, which I loved. (Any era in which the moustache was cool is alright in my book.)