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Hayao Miyazaki Retires From Feature Directing

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Didn't he already retire after Spirited Away?
And then again after Howl's Moving Castle?
And then again after Ponyo?
And now again after The Wind Rises.....

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His studio and the media are definitely TREATING this announcement with more gravitas and finality than the others. Even so, I won't truly believe Miyazaki is through directing until he's through living.

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Didn't he already retire after Spirited Away?

And then again after Howl's Moving Castle?

And then again after Ponyo?

And now again after The Wind Rises.....

Yeah. He's like the Japanese Steven Soderbergh -- he claims he's retiring, but then does another couple of films. Although Miyazaki's work as a whole is so much more satisfying and enjoyable than Soderbergh.

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Just read about this. Hope he keeps going though. I consider this tentative until he makes the announcement himself. Come on Miyazaki, a man provides. He simply bears up and he does it. Because he's a man.

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Cute. But certainly not what I had expected for a new post when I clicked on this thread! :D

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I really liked that which shows the sad state of animation films today (mainly in USA):

"I have been lucky because I've been able to participate in the last era when we can make films with paper, pencil and film".

I can imagine John Williams saying:

"I have been lucky because I've been able to participate in the last era when we can make film music with paper, pencil and an orchestra".

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Yeah, a wrist watch!

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Looks like a fantastic set, but it will be WAAAAAY out of my price league.

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Yeah, a wrist watch!

Oh, Inky, you jokester!

But in all seriousness, I swear to god, if you offered me a wrist watch, I'd... just give it to someone else.

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Be careful though before buying this set:

Assuming that Disney just re-packages the existing discs from the previous single-film releases, these five movies' BDs will have major problems:

Lossy Japanese audio:
Ponyo

Burnt-in dub credits:
Nausicaa

Dubtitles:
Laputa (Castle in the Sky)
Kiki's Delivery Service
Princess Mononoke

http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.php?p=11112233&postcount=41

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